2015 “Music City” Pinot Noir: Tasting.com Rating of 92 Points!


City Winery Nashville’s brand new 2015 Music City Pinot Noir was awarded 92 points and Gold Medal “Exceptional” Rating by Tastings.com! Incredibly aromatic, with a strong violet and floral aroma, this Pinot noir is ripe and ready to drink. Grown in the warm climate of Santa Barbara county, this wine is fruit-driven, like a burst of strawberry and blackberry. The subtle tannin structure offers great texture and a smooth finish. This wine is easy enough to drink on its own, and complex enough to enjoy with food.

The Tastings.com World Wine Championships is America’s oldest annual international Wine competition and has been operated objectively for decades. It is a blind tasting, medal-based competition that awards based on a 100-point scale. Wines are judged by Tastings.com’s trained staff joined by top Wine professionals and buyers from retailers and restaurants using a proven, consistent, proprietary methodology developed in collaboration with Cornell University. The Tastings.com World Wine Championships distributes its monthly results to consumers and the trade through Tastings.com, a free consumer website with tens of thousands of unique users a month on its searchable databases and via social media @tastingsbti.

Click here to purchase a bottle of our 2015 Music City Pinot Noir.

Click here to learn more information from Tastings.com.

Announcing New Shows: Colin Hay Movie Screening and Q&A, Jim Messina, Wanda Jackson, Ides of March, Deacon Blues, Sam Fazio and more!




Colin Hay – Waiting for My Real Life – Film Screening and Live Q&A | 1.30
Sam Fazio – Brunch Show | 2.26
The Ides of March feat. Jim Peterik | 3.1
Deacon Blues | 3.3
One Woman Sex & the City | 3.5
Jim Messina | 3.26
Wanda Jackson | 4.1

And more!

PUBLIC: 1.12

Become a VinoFile Member for 48 hours advanced access to tickets.

Steve Earle January Residency: Solo & Acoustic


We’re very excited to have the legendary Steve Earle playing a January residency here at City Winery Nashville all month long! Joined by Langhorne Slim, Colter Wall, Buddy Miller and Emily Earle, each show will be solo, acoustic and absolutely unforgettable. Meet & Greets are available for each show, too! Click here to purchase tickets!

Almost twenty years ago, Steve Earle and I took a ride through South Nashville. It was down those mean streets that Steve had spent his famous “hiatus” in the early 1990’s mostly shooting dope. It was a crazy, unprecedented thing. Here was a guy – the supposed “new face” of outlaw country – who had already put out a near unbroken string of instant classics, including chart hits like “Guitar Town,” “Someday,” and the immortal “Copperhead Road.” And he just up and disappears, drops from sight for four years, making no records, playing no shows. Many thought he was dead.

By the time we met, Steve was on the way back, through his sixty-day stint in the Davidson County Jail, firmly in recovery. He’d already released a couple new discs, the masterly acoustic Train A Comin’ and the defiantly electric I Feel Alright. But you could tell, he wasn’t all the way back. Clean and sober can be a transitory thing, the ghosts of the old days are far from fully vanquished, if they ever will be. Steve wasn’t sure he wanted any more of South Nashville, but being Steve, which is to be an adventurer and a sport, he agreed to take the tour.

In matters of the heart, Steve Earle has always been an optimist. There are several better-known tunes on the “Guitar Town” album, but when it comes to young(er) love all you really need is “Fearless Heart.” With Whitmanesque exaltation of his own resiliency, the singer sings: “I got me a fearless heart/ strong enough to get you through the scary part/ its been broken many times before/ a fearless heart just comes back for more.” Whatever happens, he’ll bounce back; all previous failures are only recon so as to guide His Own True Love Of the Moment across the “scary part.” Back then, Steve had faith in his ability to fall in love again, no matter what. It was a strange dichotomy. With an unmatched talent to describe the heartbreaking (as with the doomed Billy Austin, “twenty-nine years old, quarter Cherokee I’m told”) the singer largely avoided his own heartbreak.

“I’m patient, but I’m focused. There’s a lot to do. I’d like to write a musical, I’m working on a country record. I think a lot people this age feel like this. And if there’s one thing I know about songwriting, it doesn’t matter if it’s a love song, a song for my kid, or about an issue, something I saw on TV – people don’t give a fuck what I think about it, what they do give a fuck about is what experiences we have in common. As a songwriter, that’s where I want to go, to touch that place between me and you.”

Then, simply because Steve has too much hellraiser in him to leave it like that, he invoked the name of Willie Dixon, writer of some of the greatest modern blues songs, tunes like “Back Door Man,” “Hoochie Coochie Man,” “Spoonful,” “You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover,” which were recorded by people like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Bo Diddley. Asked why he wrote and played the blues, Dixon, three hundred pounds and crusty sharp, reputedly said, “money and women, what else is there?”

Buster Poindexter Cellar Session & 1.13 show!

FINAL Cellar Session

A couple years ago, former lead singer of hard rock band The New York Dolls, Buster Poindexter, performed a memorable One On One Cellar Session on our stage, which included included this rendition of “South American Joe”. Check out the video below and then grab a ticket here to his next show on 1.13!


Justin Townes Earle Cellar Session & 1.10 show with Carsie Blanton!

FINAL Cellar Session

Last year, Justin Townes Earle, distinguished singer-songwriter and son of Steve Earle, stopped by City Winery for some amazing performances, including this intimate performance of “Burning Pictures”.

Check out the video below, and then grab a ticket here to his next performance at City Winery on 1.10 and 1.11 with singer-songwriter Carsie Blanton!


A Facelift for the Barrel Room Restaurant’s Chalkboard!


Local Nashville artist Christopher Acree took two days over the holiday weekend to update our giant chalkboard in the Barrel Room Restaurant! Now, our featured whiskies & scotches are presented proudly above each bottle, our wines on tap are clearly displayed and organized, and a customized flight menu is available! Stop by City Winery Nashville Monday-Friday at 5PM or Saturday-Sunday for brunch 10:30AM-2PM or for dinner starting at 5PM. Enjoy a glass of our in-house made wine on tap while you gaze up at Christopher Acree’s stunning work!