Tap Wine Installation

Barrel Heads on glass

Our head winemaker, David Lecomte, was in Nashville helping install taps into french oak barrel heads over the weekend.  He is rushing back to NY to get ready to accept the first grapes to be harvested in California–it’s an early harvest this season. The wooden barrel heads are anchored onto a glass wall, so that our guests can see the guts of our stainless steel tap system. The room behind the glass will be divided into a red room at 60 degrees and white room at 45 degrees. We plan to offer 14 wines on tap at the main bar, pictured above.  Lots of work left to do, but we thought we would share this update of our construction.

Support Downtown Napa this Holiday Weekend!

Support City Winery and the other open businesses downtown, as well as our employees, by eating, drinking, shopping and enjoying entertainment here.  City Winery Napa has three great shows this weekend: kicking things off are the California Honey Drops (tonight), followed by Marshall Crenshaw & The Bottle Rockets (Saturday), then some comic relief with the Sklar Brothers (Sunday).   All Shows start at 8 PM with doors opening at 6 PM.

City Winery also offers 30 wines on tap as well as well as Lunch and Dinner service daily!  Locals receive 25% off lunch.  #napastrong #pressonnapa

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Mary-Louise Parker To Host 2nd Annual Hope North Gala at City Winery NYC

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 Mary-Louise Parker To Host 2nd Annual Hope North Gala at City Winery NYC 

The Second Annual Hope North Gala will take place Saturday, November 1, at City Winery in Manhattan.

Hosted by Mary-Louise Parker, the celebration will honor Forest Whitaker for his commitment to Hope North and Okello Sam’s vision for peace.

Hope North is educating and healing the young victims of Uganda’s civil war, including orphans and former child soldiers, empowering them to become voices for peace and development.

Founded in 1998 by artist and former child soldier Okello Sam, Hope North is an accredited secondary school with an international arts center, vocational training, and a working farm, staffed by Ugandan educators. Thousands of vulnerable youth have lived at Hope North and today 255 incredible students are working towards their degrees and planning careers. These youth are contributing to peace-building by organizing educational theater and soccer tournaments throughout the north, an area destroyed by years of war, reaching thousands more.

Sponsorship packages, which start at $2,500, include complimentary tickets, your name or logo on gala materials, unique celebrity perks and much more. If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring, please email gala@hopenorth.org for more information.

If you are ready to purchase your tickets, a limited number are available now with pre-sale VIP benefits. Please email gala@hopenorth.org for details.

City Winery – Open!!

City Winery Napa is open and ready to welcome you for dinner in our restaurant, drinks at our Tap Bar, or to see a show in the theater!  Tonight we reopen with the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience (tickets still available), Vintner Vinyl featuring Sequoia Grove Winery in our Tap Bar (Free Taste and Wine Specials), and the DO Napa Culinary Crawl stopping by to celebrate Downtown Napa being open for business!   In addition, we welcome the Napa Quake Update Group from Facebook for a chance to meet in person and brainstorm next steps in the recovery process.  Please continue to be #NapaStrong by supporting the open downtown businesses and our staffs by eating, drinking, and shopping here!!

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Napa Earthquake Breaks Glass, Not Our Will.

Our friends over at City Winery Napa faced a few obstacles recently after the Napa earthquake, but they’re determined to keep their spirits high as they clean up the debris. We wanted to share an update of what’s going on with our West Coast family while they deal with the damage caused by the earthquake. See below:

The 6.1 earthquake that shook Napa yesterday broke hundreds of Riedel glasses, over ten thousand dollars in our wine cellar, among other minor damage, but the historic Napa Valley Opera House stood strong while neighboring buildings did not do as well.  With several cracks in the walls and a water leak that poured 3 inches of water across our entire restaurant floor took almost the entire day to clean up, we still feel lucky that no staff or friends where injured, and that this is all the damage we incurred.  We are drying out the floor which hopefully will not warp and drying out our eyes from all the rare California Wine from our list that fell and broke, but our will to open as soon as possible is strong.  Last nights show was cancelled, and we are waiting to hear from the building department in Napa if they confirm our determination that our occupancy is safe.  Stay tuned for tonight.  Below are three pictures from our mess:

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September Highlights at City Winery

Summer may be coming to an end, but the opportunities to see live music at City Winery show no sign of slowing up! September kicks off with a Labor Day party on our patio, followed by a wide variety of musical acts and wine events, including some very well known artists, worldly music and dance, and even a tribute to the great Elvis Costello!

