• Coming Soon, General Manager

    Coming Soon

    Email: jc(at)citywinery.com

  • Don Cherry, Executive Chef

    Don Cherry is a chef in the truest sense of the word. His passion for awakening the dish with brilliant seasoning, combined with an eye for striking and colorful plating, defines his distinct culinary style. After time at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Cherry got his first taste of executing high end events while at Wolfgang Puck Catering before quickly ascending to his first Sous Chef position at Cherokee Town & Country Club (under Certified Master Chef Kevin Walker). From there, his career flourished at top Atlanta establishments like InterContinental’s Southern Art, Buckhead Club, Masters Golf Tournament at the prestigious Magnolia Club, and finally as Sous Chef at City Winery. As Executive Chef, Cherry brings his devotion for globally-influenced and wine-focused cuisine to City Winery…while adding in a pinch of Southern flare.

    Email: don(at)citywinery.com

  • Brandon Walters, Sous Chef

    Brandon, a Georgia native, is a graduate of the Hyde Park New York Culinary Institute of America. Since then, Brandon’s culinary background has been working in the finest kitchens of platinum country clubs such as Cherokee Town & Country Club (under the tutelage of Certified Master Chef Kevin Walker), Cherry Hills Country Club, and the five diamond Denver Four Seasons Hotel. Through his journey of serving the upper echelon in multi-course dining, Brandon has developed a palette for not only international, but modern day cuisine. When he’s not developing new menu ideas or working alongside the brigade, you can find Brandon gallivanting around Atlanta trying new restaurants or hiking the North Georgia Mountains.

    Email: brandon(at)citywinery.com

  • Rodney Stammel, Program Director

    Rodney ​has become a well-known and highly-respected professional in the music industry over his career, starting in artist management for bands like Sister Hazel and spending the last 12 years ​creating artist and guest experiences​ for music festivals like The Rock Boat Cayamo on cruise ships​​. ​Having been introduced to the City Winery​ experience​ in 2013​, ​Rodney felt immediately drawn to the unique and intimate experience of the venue and leadership's vision for growth. ​Rodney has called Atlanta​ ​home for​ ​more than 20​ ​years,​ ​and so is especially excited to ​join City Winery as talent buyer, ​bring​ing​ his ​expertise​​ ​in booking shows and creativity in delivering ​unique guest experiences​ to the Atlanta team. When he is not in work mode, you will probably find ​Rodney​ ​hanging with his two daughters or hacking away ​on the nearest golf course.

    Email: rodney(at)citywinery.com

  • Nick Sparwath, Concert Manager

    Nick joined City Winery as the first intern for the Atlanta location. Now, as Concert Manager, he makes sure all shows run smoothly and all artists and guests alike feel like a VIP when inside the venue. His passion for music began as a child when his dad first exposed him to the music of the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Yes and more. As an Atlanta native. A graduate of Georgia State’s Business and Music schools,Nick has been involved in the music industry in a variety of ways including merchandise sales, working the door at small clubs, and helping set up hospitality for artists like the Foo Fighters. On his off days, you can find Nick searching the local record stores adding to his extensive vinyl collection. 

    Email: nsparwath(at)citywinery.com

  • Jim Ethridge, Marketing Director

    Jim grew up in Memphis, Home of the Blues and Birthplace of Rock n Roll. A love of those roots and a deep love of music brought him to City Winery as the marketing director for Atlanta. Before City Winery, Jim was the Publicity Director for Allied Integrated Marketing. Highlights there included 12 awards for the 40th anniversary of the “Save the Fox” campaign, a yearlong campaign for the Fox Theatre to thank the theater’s hometown. Prior to Allied, Jim spearheaded communications projects for Fortune 500 brands (Expedia, Nabisco, etc.) and celebrity talent. Yes, he worked with CeeLo on a Meow Mix project, in case you were wondering. And before that, he worked at Vanguard Records on albums for many City Winery artists. Furthermore, Jim’s presented at conferences such as Digital Impact and has been published regarding the future of marketing. He received his Master’s in communication from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!), where he was a Screening Judge for the Peabody Awards. If he’s not seeing live music, he’s talking about music. Or thinking about music. Or playing music. Music.

    Email: jim(at)citywinery.com

  • Seth Ramsey, Marketing Coordinator

    Because of his communication skills and strong work ethic, Seth made the leap from intern to Marketing Coordinator. We couldn’t be happier to have him. He plays a wide variety of instruments and continues to pursue music as an art and as a field of study. Beyond that, Seth speaks French, Italian, Hebrew, Russian, German, and, of course, English. Seth grew up between Chicago and Atlanta, which he makes apparent by wearing Cubs-related clothing almost every day (no, really).

    Email: sramsey(at)citywinery.com

  • Lauren Fielder, Event Director

    Upon graduating from the W.P Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, Lauren began her career in operations for the hospitality and restaurant industry. She moved to Atlanta in 2012 where she oversaw corporate event sales for a property management group with a diverse portfolio of restaurants, event venues, and hotels. During her tenure there, she coordinated events for a range of clientele from fortune 100 companies to national non-profits and weddings and was promoted to the position of event director. In early 2017, we were lucky enough to bring Lauren to City Winery where she brings a passion for planning events and love for Southern culture. Lauren’s creativity, ambitious attitude, and heart for client service has resulted in a successful approach to event planning. Outside of her day job, Lauren has a passion for live music, playing with her pup, and exploring the Chattahoochee River. 

