Government Shuts Down, Drink Up at City Winery!



We feel bad for our country and especially for the hundreds of thousands of government employees affected days before Christmas and the holiday break without pay.

The White House and Congress can’t work it out over a border wall, and, meanwhile, our government’s employees need a drink.

In fact, everyone should be sitting around a table breaking bread and having a drink.

Because of this, we’re offering half off glasses of City Winery wine to everyone Sunday, December 23rd through Saturday, December 29th. (Remember, we’re closed the 24th and 25th, so our workers can spend time with family.)

Come on by and relax. We hope to see you!


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City Winery Presents “The Tour” w/ Host Ted Canova! Episode 4: Craig Finn

Welcome to episode 4 of the City Winery podcast with Ted Canova! In this episode, Ted sits down with Craig Finn of The Hold Steady! The two met backstage before Craig’s Paul Stanley – themed halloween show at City Winery.

Craig shares with Ted how music opened his world, going from nerd to “cool kid” to pioneering two bands with urgent lyrics and driving guitars, the strategy of releasing 4 albums in 5 years, feeling scared when he went solo, and the future for The Hold Steady.

Listen here, share with your followers, and subscribe & review in iTunes.


City Winery Presents “The Tour” w/ Host Ted Canova! Episode 3: Alejandro Escovedo


Welcome to episode 3 of the new City Winery podcast, “The Tour” with Ted Canova! In this episode, Ted sits down with Mexican-American singer/songwriter and legend of the Austin, Texas music scene, Alejandro Escovedo.

Alejandro opens up to Ted about heartache and death, elusive love, racism in music, the mystery of songwriting in his “secret place”, an amazing “last supper” alongside the immortals Townes Van Zandt and Rick Danko, and a come to Jesus with his therapist. (HEADS UP: Some language may offend some listeners)
Stream this episode now!

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 free Wine Down Weekends are back!

Free Music on The Patio is Back!

Warm weather is back, the patio’s open, and Atlanta now has a place to “wine down” with free live music every Friday and Saturday in April and May from 5 p.m to 7:30 p.m.

The outdoor concert series kicks off on Friday, March 31st with Jacob & The Good People, followed by a Saturday evening performance from Southern Ska Syndicate.

Guests can enjoy wine from our 350+ selection while relaxing with friends, family, and, of course, dogs until the sun goes down and the night begins.


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City Winery Atlanta 2016 Concert Highlights



Todd Snider: It was an honor to host Todd for three sold out nights in June as the first act to perform at City Winery Atlanta.

Ani Difranco: Ani entertained the biggest crowd to date. Known for having an easy rapport with her audience, she conveyed this not only through the incredible virtuosity and energy with which she performed her songs, but also through the informal observations she shared between songs. The hour-and-a-half long, 20-song set was full of variety and amply displayed Ani’s prowess in both music and lyrics.

Macy Gray: The crowd LOVED Macy as she wove story and song through an intimate set. Highlights included “I Try” and a cover of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” with her jazz ensemble.


Aaron Neville: This summer, Atlanta welcomed Aaron Neville as he not only played his classic and timeless songs, but almost completely covered all the songs from his latest release, “Apache.”

Timothy B Schmit: In September, we hosted Rock n Roll Hall-of-Famer and Eagles bassist Timothy B Schmit for an intimate sold out show.

John Hiatt: One of the most respected and influential American singer-songwriters, John Hiatt played two sold-out shows when he came through Atlanta. John showcased music from an extensive catalog that has earned him several GRAMMY nods.

Patty Griffin: This fall we were lucky enough to book one of the most revered female vocalists, Patty Griffin. Patty performed two sold out shows in Atlanta, and we are honored that she made City Winery part of her tour.

Leon Russell: As Leon slid behind his custom-made digital baby grand, its frosty veneer a match with his mane and cowboy hat, he rolled effortlessly through the musical stew of grimy blues, twangy country and melodic pop balladry that has signaled one of the great careers in music. Leon wowed the crowd for two sold out shows. RIP Leon.

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Richard Thompson: Richard’s three nights at City Winery were unique and special nights for his fans. His all-request shows encouraged fans to write songs on paper to later be drawn out of a hat. The songs included fan favorites as well as cover songs ranging from Michael Jackson to Elton John. His dry British humor and precise, but passionate, playing delighted the crowd.

Indigo Girls: Atlanta’s own Indigo Girls are closing out the year with two very intimate and special performances on New Year’s Eve.

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We’re Hiring a Marketing Coordinator!


Job Title: Marketing Coordinator
Reports to: Marketing Director

Position Summary

The primary role of this position is to support the marketing department in the positioning and overall marketing of the City Winery brand in the areas of music, culture, culinary, and private events.

Under the Marketing Director’s supervision, the Marketing Coordinator will contribute in the areas of PR, social media, and marketing (in that order).

With PR and social media as the heavy focus, this person will act as a liaison with media, assist in writing press releases, monitor media coverage, assemble media kits, write and design content, assist with events for the public and press, and develop social media content.

Overview of Responsibilities

  • Drafts basic PR materials – to be approved by Marketing Director and/or GM – including news releases, fact sheets, meeting summaries, blog posts, and other materials as directed.
  • Coordinates media inquiries, issues press releases, and secures coverage on approved and targeted outlets.
  • Under Marketing Director’s guidance, researches, creates, and posts interesting and relevant information on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Track posts in social media spreadsheet.
  • Represents, arranges, and attends City Winery events and press opportunities.
  • Researches media opportunities and contacts and keeps press list current.
  • Assists with creating and writing promotional concepts and copy points.
  • Assists in compiling data for monthly marketing recaps.
  • Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationships – develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintain them over time.
  • Manages ticket giveaways and lower level marketing partnerships with targeted, like-minded organizations.
  • Helps coordinate material distribution for philanthropic requests including gift-giving and auction requests.
  • Proofreads copy for marketing materials such as ads, in-house collateral, and more.
  • Collaborates with Operational team and Marketing Director to ensure City Winery in-house collateral is up-to-date and displayed.
  • Works with interns to execute communicated assignments.
  • Performs day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, PR, Journalism or Marketing
  • 1+ years of PR and marketing experience (non-internship) required
  • Strong social media skills
  • Existing relationships with Atlanta media
  • Strong writing and vocabulary skills, with a lively and engaging energy
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency with Mac computers
  • Detail-oriented with high level of organization
  • Basic proficiency in Photoshop and other Adobe Creative Suite applications is a plus
  • Experience with digital advertising is a plus
  • Experience with live entertainment is a plus
  • Spanish language proficiency is a plus

Benefits of Working at City Winery

  • Music, wine, and food!
  • Family meal for dinner specially made by the Executive Chef
  • Amazing discounts on our wine and food
  • Being part of a growing company which now has 5 locations
  • 401K, healthcare, dental, and vision contributions available
  • Paid vacation
  • Supplied work computer


The below should be sent to

  • Cover letter including 1) Your three desert island albums 2) Your favorite concert experience of all time and why 3) Links to two writing examples such as press releases, bios, articles/blog posts, etc.
  • Resume
  • Salary Requirements

Wine Down Weekends – Free Patio Shows Every Fri & Sat in September

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It’s starting to cool down, right? That’s the best time to enjoy our huge patio in the heart of Old Fourth Ward at Ponce City Market. Come for the music, stay for the sangria pops and wine floats.

Then, stay for dinner and more wine!