Announcing our 2017 AmericanaFest Lineup!



Limited number of tickets available to the public at $25 per day. On sale now!

Open to AMA conference registrants and wristband holders.

AMERICANAFEST℠: The Americana Music Festival & Conference

The 18th annual AMERICANAFEST℠ will take place Sept. 12-17, 2017. The event will once again bring together fans and music industry professionals alike, offering six days of celebration through seminars, panels and networking opportunities by day and raw artist showcases by night. The Americana Honors & Awards Show is the hallmark event of the week’s festivities and will take place at the historic Ryman Auditorium on September 13.

Tickets to these events are off limits to house seat ticket vouchers.

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Wine Spectator’s 2017 Best of Award of Excellence for City Winery Nashville!



City Winery Nashville is the proud recipient of Wine Spectator’s 2017 Award of Excellence!

Wine Spectator tasters review wines on the following 100-point scale:

  • 95-100 Classic: a great wine
  • 90-94 Outstanding: a wine of superior character and style
  • 85-89 Very good: a wine with special qualities
  • 80-84 Good: a solid, well-made wine
  • 75-79 Mediocre: a drinkable wine that may have minor flaws
  • 50-74 Not recommended

Finished wines, reviewed from bottle in blind tastings, are given a single score. A score given as a range (e.g., 90-94) indicates a preliminary score, usually based on a barrel tasting of an unfinished wine. As of March 2008, we switched to rolling four-point spreads for unfinished wines. For example, one wine may be scored 85-88, another 87-90, another 89-92. We believe this better reflects the subtle differences between wines and gives our readers better information for their buying decisions. Most barrel tastings are blind; when they are not blind, this is specifically noted.

About Wine Spectator:
Wine Spectator editors review more than 15,000 wines each year in blind tastings. Every issue of Wine Spectator magazine contains 400 to 1,000 wine reviews with detailed tasting notes and drink recommendations. We set stringent standards for ourselves and rely on the proven ability and experience of our editors as tasters and critics. (Read our Statement of Ethics.) Below are the guidelines we follow in order to maintain the integrity of our tastings.


VOTE: #BlendedBurgerProject 2017: Executive Chef Garrett Pittler’s Beer Cheese Cremini Burger


Help City Winery Nashville’s Executive Chef Garrett Pittler win James Beard Foundation’s 2017 Blended Burger Project!

Made with a beef and cremini blend patty, Tennessee Brew Works Cutaway IPA, fried enoki mushrooms and red cabbage sauerkraut piled high on a pretzel bun, Executive Chef Garrett Pittler’s Beer Cheese Cremini Burger will be offered in the City Winery Nashville restaurant and venue until July 31. The patty is seasoned with Gaucho Espresso blend, from JM Thomason, a local Nashville company. Ingredients from this unique blend of espresso & chilies are sourced from farmers in Guatemala that work with the global nonprofit, Heifer International.

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“At City Winery, we strive to encompass all things urban winery-inspired, regionally-influenced and locally sourced. Partnering with like-minded companies who also appreciate these same values, all for the sake of a delicious burger, is an opportunity not to be missed. I’ve competed in years past and always enjoyed the community aspect the Blended Burger Project inspires, and I’m excited to return this year with Doug Jefford and Heifer International at my side.”

Help us win! VOTE for our Blended Burger at and share on social media using #BlendedBurgerProject. By casting a vote, you could win an expenses-paid trip for two to the 2018 Blended Burger Project event at the James Beard House in New York City! Deadline ends at 11:59PM ET 7/31/17.

City Winery Nashville All Stars: Jenelle Engleson



Our blog series, “City Winery Nashville All Stars,” is meant to share the hidden talents and unique qualities of our entire staff. Enjoy another peek inside our location’s employees’ lives outside the workplace.

This week’s City Winery Nashville’s All Star is Beverage Director Jenelle Engleson.

Where were you born, and how long have you lived in Nashville?

Born in Fairfax, Virginia. Lived in Nashville for three years.

How long have you worked at City Winery? What is your role?

