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About City Winery Chicago
City Winery Chicago is a downtown winery located in the trendy West Loop neighborhood, in Chicago, IL. Our 300 seat intimate concert hall featuring live music and entertainment, bar, fine dining and private events space. www.citywinerychi.com
Once a refrigerated food distribution warehouse, City Winery Chicago has transformed a 1911 building into a haven for those who are passionate about wine, music and culinary arts. Built with re-used material, such as the original wood beams, masonry and brick, this fully functional winery, restaurant and concert venue has become a focal point of West Loop nightlife.
City Winery hosts wine making classes, wine dinners and tastings, intimate live music concerts, private events and offers shared plates dining both in their restaurant/dining room and the concert hall. A patio is open during the summer months. City Winery Chicago was recently honored with a 2013 vision award by the Urban Land Institute Chicago, attributed to a unique design and adaptive re-use of the 33,000 square foot, 100-year old building.
City Winery Chicago is the second location of City Winery International, LLC and opened on August 15, 2012. The first City Winery location opened in 2008 in New York City’s Soho neighborhood. City Winery recently signed an agreement at the Napa Valley Opera House to help with programming at the historic building and plans to open this location in spring 2014. A fourth City Winery location is being considered in Nashville, TN, also with plans to open in 2014.
City Winery’s Mission Statement
To provide food, wine tasting, and music enthusiasts with a high quality and sophisticated culinary and cultural experience in a beautifully and sustainably designed environment.
Live Music and Entertainment
City Winery Chicago showcases around 20 days a month of live entertainment. The majority of performers in our 300 seat, intimate concert hall are musicians. Our live music venue features both national and local/Chicago artists. Musicians such as Lindsey Buckingham, Dickey Betts, and even the purple highness himself – PRINCE – has performed here.
Wine and Wine Making
City Winery Chicago’s uniqueness comes from the fact that we make wine on premise and serve the wine that we make! At City Winery Chicago wine fans can immerse themselves in all aspects of the winemaking process as well as the opportunity to create their own private barrel with the winemaker, or on a smaller scale to bottle a few cases of wine with their own custom designed label.
Visitors can also partake in wine programming from winemaking 101, wine and cheese classes and wine dinners with world-class producers like Laura Catena, Silver Oak, and Schramsberg.
In addition to City Winery’s over 20 house wines sourced from vineyards in California, Oregon, Washington, and Argentina, they also boast a 400 bottle wine list that recently received the 2013 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. We are passionate about what we put in front of our customers and we never settle for anything less than the best.
“We take winemaking seriously but like to make the wine experience fun and accessible too,” says Greg Kitowicz, general manager. “We built an urban winery and added some other spaces around it to compliment the wine, including a 300-seat world class music venue, a 150-seat restaurant, and multiple private event spaces for private dining and wine education. We are 33,000 square feet of entertainment.”
City Winery Chicago’s menu is designed around sharing and pairing. We pair wines and suggest food – in sharable plates ala tapas style. Visitors can also enjoy food and wine in the concert space which features world-class talent like Joan Osborne, Lindsey Buckingham, and Kenny Loggins. Visit our site to see upcoming talents and featured events.
Wine, music, food — at City Winery the experience is complete. We are a downtown winery offering wine tasting and fine dining!
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