Isle of Printing Installation Begins Today


Following in the Nashville tradition of venerable print shop, Hatch Show Print, Bryce McCloud’s Isle of Printing is located across the street from City Winery Nashville. Bryce, who worked at Hatch Show out of college, is a visual artist who is as comfortable hand carving blocks and manning his letterpress, as he is using his state of the art laser cutter. He is currently creating a masterpiece installation inside our walls. You have seen Bryce’s masterful work all over Nashville including the can mural installation at Pinewood Social, the laser cut and hand riveted menus at Barista Parlour, the limited-edition, laser cut Great Gatsby Soundtrack album cover at Jack White’s Third Man Records, and now our 20-foot tall piece of artwork in our entrance. Installation begins tonight and will be ready for the unveiling at our pre-opening run of shows with the Americana Music Festival this week. Piece by piece, it’s coming together (and that is true for so many elements of City Winery Nashville). Follow us on Facebook for updates on the installation’s progress.


IoP_PINEWOOD_7_SMCan Mural Installation at Pinewood Social


barista-menu-frontLaser cut and hand riveted Barista Parlour menu

 gatsby laser cut albumLaser cut limited edition Great Gatsby Soundtrack LP for Third Man Records

*Isle of Printing photos from

Eater Nashville Plywood Report – Take a Look at How City Winery is Coming Together



















The 36,000 square foot behemoth of music, food and drink that is City Winery is starting to take shape. The main stage is now not just a slab of raised concrete, but fully formed and coming along quickly. Finishes in the downstairs restaurant, upstairs lounge, bar and mezzanine are starting to pop up, and progress is being made on the space that will eventually house the winery and barrel room, too. And while the entire project won’t be finished for next week’s first official preview during the AmericanaFest events on Sept.17, the previously announced grand opening target date of Oct.1 is still the goal. Hit the jump to see more photos and be sure to check back soon for more updates.

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Reclaimed Wood Tables Arrive









As we gear up for our grand opening, our gorgeous reclaimed wood tables have arrived from Heritage Salvage. Heritage Salvage is a California-based company specializing in handcrafted reclaimed wood flooring, tables, barn doors and more. You’ll also find their tables at City Winery Napa.

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City Winery Nashville Tables2

Here are a few recent photos from the construction site. Check out more pics on the City Winery Facebook page.

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City Winery Nashville VIP


City Winery Nashville Lounge Fireplace

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.

Nashville Stage – Concrete Poured – Amazing Sound System




Today the crews poured more than a ton of concrete on the stage building a super solid amazing stage.  Notice the cut outs for perfect sound placement of the sub woofers.  Our partner Meyer Sound are about to start the installation of an over-the-top sound system that is about to blow the pants off of Nashville!


City Winery Sign goes up

Sign in Nashville

A two sided 14 foot barrel sign when up on Lafayette Street making our location very clear finally.  Soon, the drive into our complex will have landscaped fencing with lights to our front doors.  Construction is moving along quickly now with the new tower on our front facade framed out, our interiors being completed and soon the installation of equipment and fixtures.  We are moving quickly to hit our opening date.

City Winery sets opening date for Nashville


City Winery, a restaurant, music venue and fully functioning winery in one, has set an Oct. 1 grand opening date for its Nashville outpost.

Located at 609 LaFayette St. in SoBro, it will be City Winery’s fourth location, behind New York, Chicago and Napa Valley. Moving into a rehabbed 30,000-square-foot warehouse space, City Winery Nashville will feature a 300-seat concert hall, restaurant and private dining operation, according to a news release. A head chef has not been announced yet, but the menu will feature more than 400 wines and house-made City Winery selections on tap.

“We’ve been eyeing Nashville for a long time and we’re thrilled to finally become a part of its flourishing cultural and culinary scene,” said City Winery founder and CEO, Michael Dorf. “The heart of City Winery is its music and what better place than Music City to showcase all types of music in a unique, upscale setting with fine wine and food. We can’t wait to open our doors and provide our guests with a one-of-a-kind concert and dining experience.”

City Winery has a series of soft opening events planned leading up to October’s grand opening. It has partnered with the Americana Music Association to host the award show after party and has booked a full calendar of shows during the Americana Music Festival. It will also serve as the after-party location for the second annual Music City Food + Wine Festival, according to the release.

The initial concert lineup through December can be found on City Winery’s website, in addition to details on the restaurant’s “VinoFile” program, a membership club with perks. City Winery Nashville was first confirmed last August.