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The story
of the Berry
Erna's Elderberry House

The Estate by the Elderberries has a remarkable namesake…

Our 9 acre grounds are graced with an abundance of wild Elderberry bushes. A wonderful gift of nature!  For centuries the blossoms and fruit of the plant have been a mainstay at European kitchens. The berries got preserved in late summer with wine and spices and brought to the table during hunting season to accompany roasts of duck, venison and other game.

Grateful for all things natural and healthy we were excited to launch the career of the Elderberry by christening the estate after the plant. Now our own kitchen (and Spa) is featuring this little know fruit in all its versatile glory…


"I have the simplest of tastes, I only want the best." These words, compliments of Oscar Wilde, can be found over the kitchen door at Erna's Elderberry House Restaurant on the grounds of Chateau du Sureau. They seem to sum up the exquisite experience of dining at Erna's Elderberry House and the adjacent Chateau, where the vast culinary talents of Chef de Cuisine Jonathon Perkins now reign supreme.

The restaurant, with its European country-estate atmosphere, is divided into three lovely dining areas, each adorned with antique French provincial furnishings, magnificent tapestries and original oil paintings. A stately terrace with a commanding view of the Sierra Nevada Mountains adds to the fabulous ambiance.

Erna designed and constructed this highly acclaimed restaurant in 1984 and served as the guiding chef and owner. Her daughter, Renee-Nicole Kubin, a renowned sommelier, designed the award-winning wine list. Then Erna decided to build on her dream and to open Hotel Chateau du Sureau, Sureau being French for elderberries.

The entire restaurant or one of our lovely dining rooms may be used for a private lunch or dinner party.

Erna's Elderberry House is located in Oakhurst, California, just 20 minutes from the South Gate of Yosemite Park. For reservations, please call (559) 683-6800.

Elderberry House Staff

February 11th - 14th, 2016

Epicurean Dinner
Saturday, February 13th

Valentine's Day
Sunday, February 14th

Forbes Five Star Award




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