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.

Communicating with your Wedding Planner

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City Winery Nashville’s talented Private Events team is well experienced in hosting weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners & more. Below, Events Director Ryan Walters provides her advice for how to best communicate with your planning team during the exciting process! Enjoy.

Getting to know my wedding clients is the highlight of the planning process. Through all of my experience, I’ve learned there are two preferred forms of communication when working with a client. These tips will minimize confusion, increase familiarity with one another, and make the entire process a little easier on everyone.

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#1. E-Mail Communication

E-mail provides the opportunity to collect, organize, and supply large amounts of information at one time. Most importantly, having a running history of messages is extremely helpful for both sides. Because many of our potential couples, turned clients, are planning a destination wedding, housing all of the wedding details in digital written form allows everyone to have a reference point.

Pro Tip: Utilize copy and paste. Each party should select a consistent text color for responding. This little trick keeps a long e-mail thread organized, allowing multiple topics to be discussed at one time. For clients looking to execute the planning process from afar, this organization and color-coding can be very comforting.

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#2 In-Person Meetings 

The first meeting we love to host is scheduled after the initial booking. This meeting is used to discuss everything: menu, timeline, lighting, drape, color palate, table, outside vendors, ceremony, deadlines, etc. By having this meeting in person, the couple can visualize the space with our events team. We’re able to discuss logistical options, get a more clear understanding of the desired aesthetics, and break down budget priorities.

The second most important meeting is a menu tasting. Sometimes, this tasting includes bar selection, too. We love this meeting, and who can resist trying delicious food & drink?

Sometimes, there is one more meeting scheduled for 2-3 months before the big day, specifically once the guest list is finalized. This is the time for planners and couples to check-in with one another and look for loose ends. Then, our events team coordinates a meeting with your month-of wedding planner to ensure all responsibilities are to be properly managed between the two of us.

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We designed our planning process to eliminate the back-and-forth. This time-consuming process never needs to cause stress, and we want to pull every little detail together as quickly as possible. This efficient communication and organized planning process ultimately creates the perfect day for our client.

Click here to learn more information about our private events capabilities! Celebrate in urban luxury.

– Ryan Walters
Events Director | City Winery Nashville

Tennessee Brew Works Releases City Winery Beer Collaboration

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Tennessee Brew Works Releases City Winery Beer Collaboration
2018 Belgian Strong Ale Aged in City Winery Pinot Noir Barrels

NASHVILLE, TENN. – (July 12, 2018) – Tennessee Brew Works, the Nashville, Tennessee based brewer of the Southern Wit®, 1927® IPA, State Park Blonde, Extra Easy®, Basil Ryeman® and Walk the Lime® announces the release of the 2018 Limited Edition Belgian Strong Ale aged in City Winery 2015 Vintage Pinot Noir barrels. The newest release, 22oz wax-dipped bottles, will be available at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 13, at the Tennessee Brew Works’ Taproom at 809 Ewing Ave, Nashville. Please limit 2 per customer.

Known for the culinary-minded craft beer creations, often sourcing from brewer and chef collaborations, Tennessee Brew Works has developed a reputation in beer, food and wine circles. The brewery is located in downtown Nashville, just a few doors down from City Winery’s onsite winery, restaurant and venue. Additionally, the Tennessee Brew Works taproom offers two of City Winery’s Nashville-inspired wines made at the downtown urban winery on their tap wall at all times.

The Belgian Strong Ale, aged in City Winery Pinot Noir Barrels has ABV: 8%, IBU: 30, and is a malt-forward Belgian Strong Ale with aromas and flavors of fig, plum, apricot and tart cherry, followed by a subtle dry oak finish. As the beer matures, beer and wine lovers will experience an evolution of wonderful stone fruit and red berry flavors.

“As the only working winery in downtown, Nashville, City Winery has the unique opportunity to collaborate with our friendly neighbors, like Tennessee Brew Works, through the art of winemaking. For a second year in a row, we’re proud to have partnered with our Pie Town friends for a delicious beer using our 2015 Music City Pinot Noir barrels. This specific wine was awarded 92 points & Gold Medal “Exceptional” Rating by Tastings.com and is incredibly aromatic with a strong violet and floral aroma. The subtle tannin structure offers delicious texture and a smooth finish with bursts of strawberry and blackberry. Once again, we’re proud to work with the talented brewmasters at Tennessee Brew Work,” said City Winery Nashville Local Winemaker Bill Anton

This beer will be available at the Tennessee Brew Works taproom, City Winery Nashville and limited outside retail locations.

About Tennessee Brew Works

Tennessee Brew Works was born from a love for craft beer. A local start-up which began over a home-brew session, they ultimately celebrated their first professional brew in August 2013. Tennessee Brew Works is 100% owned and operated by folks in Tennessee. They brew beers using only natural ingredients and flavors, and source them from local farmers whenever possible. Their motto: “We work hard to create high quality craft beer that makes Tennessee proud. Our culture places importance on family, friends, and community, and we hope you’ll be a part of it.” For more info visit www.tnbrew.com.

 

Dine in our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar to try this delicious collaboration for yourself! Click here to make a reservation with OpenTable.

Bastille Day Brunch 2018: City Winery Nashville

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City Winery Nashville is excited to announce our Bastille Day Brunch on Saturday, July 14, 2018! This event has FREE admission in our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar. Reservations recommended. Click here to make a reservation with OpenTable. We’ll be serving a specialty menu inspired by French cuisine with wine pairings from our Beverage Director Jenelle Engleson! Brunch is 10:30AM – 2PM. Regular brunch menu will also be offered.

Bastille Day Brunch will also feature the musical stylings of international touring artist Suzahn Fiering! As a guitarist, vocalist, composer & educator, the sounds of Suzahn Fiering will echo throughout our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar from 11AM – 1PM. If you’d like to hear her beautiful mixture of jazz, blues & gypsy-americana, make sure your reservation is booked during these special hours.

 

Specialty Food Menu

Quiche Lorraine
Swiss Cheese / Giffords Bacon with Spring Mix Salad / Balsamic Dressing… 12

Monte Cristo
Ham / Turkey / Swiss on Brioche, Battered and Fried / Red Currant Jelly / Powdered Sugar… 14

Specialty Beverage Menu

French 75… 10
Brokers Gin, Lemon, Sugar, Sparkling wine

Sidecar… 14
Pierre Ferrand Cognac, Cointreau, Lemon

Kir Royale… 12
Chambord, Sparkling wine

 

Dine in our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar to experience the wonder of Bastille Day Brunch 2018! Click here to make a reservation with OpenTable.

Pong on the Patio: City Winery Nashville

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It’s patio season, Nashville! We’re celebrating the arrival of this warm weather with a FREE event on our three beautiful patios. Join us Sunday, June 3rd for Pong on the Patio! From 11AM to 5PM, you and your friends can sip locally-made wine and enjoy our delicious seasonal menu with amazing views of the downtown skyline… all while playing “wine” pong.
Note: We won’t be using wine in our cups, water only.

Purchase a carafe of wine between the hours of 11AM – 5PM on Sunday, June 3rd and receive complimentary pong cups & ping pong balls! First come, first served, first use of tables. Limited space available, so arrive early to enjoy a day in the sunshine. Click here to view our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar’s menu.

This event is FREE.

Click here to RSVP & be entered to win a voucher for two (2) free tickets to a non-sold out show of your choice in our venue! Winner will be chosen at random & notified during the event. Voucher will be available during the event at our concierge desk in our lobby.