Love music, food, parties, & wine?

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Our people are center stage

At City Winery, we’ve created an unbeatable culture fusing together an ecosystem of talented music, hospitality, wine, and culinary enthusiasts. We are PEOPLE-CENTRIC and believers in radiating empathy at every touch-point in the City Winery experience, independent creativity, and an all-hands on deck approach to achieve excellence where every mind matters.

In the words of our CEO & Founder, Michael Dorf,
”We are all working at City Winery because we love music, we love wine, and we love people who make up the community around these shared passions for life”.

Our mission is to provide a gathering place of culinary and cultural arts in a beautiful and comfortable setting that celebrates life and provides pleasure to all who enter.

We’ve distilled this into an everlasting 3-word mantra which we live by:

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Highlights of our core values

Infinite Potential

The career potential is limitless at City Winery. Developing leaders from within the organization is fermented in our core values. Growing talent from within is founded at the core of what we do. Starting out in entry level roles, to managers, through executive level roles, many of our team members have successfully advanced and mobilized their careers internally. City Winery-ians are the experts in what we do and we love to see people grow.

Diversity & Inclusion

City Winery is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity, inclusion, and a sense of belonging are fundamental to the City Winery experience. We are dedicated to embracing diversity and strive to create conditions that provide everyone with an equal opportunity to thrive. Bringing your whole and genuine self to work is the version of you we love to see.

Being a conscious company

As Michael Dorf says it best, he is a strong believer in the concept of Tikkun Olam, Hebrew for “repair the world”. Rooted in the history of City Winery since opening in 2008, we believe in being a conscious business. What goes around, comes around and we have a role in caring for, nourishing, and helping repair the world. Over the years, the Company has generously donated and leveraged resources to help environmental and philanthropic efforts whenever possible in creative and helpful ways for our communities. From donating our spaces to giving away wine, the Company partners with many non-profit organizations to do our part. Our fully functioning wineries integrate an innovative tap model, reduce sulfites and preservatives, and have worked in various ways to consciously reduce our carbon footprint and bottle waste. In 2020, City Winery proudly completed the restoration of the historic Montgomery Worsted Mill in Montgomery, NY which included the adaptive use of the former textile mill structure, a hydroelectric dam, and converting a scrap yard into a vineyard. Learn more about charities, schools, and organizations we have worked with by visiting our Philanthropy page.


Reflective of our ethos to be a conscious business, philanthropy holds a special place in our hearts. Each year, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is recognized as “A Day of Service” when employees are encouraged to participate in volunteer efforts for our local communities. Our management team participates in an annual leadership meeting we call “Basecamp” (intentionally named to symbolize the idea of moving ahead rather than a ‘Retreat’ which denotes moving backwards) where volunteer work and giving back has been a leading event. From disaster recovery efforts such as post-hurricane clean up in Puerto Rico to cleaning up schools in New Orleans to better support the educational system, philanthropy is ingrained in our DNA.

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Benefits & Perks

When you’re in pursuit of building an iconic brand, providing an environment in support of your well-being and promoting the ability to be the best version of YOU is key. We offer the following benefits to qualified employees:

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Comped Concerts & Dining Experiences

Watch world-class concerts while at work and bring in your friends or family to enjoy a music and dining experience 2x per year.

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Employee Merchandise & Meal Discounts

Proudly wear and share City Winery retail merchandise and enjoy food, and beverage at discounted prices.

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Free Family Meal

Share in a shift meal with your hospitality companions as you bond, break bread, and get ready for service.

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Flexible and generous vacation and holidays + your birthday off!

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Health & Wellness

Comprehensive and competitive health insurance offerings including medical, dental, vision, life insurance & AD&D

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A program inspired by our own CEO & Founder, Michael Dorf, designed to promote a healthy and active lifestyle.

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Planning For Your Future

401K retirement planning. Your future is as important to us as it is to you.

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Learning opportunities

From learning about the music industry to improving your wine knowledge, the opportunities to explore new skill sets and build your career are unlimited.

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Make An Impact

Make a difference in the world. Opportunities to participate in philanthropic events and volunteer.

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Save Tax $$$

Participate in various pre-tax flexible spending accounts such as commuter benefits and qualified medical expenses.

*Please note that your personalized benefits package will depend on your position, location, and other Company eligibility requirements. The overview above does not include all contractual provisions, limitations, or exclusions.