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New Restaurant Opens in Chateau Elan Winery

Article Date 08/17/2017

August 16, 2017 BRASELTON, Georgia – Château Élan Winery is proud to announce the grand opening of marc, the final project in a four-year revitalization of the Château Élan vineyards and winery. This exciting new restaurant concept maintains the exceptional standards the Georgia landmark is known for, while curating a brand new wine and food immersion experience.

“marc is a French word meaning ‘spirit of the grape’,” said Executive Winemaker Simone Bergese. “In the past, farmers and cellar hands paid homage to the essence of the grape; marc is committed to in turn, honoring the essence to our carefully chosen, locally-sourced ingredients.”

Beginning in 2016, the winery underwent a two-million-dollar restoration, working with Atlanta based Subeau design team. marc’s modern yet down-to-earth main dining room features sliding barn doors, rustic wood table slabs, brass accented industrial chairs and elegant, sweeping velvet curtains for a warm but refined dining experience.

The culinary team, led by Chef Cameron Udick, formerly of Husk-Nashville, prepares a regularly-changing lunch and dinner menu focusing on southern classics and regional highlights featuring small plates, large butcher cuts and house-made desserts. “My team and I are working hard to showcase the quality of our ingredients, changing things up constantly and having a lot of fun,” said Udick.

“We are really excited about this opportunity to get back to our farm winery roots and bring a truly unique dining experience not found elsewhere in Northeast Georgia,” added Winery Food and Beverage Director, Peter Evers.

As expected from an award-winning winery and restaurant, marc offers all of Château Élan’s 27 varietals of wine both by the bottle or by the glass. In addition to the Château Élan wines served, marc also features an extensive beverage menu, proffering guests additional wines, spirits, and locally brewed beers. All of which were carefully chosen based on their unique characteristics and are made following the same sustainable philosophy as the Winery, staying true to the territory.

Ideal also for hosting events, marc has an open, industrial-style main dining room and features two large private dining rooms and a climate-controlled airy veranda with beautiful vineyard views year-round. Reservations are recommended. To book your reservation, call 678-425-0900 Ext. 6317 or visit Open Table.

About Château Élan Winery

Château Élan Winery, with its 32 acres of vines, is located at 100 Tour De France in Braselton, GA just 40 minutes north of Atlanta and remains North Georgia’s premier winery and most awarded on the east coast. On the 3,500-acre estate sits a 16th century-styled French château with a full-service winery and tasting bar, a AAA Four Diamond Inn and conference center, a 35,000-sq ft European spa mansion, 63 holes of championship golf, tennis center, six distinctive dining outlets and more Château Élan is a proud member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts group. For more information, call 678-425- 0900, visit online at or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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