City Winery Chicago Opens in August on Randolph

Chicago’s FIRST operational winery, event space with concert hall and restaurant will open in August!  1200 W. Randolph.

We told you about it in January, and this past weekend we had the chance to sample a couple of their wines. EXCELLENT! 

“We take great pride in sourcing our grapes from some of the finest
vineyards in the world – Cabernet Sauvignon from Bettinelli in Napa,
California to Pinot Noir from Hyland Vineyards in Willamette Valley,
Oregon or even Malbec from the esteemed Catena Vineyards in Agrelo,
Medoza Argentina. We are proud to focus on terroir–the French
expression of certain varietals growing better in specific climates and
soils. Being a winery in the middle of the city allows us the luxury to
seek the most expressive and world-class fruit for our customers.

But we are not just winery behind closed doors—our aim is to give
fans of wine, food, and culture the chance to touch and feel all the
aspects of the winemaking process—the crush, the fermenting, the blend
and ultimately, the opportunity to create your own private barrel, or on
a smaller scale to bottle a few cases of our wine with your custom
designed label.”

City Winery is the brainchild of Michael Dorf, founder of the legendary
Knitting Factory, who wanted to create a space in The City where he
could combine his passions for wine and music. The core target audience
of City Winery are people who share those same passions. We cater to
urban wine enthusiasts who desire the experience of making their own
wine, but who are not going to leave their comfortable City lifestyle to
decamp to a vineyard.

First launch in NEW YORK city, and now in Chicago!

“CW Chicago is our 2.0.  We learned a lot in NY and have improved the
physical layout, the operational logistics, taken the best of our menu,
programming, and put together an all-star management team. Very excited
to open in August.
” — Michael Dorf, Founder and CEO

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