(New York, NY, April 12th) In little less than three years Michael Dorf has taken something that was a germ of an idea and created one of New York’s preeminent music and wine culture venues, City Winery. With expansion plans well under way for the second City Winery in the historic Sullivan Building in downtown Chicago, Dorf and his personal vision of City Winery was recently featured in the April Issue of Wine Spectator.
Dorf sat down with Jennifer Fiedler, Senior Writer at WS to discuss exactly what it takes to convert a once empty building hulk into an upscale winery, winebar and live music venue while weathering the 2008 financial crisis. As with many of Mr Dorf’s ventures, the magic is in the details and the timing, and City Winery’s growing influence in the culture tapestry of NYC is a testament to that magic. The first commercial crush of grapes occurred in April of 2009 when 5 tons of Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina was processed at the state-of-the-art facility in SoHo’s Hudson Square.
Two years later the 3rd Annual Spring crush is just weeks away, with more quality Argentine fruit being flown in to be processed on April 24th & 30th. The vagrancies of international quarantine notwithstanding, City Winery will be celebrating its 3rd Spring crush with an estimated 200 people set to participate in the annual event.
To read more of the Wine Spectator piece – CLICK HERE