Introducing our new Private Events Team! | City Winery Nashville

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With amazing live music capabilities, delectable culinary creations, award-winning wine program, and stunning patio views, City Winery Nashville offers everything you need to make your next private event an unforgettable experience. From intimate private dining spaces to a full production concert venue, we have several distinct event spaces that can be combined and configured to host up to 1200 guests. Celebrate in urban luxury! Click here for more information about our private events!

We’re excited to re-introduce our talented Private Events team: Events Director Ryan Walters, Events Manager Alex Cole, and Events Coordinator Tianna Connelly! Together, this talented group combines years of experience in private event hosting, weddings & ceremonies, and reliable client relations.

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Private Events Director Ryan Walters

Ryan Walters’ passion for food and cooking led her all over the country and it almost led her to culinary school, but in a stroke of luck for City Winery, a heart for service and problem solving kept her in event planning and management.

With more than a decade of experience in hospitality, including work with ARAMARK in Columbus, Ohio, and Homestead Manor in Thompson’s Station, Tenn., Ryan’s expertise in the field and wide range of skillsets—from catering to lodging to restaurant work—set her apart.

In her spare time, Ryan enjoys cooking for her two sons, Cooper and Hunter, and spending time with good friends and good wine. When she’s not juggling events, she’s juggling time spent with her family (including two cats, Ted & Jackson) and practicing yoga.

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Private Events Manager Alex Cole

Alexandra (Alex) Cole’s passion for the hospitality industry has led to her 10+ years of varied experience in hotels, country clubs, conference centers and most recently, restaurants. In the last two years, she has acted as a server, lead event captain and now event coordinator at City Winery Nashville.

Alex studied hotel and restaurant management at Auburn University. While at Auburn, had the opportunity to sit for the Court of Master Sommeliers Intro exam and received her Level One certification. Alex’s interest—and expertise—in wine and food is one of the many assets she brings to her position at City Winery. Alex and her dog, Kiva, can be found hiking and camping all across Nashville. She also loves to take road trips to local shows and music festivals, but hates to leave behind both Kiva and her chickens.

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Private Events Coordinator Tianna Connelly

Tianna Connelly—a Kentucky native—fell in love with weddings two years ago and has been working in the special events field ever since.
After earning a degree in Hospitality Management and Tourism from the University of Kentucky, Tianna immersed herself in the hospitality industry at Evan’s Orchard Event Barn and Nashville’s historic Riverwood Mansion.
When she’s not helping plan her clients’ dream weddings, Tianna enjoys curling up with a book—thriller novels to be exact, exploring the food scene in Nashville and traveling abroad.

October 2018 – Grapes & Gourds at City Winery Nashville

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City Winery Nashville is excited to announce our October 2018 Grapes & Gourds in our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar! Executive Chef Donald Counts and Beverage Director Evan Danielson will be serving weekly specials featuring autumn-inspired cuisine with delicious wine pairings from our own local winery!

October 1 – 7, 2018
Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Dip with Rye Chips $10
Paired with: “Capitol” Cabernet Franc
Alder Springs Vineyard – Mendocino, California, 2015 $14/$41

October 8 – 14, 2018
Grape, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Bruschetta $10
Paired with: “Music Row” Merlot
Atlas Peak, California, 2015 $13/$38

October 15 – 21, 2018
Squash Fritters with Sage Cream $12
Paired with: “615” Sauvignon Blanc
Windrem Vineyard – Lake County, California, 2016 $11/$32

October 22 – 28, 2018
Pumpkin Rösti with Wild Mushrooms $12
Paired with: “Centennial” Chardonnay
Scopus Vineyard – Sonoma Mountain, California, 2017 $13/$38

All month long during October 2018. Dine in our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar to experience the wonder of Grapes & Gourds! Click here to make a reservation with OpenTable.

Weddings in Urban Wine Country | Private Events with City Winery Nashville

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We’re very excited to share another gorgeous wedding photo shoot in collaboration with some of our favorite local vendors! It’s always an exciting day to bring together talented local event relationships and create something inspiring. Enjoy a peek inside our venue with a luxurious twist on wedding elegance! Click here for more information about our private event options.

