NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--City Winery announced this week the signing of a long-term lease for the historic Napa Valley Opera House, as well as the plans for the purchase of a building in downtown Nashville, TN. Both new locations will include intimate 300-seat concert halls with restaurant and private dining operations. Nashville will include a fully operational winery, whereas Napa, given the location on Main Street in the heart of wine-country, will have an expanded tap wine program, featuring product from local California vineyards straight from the barrel.
“The reason our artists love playing City Winery is the attention to detail both for the performing artist and their fans. It is a room that has a great feel, great sound, great staff, and of course, terrific food and wine.”
City Winery has found an opportunity to grow with two strong trends: aging rock and rollers—both performers and fans, as well as an expanding wine drinking market. “It’s great to have found the ideal mix of music, food, and wine that is appealing to a sophisticated audience. We continue to hear from lots of artists and fans that our concert experience is an ideal setting in which to enjoy both the music and the culinary arts.“ said Michael Dorf.
Michael Hausman, the long-time Manager of Aimee Mann, Marc Cohn, and Suzanne Vega comments, “The reason our artists love playing City Winery is the attention to detail both for the performing artist and their fans. It is a room that has a great feel, great sound, great staff, and of course, terrific food and wine.” But it is not just singer songwriters who love the space, Prince recently performed a show at Chicago City Winery in one of his rare after show concerts, as have artists as varied as Natalie Cole, Jakob Dylan, Lewis Black, or Rosanne Cash. For a full look at artists performing at City Winery, visit www.citywinery.com
City Winery was founded by Michael Dorf in 2008 after making a barrel of wine in California. He was the creator and founder of the seminal music venue The Knitting Factory in 1987 and sold his interest in 2003. City Winery International, LLC has recently received some private equity to expand. Between New York and Chicago, City Winery currently has over 250 employees and the two new locations will bring the company total to over 450 staff members.