I’ve worked at City Winery for two and a half years. I started as a Wine Captain and am now the Beverage Director for the Nashville location.

You have quite the history with the dance industry. Tell us more!

I started my dance training at the age of three in tap, jazz and ballet. Throughout high school, I performed in the school’s musicals, which led to my dream to perform on Broadway. I moved to New York City at the age of seventeen and danced with the Radio City Rockettes. I’ve travelled all over the world touring with musicals. While living in LA, I was featured in many commercials, including one of the iPod commercials, and other several feature films!

You’re also a highly-decorated sommelier and have accomplished many things in the beverage industry. Tell us a little bit about your history in the bev world.

I’ve worked in the food & beverage industry for over ten years. I began my wine career in retail and received my Advanced Certification through the WSET five years ago. I’ve been studying with the Court of Master Sommeliers for several years now and have my Certified Sommelier pin. I’m now in the process of studying for my Advanced Sommelier pin, too.

Click here to read more about Jenelle’s Engleson’s history as City Winery Nashville’s Beverage Director.

Game On, Nashville! | Predators vs. Penguins at City Winery Nashville

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Nashville! City Winery is proud to host a FREE viewing party for the 2017 Stanley Cup Final Game #5 with the Nashville Predators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, June 8th. Doors at 6PM, Game at 7PM! All ages.

Whether you’re cheering for your local Smashville favorites or rooting for your home team from Pittsburgh, you’ll be able to watch the entire game LIVE on our venue’s three 16×10 foot screens with bone-breaking quality surround sound. Avoid the downtown crowds with delicious new summer menu items and locally-made wine. Let’s get rowdy, Nashville!


City Winery Featured On MSNBC “Your Business”


On June 4th City Winery founder and CEO Michael Dorf was featured on MSNBC‘s Your Business.  He discusses the origins of his unique business model, how the company was forced to adapt in the midst of an economic crisis, and his bright vision for the future. Watch the full segment below!

June 4, 2017: This $50 million dining business started as an urban winery with innovations like wine on tap. Now City Winery has a state of the art live music venue and hosts private events. Founder, Michael Dorf balanced multiple revenue streams and duplicated his business in five cities.

City Winery’s Rad Dads Grill-Out presented by Radeberger Pilsner

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Join City Winery Nashville for our Rad Dads Grill-Out presented by Radeberger Pilsner to enjoy an elevated dining experience with live music from Connor “Mango” Morey in the Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar. Our speciality Father’s Day menu will include Radeberger Beer Marinated Grilled Half Chicken ($12) and Mexican Street Corn ($5)! Full bar available.

This is a free event. Reservations recommended. Please contact our concierge team at or 615.324.1010 to reserve a table. Click here for more information.

Connor “Mango” Morey keeps rock ‘n’ roll alive with his rough soulful sound. He’s an LA rocker with a Southern soul which can be heard in singles “Red Blooded” and “Los Angeles.” You may recognize “Red Blooded” as it’s the featured track in American Born Moonshine’s TN campaign. Mango Morey will be performing the hits he grew up listening to with his father, who dubbed him the name “Mango” to begin with. Get ready for an afternoon of Bob Seger, Eagles, Jimmy Buffett, Guy Clark, Tom Petty and more!

About Radeberger Pilsner:
When you’ve brewed an iconic German Pilsner as long as we have, you have plenty of time to get it right. However, the true test of greatness is maintaining impeccable standards through all the twists and turns of time – both good and bad alike. Despite the ups and downs of the world around us over the past 140 years, we’ve never once compromised our technique or ingredients. We remain committed to the ideal of quality over quantity, which means we brew every drop of Radeberger Pilsner in our hometown, as we’ve always done, to ensure absolute consistency and quality around the world.Wherever you enjoy the distinctive flavor of Radeberger Pilsners, it will taste as crisp and as fresh as it does straight from the tap in our brewery. Now there’s a promise few others can make.

This is a free event. Reservations recommended. Please contact our concierge team at or 615.324.1010 to reserve a table. Click here for more information.