Venue: City Winery Nashville
Photographer: Twila’s Photography
Makeup Stylist: Hope Gentry Miller
Hair Stylist: Hair by Lynn Peadro
Florals: Knestrick by Design
Lighting: Nashville Event Lighting
Rentals: Southern Events
Drapes: Quest Events
Paper Goods: The Artisan Abode
Desserts: Simply Sweet Desserts
Bride: Olia Zavozina
Design/Planning: Events by Janie
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Click here for more information about our private events!

Love in Urban Luxury | Private Events with City Winery Nashville

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We’re very excited to share another gorgeous wedding photo shoot in collaboration with some of our favorite local vendors! It’s always an exciting day to bring together talented local event relationships and create something inspiring. Enjoy a peek inside our venue with a luxurious twist on wedding elegance! Click here for more information about our private event options.

Venue: City Winery Nashville
Photographer: Courtney Davidson
Makeup Stylist: The Look
Florals: Forget Me Not Designs
Lighting: Nashville Event Lighting, Quest Events
Rentals & Drapes: Music City Tents & Events, Quest Events
Paper Goods: The Paper Place
Cake: Nashville Sweet Shop
Bride/Bridesmaids: Bella Bridesmaids, Modern Trousseau
Groom/Gentlemen: Street Tuxedo
Design/Planning: Bruce Pittman
Ceremony Strings: High On Entertainment
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Click here for more information about our private events!

Announcing our new Culinary Team! | City Winery Nashville

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City Winery Nashville is excited to introduce four new additions to its all-star culinary team: Executive Chef Donald Counts, Executive Sous Chef Jason Heim, Event Sous Chef Daniel Glavan and Sous Chef David Prigmore. Together, Counts, Heim, Glavan and Prigmore will oversee the venue’s food programs, including a new menu launching this fall.

“We are absolutely thrilled that all four of these culinary talents have chosen to join our team,” said General Manager Joe Guerra. “This is an incredibly well-versed group of chefs and we’re excited to witness all that they’ll do to maximize the dining experience here at City Winery Nashville.”

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EXECUTIVE CHEF DONALD COUNTS

A native of Mississippi, Counts brings over 16 years of experience to his role at City Winery Nashville. Throughout his career, Counts has overseen many kitchens and trained under several acclaimed chefs. Most recently, Counts served as the executive chef at Harvest at Homestead Manor—a farm-to-table restaurant located inside the historic antebellum Homestead Manor. Counts has also been the executive chef at Gray’s on Main, Puckett’s Boathouse and Steamer’s Seafood in Hilton Head, SC. In 2017, Counts was recognized by the Greater Nashville Hospitality Association as Chef of the Year.

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EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF JASON HEIM

Heim brings over 24 years of impressive culinary experience to City Winery Nashville. In addition to having a culinary certification from the Philadelphia Culinary Institute, Heim has also served as executive chef at The Honeysuckle, Bayou Catering and Sheraton Hotel, as well as the executive sous chef at Old Natchez Country Club and Foxland Harbor Country Club.

EVENT SOUS CHEF DANIEL GLAVAN

Glavan’s culinary career began while attending the Art Institute of Tennessee where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts. Since then, Glavan has served as sous chef at both the Sunset Grill and FLYTE World Dining & Wine.

SOUS CHEF DAVID PRIGMORE

Prigmore’s promotion to sous chef comes 10 months after coming on board as a line cook. Prior to joining the team at City Winery Nashville, Prigmore committed himself to learning the ins and outs of the industry, and over an eight-year span, gained experience in every position from pit master to server.

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City Winery Nashville’s cuisine is carefully curated to complement the restaurant’s extensive wine list and represent the regions where many of the urban winery’s grapes are sourced—including Mediterranean, Italian, French Spanish and Middle Eastern cuisines. We’re excited to launch our seasonal fall menu later this month! Stay tuned.

Click here to make a reservation & view our seasonal menus!

September 2018 – Fall Into Harvest at City Winery Nashville

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It’s Harvest Season at City Winery! As Nashville’s first urban winery, we’re proud to create locally made wine using grapes from all over the world. During the month of September, our winemaking team and City Winery staff are hard at work during our winery’s crush process and planning for the next steps for fermentation, blending and so much more. In addition to this busy time in our winery, we’re also excited to announce our September 2018 Fall Into Harvest in our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar. Executive Chef Donald Counts and Beverage Director Jenelle Engleson will be serving weekly specials during Happy Hour – Monday-Friday, 5-7PM! All month long!