On Labor Day, Monday, September 1, we’re excited for our 3rd annual Bubbly Q presented by Chicago Reader and Chandon! We’ll have a whole roast pig and live music from Fruition, Old Salt Union, and The Way Down Wanderers- all on our patio! Tickets are only $15 and include live music and a split of bubbly!

Immediately following Labor Day is a very exciting 4 nights of seminal punk band X. Each night they’ll perform a different album (Los Angeles, Wild Gift, Under The Big Black Sun, & More Fun In The New World). John Doe put on a great show earlier this summer, so we are thrilled to have him with his full band for four consecutive nights! Later in September, multi award-winning and platinum-selling singer-songwriter Macy Gray will be here for two nights. Her new album comes out in October, so she may preview some new music- who knows?

Here at City Winery we try our hardest to bring in worldly music and events, and September boasts several worldly events worth attending. Whether you choose to attend the Yalumba Winery dinner on 9/3 (Australia), the Wines of Provence tasting on 9/4 (France), the World Music Festival on 9/15 (Morocco, Tunisia), An Afternoon of Flamenco on 9/21 (Spain), or all four, we’ll broaden your horizons and expose you to the beautiful food, wine, music, and dance of countries all over the world!

On 9/30 we’re excited to wrap up the month of September with an evening of songs by Elvis Costello, performed on the piano by Steve Nieve, Costello’s keyboardist of over 30 years! Steve will play solo piano reinterpretations of Elvis’s best songs- and they will be nothing short of incredible!

Check out the full September Schedule below:

9/1- Bubbly Q w/ Fruition, Old Salt Union, & The Way Down Wanderers
9/2- X- 4 Nights, 4 Albums [Los Angeles]
9/3- X- 4 Nights, 4 Albums [Wild Gift]
9/4- X- 4 Nights, 4 Albums [Under The Big Black Sun]
9/5- X- 4 Nights, 4 Albums [More Fun In The New World]
9/9- The Secret Sisters
9/10- Shawn Mullins w/ Max Gomez
9/11- Matt Schofield
9/12 - Riot Fest Presents Billy Bragg w/ Billy The Kid
9/15- World Music Festival
9/16- Mingo Fishtrap CD Release Show
9/17- Mary Gauthier & Sam Baker
9/18- Rhett Miller
9/21- Iris Dement w/ Pieta Brown
9/21- An Afternoon of Flamenco From Spain
9/22- Launching FWD Theater Project
9/23- Fear No Art Presents The Dinner Party
9/25- Crystal Bowersox
9/28 & 9/29- Macy Gray
9/30- Steve Nieve Plays Elvis Costello

All tickets can be purchased on our website.

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City Winery Closed – Wednesday

Even with our staff and contractors working around the clock to open our doors as soon as possible our building remains under yellow tag.  Though our damage is cosmetic our #1 priority is the safety of our staff and guests and until we have an official green light to open we must wait.  We are very disappointed to have to cancel The Company Men show scheduled for this evening.  We are hopeful that we will be able to open our doors tomorrow for the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience and Vintner Vinyl.

 

Please check back here for updates.

 

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City Winery Napa Closed Tuesday

Along with much of downtown Napa we continue to clean up following the South Napa Quake.  We continue to work with the goal of opening for the scheduled Company Men Show and Dinner Service on Wednesday. Unfortunately we will not be able to open for NVOH presents Tuesday Night Flicks.  We are thankful to our entire staff that have been working non-stop to get our doors open and continue to send good thoughts to our friends and neighbors as they continue to clean and rebuild.

While we are very hopeful that we will reopen tomorrow, we do encourage you to check back here for the latest updates.

 

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