    Email: lfielder(at)citywinery.com

  • Madelynne Ross, Event Manager

    Madelynne joined the City Winery Atlanta from her hometown of Houston, Texas. Her career journey is truly something of encouragement to those who strive to climb. After working for the Atlanta Braves facilitating corporate events and fundraising sales, she then decided to try hospitality and began working at W Atlanta Downtown, volunteering to create, produce, and manage their fashion events. With 15 years of modeling experience, this was right up her alley. She was soon promoted to the supervisor position of W Insider working closely with Marketing and Food and Beverage at W Buckhead. Shortly after, she got an offer to work for the PR team for Formula Racing’s Electric series and traveled all around the world. While doing this, Madelynne began freelance event production management, social media management, and food photography.  She is thrilled with the opportunity to grow with City Winery.

    Email: madelynne(at)citywinery.com

  • Dominic Burke, Winemaker

    South African native, Dominic Burke’s worldly endeavors cultivated his passion for the wine making craft. Establishing a strong foundation through his oenology and viticulture studies at the internationally revered, Elsenburg Agricultural College of Stellenbosch. Burke has spent more than 16 years participating in vintages throughout France, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States. Encompassing both old and new world winemaking philosophies and techniques, Burke has crafted exceptional, award winning wines for boutique wineries throughout the northern and southern hemispheres – leading him to harness his talents as City Winery Atlanta’s winemaker.

    Email: dominic(at)citywinery.com

  • Joei Bush, Box Office Manager

    Joei grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in Tacoma, Washington. Her love for the arts inspired her to attend high school at Tacoma School of the Arts where she dabbled in all art forms. She found a passion for music and loved classes about audio recording and the music industry.  A couple years after high school, she found herself attending college at Columbia College in Chicago where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Entertainment Media Management specializing in Live and Performing Arts. An internship at Reggie’s Rock Club on the south side of Chicago let to positions as their talent buyer's assistant and marketing director. Three years later and looking for a change, she was hired as an usher at City Winery Chicago. Since then, she’s climbed from usher to concierge to guest services coordinator for Chicago to now being the box office manager in Atlanta. In Joei's spare time, she loves to travel, rock climb and kayak.

    Email: joei(at)citywinery.com

  • Celeste Carson, Graphic Designer

    Celeste is a Georgia native who started filling up sketchbooks at an early age. Her love of art evolved into a passion for design and there’s rarely a moment when she’s not creating something. She joined the City Winery Atlanta team in March of 2016 following a position as head designer of an Atlanta-based accessories company, C4 Belts. She received her BFA from the University of Georgia with a concentration in Interior Design, but her design focus now lies in marketing, branding, and creative direction. When not designing, she enjoys blogging about nerdy topics, sewing costumes, and photography.

    Email: celeste(at)citywinery.com

  • Jacquelyn Mosley, Business Manager

    Jacquelyn has been in the hospitality industry for almost 20 years. She has seen nearly all facets of the restaurant, holding every position from busser to bartender at a four-star restaurant and everything in between for many years. Jacquelyn also has a passion for good food, especially dessert! While attending culinary arts school, she excelled in the pastry program, graduating in 2004. While baking for Guckenheimer, her sweet creations were instrumental in securing the food account with Google. In her free time, she enjoys creating cakes, running with The Boss’Man (her dog), and spending as much time at the beach as possible.

    Email: jacquelyn(at)citywinery.com

  • Mani Gonzalez, Beverage Director

    With a passion for all things beverage, Mani has spent almost 20 years in the hospitality industry.  Establishing a strong foundation as a bartender and F&B manager in Florida, broadening and fine-tuning those skills in New York City, and honing new skills in Napa, she has been exposed to nearly every facet of the industry – theme parks, local pubs, restaurants, resorts, wineries, breweries, and everything in between.  She extends her unique combination of Southern hospitality and Big Apple charisma to enhance every guest’s City Winery experience. When not at City Winery, Mani enjoys reading, watching and playing sports, is a DJ and musician, and enjoys travelling with an underlying urge to spend as much time as possible at the beach with her family.  She has also initiated research and training with the Court of Master Sommeliers, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, and the Cicerone Certification Program.  

    Email: mani(at)citywinery.com

  • Devan Knoblach, Dining Room Manager

    Devan fell into the hospitality industry after working more than seven years as a barista. After spending time abroad in Paris sampling the pastries, cafes and wine, she came back to Atlanta and started truly developing her barista and wine knowledge. While working for a farm-to-table restaurant, she gained the knowledge and encouragement to take her CMS Level 1. Devan’s passion for wine and the long term goal of reaching her Level 4 with the Court of Master Sommelier’s makes her a welcome addition to the City Winery family. Devan lives in Decatur with her dog Jude where they walk a lot and share many laughs and stories over bottles of wine. 

    Email: devan(at)citywinery.com

  • Toan Pham, Production Manager/ Sound Engineer

    Originally from Southern California, Toan’s love of music led him to the world of high end audio. During 14 years in the specialty audio industry, he helped clients design audio systems and custom home theaters. Toan lent his hear to manufacturer’s prototypes and even started his own successful company. A desire to learn about the creative aspect of music production drew him back to school where he graduated valedictorian in the field of sound arts. Since then, he's worked for studios in the San Francisco area and on a variety of projects as a freelance engineer recording and mixing both studio and radio performances.

    Email: toan(at)citywinery.com

  • JR Smith, Service Director

    JR, who only lets his mother call him by his given name, comes to City Winery with close to two decades of food and beverage experience. After catching the hospitality bug while working for a caterer in high school, he jumped into the bar and restaurant scene while attending the University of Massachusetts. After graduation, and relocation to the North Carolina coast, JR took a brief respite from hospitality to get a “real job.” Spoiler alert: He hated it. After re-dedicating himself to food and beverage, JR quickly advanced through the ranks to the management level. A move to Atlanta soon followed to join one of the most vibrant and exciting food scenes in America. When not at City Winery, you'll most likely find JR on his front porch with friends, listening to music and drinking pink wine.

    Email: jrsmith(at)citywinery.com