The Countdown to Kickoff – Watch the Big Game on the Biggest Screens in Nashville!

The teams are set, and now all you need is a place to watch the game! Come to City Winery Nashville to check out the biggest screens in Nashville! We’ll feature quarterly raffles, buckets of beer and wine cocktail specials, plus Chef Kristin Beringson’s take on game day grub. Plus, best of all – no clean up! Details below – click here to reserve your spot!



Drink specials from Yazoo Brewing, Napa Smith Brewery, Ommegang Brewery, Victory Brewing, Rouge Brewery, and Sierra Nevada Brewing. Menu featuring the popular KLD Burger as a slider, BBQ Pork Tacos, Bacon & Jalepeno “Deviled” Eggs, Truffle Popcorn and many other goodies! Reserve your spot today!

Wild Turkey Whiskey Tasting & Bottle Signing With Master Distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell


Join City Winery Nashville for a Wild Turkey Whiskey Tasting & Bottle Signing with longtime distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell. On February 13, this tasting event will feature the entire lineup of nine Wild Turkey and Russell’s Reserve whiskeys, and the ability to get your bottle or memorabilia signed by the Russells.

Jimmy and Eddie with Diamond Anniversary

Master Distillers Jimmy & Eddie will be available for a conversation about their great journey on making Wild Turkey whiskey. Our Beverage Director, David Mensch, will be giving a cocktail demonstration featuring Wild Turkey Rare Breed.

Jimmy Russell is the longest consistent Master Distiller in the world, and we are thrilled to have them join us. Associate Master Distiller Eddie Russell says he is “looking forward to coming from the home of Bourbon in Lawrenceburg, KY, to City Winery at the home of country music in Nashville, TN. Come out and enjoy a tasting with the Russells from Wild Turkey!”

For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here!

A Celebratory Toast With John Oates

City Winery celebrates one million glasses of tap wine with legendary musician John Oates

 An Acoustic Evening With John Oates - A Concert Celebrating his DVD Release
Photo credit: Bobby Bank


Celebrating a milestone, City Winery NYC poured its one-millionth glass of wine on tap. To help commemorate this moment, Founder & CEO Michael Dorf toasted City Winery with the legendary John Oates at his show last night at City Winery.

 An Acoustic Evening With John Oates - A Concert Celebrating his DVD Release
Photo credit: Bobby Bank

Over 300 guests raised a glass to toast New York’s first urban winery and intimate music venue. With wines served on tap, there are no supplies (cork, label, foil, bottle, boxes) to purchase, receive and store. As a result, waste is reduced and the finished product is much greener than through a traditional bottling system.

An Acoustic Evening With John Oates - A Concert Celebrating his DVD Release
Photo credit: Bobby Bank

That translates to:

1 million glasses = 5 million ounces = 39062 gallons = 16714 cases = 200,568 bottles not used = 298 pallets of wine not used = 12.5 truck loads of empty glass not used

Photo credit: Al Pereira

City Winery, Newport Folk Presents® and Americana Music Association Present: State of the Union: A Celebration of American Roots Music

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Monthly Concert Series to Take Place in Chicago, Napa, Nashville and New York City



(Nashville, Tenn., Newport, R.I. and New York, N.Y.) January 14, 2015 – City Winery, Newport Folk Presents® and the Americana Music Association announced today a partnership to promote a series of concerts titled State of the Union: A Celebration of American Roots Music taking place at the esteemed City Winery venues in Chicago, Napa, Nashville, and New York City. One night per month in each city, State of the Union will highlight artists whose musicianship and excellence sets the standard for live performance. The State of the Union concert series is the brainchild of Shlomo Lipetz, City Winery’s National Programming Director, Jay Sweet, Producer of the Newport Folk Festival® and Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association, who came together seeking ways to collectively promote the appreciation of American roots music. “The Newport Folk Festival and the Americana Music Association are torchbearers in presenting not only some of the best music today, but also in discovering amazing new talent,” said City Winery’s Lipetz. “We are thrilled to present this series with these prestigious music loving organizations.” 

“Building partnerships is paramount for the continued success of Newport Festivals Foundation,” commented Newport Producer Sweet. “Working with the Americana Music Association and City Winery, who share our taste in great music, makes perfect sense.”


