NO NEED TO GO TO NAPA; AWARD-WINNING WINERIES ARE PUTTING DOWN ROOTS ACROSS THE SOUTH
Long synonymous with American wine, Napa Valley was the place to go for a vineyard visit without a passport. In recent years, however, wineries in the Southeast have garnered global attention. No longer do we need to journey to the west coast—chances are, you can find a beautiful vineyard with award-winning wines only a short drive away.
Located within the bustling Atlanta metro of Braselton, Château Élan Winery & Resort is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts L.V.X. Collection. The resort offers guests a unique destination experience marked by its unmatched luxury, distinguished offerings, and amenities. Château Élan is home to one of the most awarded wineries on the east coast with 28 wines winning over 300 awards in the last five years alone. In addition, guests can enjoy a variety of delectable restaurants, 40,000-square-feet of meeting space, a 35,000-square-foot European spa, 45 holes of championship golf, and a newly renovated golf club house and tennis center.
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, the Biltmore Winery is set on the historic 8,000 acre Biltmore Estate, located in the heart of the estate’s Antler Hill Village.
Complimentary tastings, an indoor/outdoor wine bar, specialty wine experiences, curated tours, and more are part of each guest’s distinctive exploration at this storied winery. Guests interested in seeing the vineyards will enjoy the exclusive Vine to Wine Vineyard Tour & Tasting, combining an excursion over the river to the breathtaking vineyards on the west side of Biltmore—an area that most guests never see—with a walking production tour and wine tastings throughout the experience. With more than 20 handcrafted vintages to select from, Biltmore’s wine hosts take visitors on a memorable journey through award-winning reds, whites, and rosés. Guests will find that perfect wine to share with friends and family, while savoring the rich history of Biltmore in every sip!
Located on 470 acres of beautiful countryside, Chenault Vineyards is nestled just 30 minutes south of Lexington among the rolling hills of Richmond, Kentucky. Enjoy the relaxing wine country experience that proprietors Ed and Becky have created in central Kentucky by taking a stroll along one of five scenic walking trails, attending a seasonal art class, or enjoying a private picnic on the grounds. Check the events calendar and make plans to attend one of the free concerts. Visit the restaurant to indulge in a spectacular dinner and sample the vineyard’s five exclusive wines. Guests can also enjoy a glass with hors d’oeuvres on the porch or take home a bottle to sip and savor!