City WineryABOUT OUR WINERY

ABOUT OUR WINERY

NASHVILLE'S FIRST FULLY FUNCTIONING URBAN WINERY

City Winery's fully functioning winery is the first urban winery of its kind in Tennessee. Our winery welcomes groups for tours, and we are excited to bring local wine to the Nashville market. Have a look around to learn more about our custom label wines, growler program, winery tours, events with our wine team, and more!

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About Our Urban Winery

We take great pride in sourcing our grapes from some of the finest vineyards in the world – Cabernet Sauvignon from Bettinelli in Napa, California to Pinot Noir from Hyland Vineyards in Willamette Valley, Oregon or even Malbec from the esteemed Catena Vineyards in Agrelo, Mendoza Argentina. We are proud to focus on terroir--the French expression of certain varietals growing better in specific climates and soils. Being a winery in the middle of the city allows us the luxury to seek the most expressive and world-class fruit for our customers.


But we are not just winery behind closed doors—our aim is to give fans of wine, food, and culture the chance to touch and feel all the aspects of the winemaking process—the crush, the fermenting, the blend and ultimately, the opportunity to create your own private barrel, or on a smaller scale to bottle a few cases of our wine with your custom designed label.


Our facility is designed to integrate the winemaking process with consumption and enjoyment of wine. Wander from the winery into our Barrel Room tasting bar and restaurant, where you can try our house wines served fresh on tap, straight from the cellar. Our cuisine pairs the wines with flavorful dishes prepared to complement your glass. Tasting flights are offered to sample our many wines made in house, along with an award-winning wine list featuring over 400 wines from many of the top producers from all over the world. Whether for a concert, wine class, tasting dinner, or private party, you are never out of view of either the stainless steel tanks or French Oak barrels.


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. Sample any of our house wines - the proof is on tap or in the bottle.



Cheers!
Michael Dorf, Founder & CEO & David Lecomte, Head Winemaker

Nashville Private Event Team

Meet the Team

Bill Anton,

Local Winemaker


Bill Anton is a retired Thoroughbred Jockey, with a career spanning from 1981-1996. There, through the many contacts in the Industry, Bill became exposed to some incredible food and wine. The wine that did it for Bill was a 1979 Chateau Latour. Anyone who really knows Bill, knows his love for the old world wines! After retiring, Bill decided to attend a Culinary school in Florida to follow his 2nd passion, food! During the program he took a food and wine pairing course. Out of curiosity, he applied to work a harvest at Castello Di Borghese in Cutchogue, NY in 2002. After the harvest, Bill was offered a full time position. In 2005, Bill was offered the cellar master position by fellow LI winemaker Mark Friszolowski at Childress Vineyards in Lexington, NC. In 2009, after reading an article about City Winery, the concept of making wine in an urban setting sounded interesting. After applying a few times, a position finally opened working with David Lecomte. Back to his home state he went! Holding the position of Assistant Winemaker at City Winery New York since 2009, then the same at City Winery Chicago to assist Robert Kowal, from 2013. Bill is thrilled that his hard work has paid off and that he is now the production winemaker of City Winery Nashville in 2015. Now, he can live in a city where the music never stops! Email Bill

MICHELLE FOLETTA,

Local Assistant Winemaker


A California native, Michelle Foletta was born with a spirited passion for the history, art and skill of winemaking. She brings four years of experience in the industry to City Winery Nashville as the assistant winemaker.After tasting her way through major wine regions around the world, Foletta studied wine with the Guild of Sommeliers and started her career in winery tasting rooms across California. She worked at Paso Robles AVA near the St. Lucia mountain range and then managed the wine club and commercial sales at Tanner Vineyards, a boutique winery in the Sierra Foothills. While Foletta loved working in the tasting room, her joy has always been in winemaking. In October of 2017, Foletta jumped at the chance to move to Nashville and join the City Winery winemaking team. Foletta lives in East Nashville where she loves to play guitar and cook. Wine is a part of her home life as well and she loves pairing a beautiful bottle of wine with something delicious and unhealthy. Additionally, Foletta teaches with the Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville, where she remains active with her first passion—theatre. Email Michelle

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Custom Wine

Custom Label Wine

As Nashville's first fully-functioning urban winery, we have the unique ability to offer custom label wine in all varietals! Perfect for birthdays, wedding parties, corporate gifts and more, you can customize any bottle of wine to fit your needs!


Custom label wine is only available by the case. One case of wine includes twelve bottles. Prices are subject to change depending on wine varietal and availability.



CONTACT nashvillesales@citywinery.com FOR MORE INFORMATION AND BEGIN YOUR CUSTOM LABEL PROCESS!


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Tours and Tasting

Winery Tours & Tasting Bar

City Winery's fully functioning winery is the first urban winery of its kind in Tennessee. Our winery welcomes groups for tours, and we are excited to bring local wine to the Nashville market. Have a look around to learn more about our custom label wines, growler program, winery tours, events with our wine team, and more!



Winery Tours & Tasting Bar