“I love this partnership with Newport Folk and City Winery,” added Americana’s Hilly. “From the historical significance of the Newport Folk Festival to City Winery’s strategically situated venues and appreciation for the artistry, I can’t think of better partners to spread our mission to support the authentic voice of American Roots Music. “


State of the Union: A Celebration of American Roots Music will kick off across the nation in January.


January – Joe Henry (1/19)
February – Shawn Colvin (2/18-19) 
March – Buckwheat Zydeco (3/4)  


January – Willie Watson (1/20) 
February – Steep Canyon Rangers (2/28) 
April – North Mississippi Allstars (4/3)  


January – Jackie Greene (1/19)
February – Booker T. Jones (2/24)
March – Aaron Neville (3/8)   


January – Alejandro Escovedo (1/22-24)
February – Jay Farrar (2/11) 
March – Mary Gauthier & David Wilcox (3/29)




About the Americana Music Association

The Americana Music Association is a professional not-for-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. The Association produces events throughout the year; including the Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan, and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. For more information, please visit  


About the Newport Folk Festival

Newport Folk Festival was founded in 1959 by famed festival producer George Wein and folk icon Pete Seeger. The Festival is renowned for introducing a number of legendary artists to the world. Since 1959, Newport Folk has been serving true musical omnivores, fans who crave innovation but appreciate tradition. The 56-year tradition continues to this day, as Newport has won Pollstar’s Music Festival of the Year for the last two years. The Newport Folk Festival is a production of Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., a 501 (C) (3) non-profit corporation, whose mission includes educating young people about folk and jazz music, and to present the Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island in perpetuity. To learn more, visit


About City Winery

City Winery, founded in 2008 by Michael Dorf, has four locations in New York, Chicago, Nashville, and Napa. The brand is a growing haven of fully functioning urban wineries that present world-class musical performances in an intimate listening room environment. Young and emerging local artists join international touring stars to play the City Winery stage for 320+ shows per year. With a modest capacity of 300 seats in the house, City Winery has created a compelling mix for their sophisticated clientele of active cultural patrons, bringing the wine country experience to the heart of large cities. This incomparable musical experience is enhanced through state of the art sound systems from Meyer Sound®. Among stainless steel fermenting tanks, French oak barrels and the aroma of fermenting grapes, cultural connoisseurs who are passionate about music, wine and culinary arts can savor top-notch artists in an urban setting with a wine country vibe. For a full schedule of City Winery’s four-city programming, please visit

Weekend Brunch at City Winery, Every Saturday and Sunday!

In addition to Chef Kristin’s stellar dinner menu available in the restaurant every night, City Winery is also host to weekend brunch! Featuring sparkling cocktails, a build-your-own biscuit, and much more, we’re open Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

Chef takes a non-traditional approach to traditional dishes: City Winery’s steak & eggs features a coca-cola marinated hangar steak, while biscuit beignets feature tomato jam and sugar dust. Or satisfy your sweet tooth with cinnamon toast flatbread or challah french toast!


In addition to the extensive wine list, our brunch menu features artisan sparkling cocktails like Hopped Mimosa and SoBro Blues.


Click here for the full menu or make reservations at OpenTable!

City Winery Nashville Hosts 3st of the Month

We know eveCity Winery 3stry day is a good day to drink wine, but in Nashville there is a club that takes their drinking seriously on the 3rd of every month called 3st of the Month. Tonight we host 3st’s December event and we couldn’t be more excited because the theme of the event is one of our favorite topics, Sparkling Wine! Our Wine Director David Mensch shared a post on 3st’s blog this morning explaining more about the sparkling wine we’ll be showcasing at tonight’s event.


With our December 3st of the Month “Bubbles” event at City Winery tonight, we’re really getting excited about showcasing dozens of different sparkling wines. What we never expected is that our amazing hosts would be pulling additional bottles from their cellar to share with our members and their guests as well. The following is a guest blog post from City Winery’s Wine Director, David Mensch, where you’ll certainly see why sparkling wine is so much a part of City Winery.

Sparkling wine at City Winery is not just part of our wine program because it has to be. For me, Champagne and sparkling wine from around the world is an integral part of wine and food pairing.

Everyone’s tastes and styles can be represented within a sparkling wine; from a lush Rosé Champagne to a bone dry sparkling Chenin Blanc. You can pair rabbit with a dry Lambrusco and of course the ubiquitous Champagne pairs with basically anything from fried chicken to foie gras.