Plus, every purchase from our specialty Harvest Happy Hour menu in our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar includes a special note from our local winemaker and complimentary taste of our crop’s raw grape product.*
*subject to availability

City Winery House-Made Wines
1/2 off – All Month Long!
$7

“615” Sauvignon Blanc – Lake County, California, ‘17
“Centennial” Chardonnay – Sonoma Mountain, California, ‘17 – Scopus Vineyard
“River Pearl” Roussanne – Mendocino, California, ‘17 – Alder Springs Vineyard
“Melrosé” Rosé of Syrah – North Coast, California, ‘17
“Music City” Pinot Noir – Santa Maria, California, ‘16
“Grand Ole” Grenache – Mendocino, California, ‘16 – Alder Springs Vineyard
“Music Row” Merlot – Atlas Peak, California, ‘15
“Capitol” Cabernet Franc – Mendocino, California, ‘15 – Alder Springs Vineyard

Weekly Specialty Dishes

September 3 – 9, 2018 - Savory Olive Cheesecake – $12
September 10 – 16, 2018 – Ham and Gruyere Thumbprint Pastries – $10
September 17 – 23, 2018 – Chorizo Stuffed Dates wrapped in Bacon – $12
September 24 – 30, 2018  – Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs with Honey and Pistachio – $13

All month long during September 2018. Dine in our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar to experience the wonder of Fall Into Harvest! Click here to make a reservation with OpenTable.

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Our winery facility is designed to integrate the winemaking process with consumption and enjoyment of wine. The results are terrific: world-class wines being produced in the city, our urban wine country. This is an unparalleled experience with unique insight into wine.

“Welcome to Harvest Season at City Winery Nashville. This exciting time marks the beginning of our winemaking process, and every new vintage created in our urban winery brings a different characteristic of wine to your table.

Here at City Winery, we are fortunate to work with high quality crop from some of the world’s best producing vineyards. Because of this attention to detail, our wine can compare with some of the most esteemed wine producers on a global level. The only difference is… we make our wine in the heart of a major metropolitan city.

Sincerely,

Bill Anton

Local Winemaker, City Winery Nashville

Click here to learn more about our winery tours and tasting bar!

New Expanded Hours! Tasting Bar | City Winery Nashville

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Nashville! You love our Tasting Bar so much… we’re expanding the hours! Now, you can enjoy a tasting of City Winery wines Thursday – Sunday, 12-5PM.
Explore Nashville’s first fully-functioning urban winery with a tasting of locally made wines, right in the heart of Music City. With a special tasting menu of red and white house-made wines, you can experience four different varietals created right in your own backyard for only $10! Purchase a bottle of retail wine during your tasting, and your tasting is FREE!
No need for a reservation. Just walk right up to the Tasting Bar in our Lobby at your convenience. Thursday – Sunday, 12-5PM. Also, perfect activity for you & your friends while waiting for a table in our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar!
To inquire about private tasting options or to book a winery tour, please email nashvillesales@gmail.com or call 615-324-1010. Click here to learn more about winemaking at City Winery Nashville.

City Winery presents our First Annual Nashville Harvest Festival!

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City Winery is proud to present our first annual Nashville Harvest Festival on Sunday 10/7! Enjoy an exciting lineup of live music, unlimited tastings of 50+ different wines and exclusive City Winery house-made wines, delicious food & so much more! Our Pie Town neighbors Tennessee Brew Works and Proper Sake Co. will be on-site serving samples, too!

We’ll be closing down our entire outdoor space to feature a live music stage, grape-stomping stations, wine tastings, wine pong & more. Guests will be able to meet and chat with our Local Winemakers Bill Anton and Michelle Foletta, enjoy tours of our fully-functioning urban winery, take a closer look at soil samples from our favorite vineyards, and try award-winning wines from all over the world!

Artist lineup to be announced soon. Stay tuned!

First 200 tickets are only $35! Tickets are then $40 in advance, $45 after August 31, $50 day-of the event.

