We hear you - it's barely August, the sun is still painfully glaring, and you can only mildly get through your to-do list this week. We're here to tell you to straighten up, because that procrastination will not get you into Vineyard Fest this November. Chateau Elan is hosting a beloved fall festival featuring bottomless wine, food and so much more. It's crucial that buying tickets gets added to your "must-do" things today.
Vineyard Fest is back for its 23rd annual celebration, but it's even more special this time around. Chateau Elan is already fabulous, but they'll be debuting their $25 million renovations at the festival. Let's just say you'll feel like royalty on these enchanting grounds.
Ticket holders are in for quite the day because each ticket is all-inclusive. That means all-you-can-drink bottomless wine all day long. Chateau Elan produces some of the finest wines that can compete with the best from Europe, so your cultured palette will be pleased.
You can also switch things up and drink some beer and liquor for no extra cost. The icing on the cake is that food is included in the ticket price. This year's theme is "Flavors of the South," so while there will be the traditional meat and cheese platters, there will be an emphasis on local Southern eats.
To keep you entertained beyond the drinks, there are plenty of activities. Ever wanted to know the ways of traditional winemaking? You can stomp a barrel full of juicy grapes (it's harder than it looks).
The party starts at 1 p.m. and things wind down around 5 p.m. Guests are encouraged to spend the night on the property so you can explore even more of the renovations. Whether it's a girls trip or a romantic getaway, there are multiple overnight ticket packages available online.
Tickets to this multi-million dollar property start at $105. Ticket prices go up on Oct 1, so now is the time to save, save, save. The event is limited to the first 1,500 people so act now if you're ballin' on a budget.
Chateau Elan is one of the spontaneous day trips under 3 hours from Atlanta, so Vineyard Fest is an extra incentive to plan a day to Braselton, Georgia.
Vineyard Fest 2019
Address: 100 Rue Charlemagne Dr, Braselton, GA 30517
Why you need to go: You'll feel like (drunk) royalty at this breathtaking castle and vineyard.