Sparkling wine can sometimes be overlooked as just something to start with, but for me it is what I power through my dinner with. The thing that makes sparkling wine important to me is the craft that goes into making a Champenoise-style sparkler. The art of blending 50 still wines, hand riddling bottles for 2 years and bottle conditioning for an extra 4 years is something that is uncommon in the wine world. Champagne is the highest elevation of wine art.

We’re very excited to share five of my favorite sparkling wines with the 3st of the Month guests:

Szigeti Sparkling Gruner Veltliner NV

Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut NV

Codorniu Brut “Anna” Cava NV

La Collina Lambrusco NV

Henri Giraud “Espirit du Rose” NV

For more information on 3st of the Month, click here.



Nashville Rescue Mission Thanksgiving Turkey Drive

IMG_8244(1)David Richter, GM City Winery; Norman Humber, Nashville Rescue Mission; Chef Kristin Beringson, City Winery


Our friends and neighbors at the Nashville Rescue Mission held a drive this season to collect 1,000 turkeys to serve over 6,000 meals during Thanksgiving week. We were proud to donate 25 turkeys to help them reach their goal. On Tuesday, the Mission held their 9th Annual Mission Possible Turkey Fry hosted by Tracey Lawrence. 500 of the 1,000 turkeys were fried and served with all the fixings to the 800 people who live in the Mission.

The Nashville Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered community dedicated to helping the hungry, homeless and hurting. They strive to restore hope and transform lives by offering programs that focus on spiritual growth, education, employment and life-recovery. For more information on their programs and to see how you can donate or volunteer, click here.


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Shure: Nashville’s New City Winery Gets Outfitted With an Abundance of Shure Gear

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With locations in New York City, Chicago, and Napa, City Winery, the brainchild of Michael Dorf, founder of the iconic Knitting Factory, came to Nashville with one goal—to create a space that embodies the city’s shared passions for wine and music. A unique facility, City Winery combines a fully-functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes, private events, and fine dining. With upcoming performances from JT Hodges and Rhett Miller, the City Winery team turned to Shure to outfit the new location with audio equipment for private parties, a small restaurant stage, and a larger 570-person music venue.

City Winery partnered with Tour Supply, a company well-known in the live touring industry and audio partner for the existing City Winery locations, to integrate high-quality, intuitive gear. The challenge was to identify cost-effective, yet reliable products to serve a variety of different functions. Also, while the City Winery music venue is supported by a house production manager, the restaurant, winery, and private rooms required frequency agile systems that could be operated seamlessly by restaurant staff who have very little technical audio experience.

To address the many needs of City Winery, Tour Supply selected four channels of ULX-S® Wireless Systems and PSM® 900 Personal Monitoring Systems for the music venue. The team installed three channels of Shure’s entry-level BLX Wireless Systems for the restaurant and winery areas, MX412 Gooseneck Microphones to support corporate presentations and a dash of Shure wired and wireless microphones, including Beta 58, Beta 91A, Beta 98A, SM58®, and SM57.

“City Winery has been an amazing project for our team. The combination of wine, music, and culinary arts is something that appeals to the senses, but when under one roof, it makes for a challenging audio installation,” said Lance Wascom, Tour Supply CEO. “We’ve had close to a 20-year relationship with Shure. Using Shure equipment was a no-brainer for us, as it was for Mr. Dorf and his team. Not only is the sound quality superior, but the gear comes with great support from the Shure customer service team and our local reps over at HWPco Inc.”

A month into operations, the ULX-S Wireless System has proven effective in delivering premium sound quality for music acts. Additionally, the wireless is reliable and in a compact, seek form factor, fitting for the venue layout. In regard to PSM 900, Wascom commented “it’s the best dollar for dollar investment. We trust PSM for our touring artists and the PSM 900 delivers superb audio quality for the professional musicians performing at City Winery.”

In the restaurant and winery, the BLX Wireless System—with professional quality sound, simple setup, and an intuitive interface—has been easy for employees to use. The one-touch QuickScan frequency selection, that quickly locates the best open frequency in case of interference, means that employees don’t have to be bothered with the complexities of manual scanning. Additionally, the quality construction ensures it will hold up in the high-traffic environment.

To learn more about Nashville’s first fully-operational winery and the upcoming events at City Winery, please visit To learn more about Tour Supply, visit

For the full article, click here.