Even during these difficult times, I found that spending time with our children and mentally running away from this craziness meant leaving our city. While being at home for some has been a getaway from the usual hustle and bustle, my husband and I are amongst the population whose jobs became even more demanding and time consuming than they already were. Years ago, I visited a place I instantly loved in Georgia, this place felt like an escape to the French countryside. That may be a slight exaggeration but it is quite beautiful and it also happens to be a winery! Inspired by the architecture of Provençal France the Inn at Château Élan is sure to be the perfect getaway just North of Florida.
We are not golf players so I will not bore you with stories of missed golf cart rides. We are however wine enthusiasts and while this wasn't the Chianti region in Italy or Sonoma and Napa Valley, it had one wine I could go back for. The Tempranillo from their Fingerprint Collection has a deep violet color and is best served around 60 ℉. It has aromas and flavors of raisins, dark chocolate, molasses and port. Medium to full body with firm tannins made it perfect to have outside while the children played on the lawn.