The Château Élan Winery & Resort in Braselton, Georgia, has unveiled its plans for a $25 million renovation of the full-service winery, conceptualized by the Atlanta-based interior and architectural design firm BLUR Workshop.
Scheduled to be completed this November, the transformation will touch all 251 guestrooms and 24 suites, the winery, resort’s lobby, pool terrace, spa, and include new food and beverage outlets. The design concept is inspired by the resort’s southern location and the surrounding hills and vineyards. Local artwork will round out the interiors that feature a contemporary palette of gray and taupe with pops of chartreuse, turquoise and gold, warmed by rich wood accents, elegant lighting, white Calcutta marble and industrial touches including tufted leather, wrought iron and carved limestone. Vineyards will inspire many design details throughout, including a custom glass chandelier hand-blown in Crystal Valley of the Czech Republic, shaped to mimic the shifting grape vines along the rolling hills.
New F&B spaces will include a coffee and wine bar in the lobby, which offers a modern take on a Paris café. The Marc Bar will be added to the back of the winery restaurant incorporating French oak, iron accents and soapstone. Anchoring the grand room will be the Atrium Bar, adorned with a 40-ft. Douglas fir wood sculpture, which was crafted around the vineyard’s movement to be interactive, changing views when moving through the space.
The renovation of Château Élan Winery & Resort follows the recent purchase of the property by an affiliate of the Connecticut-based real estate investment firm Wheelock Street Capital in January 2018.
Photo: Courtesy of BLUR Workshop