VIP Tickets are $65 and include access to indoor/outdoor private lounge area, additional specialty wines, and exclusive food options! Executive Chef Donald Counts will be serving cheese & charcuterie, plus a special light bite menu. The private lounge area includes a dedicated sommelier and unlimited tastings of higher-end wines exclusive to VIP ticket holders. VIP Tickets are $75 day-of the event.

Click here to purchase tickets!

Are you a local Nashville charity? Win a holiday party! | City Winery Nashville

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This holiday season, City Winery Nashville’s Private Events team wants to give back to our community! We know our local non-profit organizations work hard all year to make a difference in Music City. Those who work so diligently to help in a selfless manner deserve an evening of celebration. We’re giving away a holiday party to the staff of one local charity with an estimated value of $1,500. To enter to win, charities must fill out our application form here. This form will not only tell our City Winery team about the wonderful work your organization is accomplishing in Nashville, but also verify your company as an eligible applicant.

Giveaway begins 8/1/18 at 3PM CT and ends Friday 8/31/18 at 3PM CT. All applications must be submitted by this deadline for consideration.

Holiday Party will include the following details:
– Room rental for 24 guests or less
– Food selections from limited special holiday menu
– 2 drinks per guest from limited special holiday menu
– Located in City Winery Nashville’s Cellar Private Dining Room

Please Note: Date of holiday party subject to City Winery Nashville’s availability. Further restrictions may apply.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What organizations are eligible to apply?

Middle Tennessee public charities are eligible. All organizations must be able to show proof of their status through one (1) or more of the following criteria, to be provided within the application form:
– Copy of IRS determination letter
– Employer Identification Number (EIN)
– Proof of approval via Better Business Bureau’s Wise Charity Alliance
– Current non-profit profile on GivingMatters.com

What is required to participate?

All organizations will need to complete our official application before 8/31/18 at 3PM CT. There is no fee for an organization to apply. Within this application, organization will be required to show proof of non-profit

How will the winner be determined?

City Winery Nashville will review the applications to ensure all necessary criteria has been met. From the remaining eligible applicants, one lucky organization will be chosen at random and notified via e-mail by 10/1. All other organizations will be notified of a winner being chosen at this time. If the winning organization has not responded to our e-mail within seven (7) business days, another winner will be chosen

Can I edit my application after I have submitted?

Yes! You will receive an e-mailed response receipt from our application’s Google Form. Within this e-mail will be a button marked “edit response.” After 8/31 at 3PM CT, you will no longer be able to edit your application.

Will I be able to view the other applications?

No, all applications are private.

Who should I contact if I have questions in regards to my application?

You may contact City Winery Nashville’s Marketing Director Caroline Acree at cacree@citywinery.com for questions.

 

Click here to complete our application!

 

August 2018 – Tomato & Vine at City Winery Nashville

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City Winery Nashville is excited to announce our August 2018 Tomato & Vine in our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar! Executive Chef Donald Counts and Beverage Director Jenelle Engleson will be serving weekly specials made from locally harvested tomatoes and wine pairings from our winery here in downtown Music City!

August 1 – 7, 2018
Jam and Bread $10
Tomato Jam/ Arugula Pesto/ Ricotta/ Baguette
Pairing: ‘615’ Sauvignon Blanc $11
Lake County, California, ‘17

August 8 – 14, 2018
Fried Green Tomatoes $12
Local Green Tomatoes/Pimento Cheese/Bacon Jam/ Purple Cabbage Slaw dressed with Comeback Sauce
Pairing: River Pearl Roussanne $13
Mendocino, California, ‘17

August 15 – 21, 2018
Southern Tomato Panzanella $12
Jalapeno and Bacon Cornbread/ Local mixed Cherry Tomatoes/ Herbed Buttermilk Dressing/ Crispy Proscuitto/ Lost River Creamery White Cheddar
Pairing: Centennial Chardonnay $13
Sonoma Mountain, California, ‘17

August 22 – 28, 2018
Savory Tomato Galette $11
Local Tomatoes/Mozzarella/Herbs de Provance/ Balsamic reduction
Pairing: Grand Ole Grenache $13
Mendocino, California, ‘16

All month long during August 2018. Dine in our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar to experience the wonder of Tomato & Vine! Click here to make a reservation with OpenTable.