City Winery, a restaurant, urban winery, private event space and intimate music venue, is celebrating the holiday season with an array of opportunities for all tastes and budgets, including a monthly free book club; a free screening of the timeless classic A Christmas Story; an Ugly Holiday Sweater and Sparking Wine soiree; a New Year’s bash; a new, seasonal menu; holiday gift items and much more.
Nothing says the holidays like ugly sweaters and sparkling wine! On December 8th, revelers are invited to break out their favorite holiday sweaters and join City Winery for a walk-around tasting of champagne and sparkling wine from around the world. Hosted by Beverage Director JR Smith, cheese and charcuterie will also be served along with plenty of holiday tunes to sing to. The event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40, plus applicable fees.
Book lovers are invited to explore author Taylor Jenkins Reid heart-wrenching and mesmerizing novel, Seven Husbands of Eleanor Hugo, at Posman Books and City Winery’s December Books & Booze club on December 18th. Featuring lively discussions among fellow readers, the event will be hosted by Marc Stiles, Posman Book’s General Manager, and will feature a themed Literary Libation. City Winery’s expansive wine, cocktail and craft beer offerings will also be available. Literature lovers can purchase their copy of the monthly selection from Posman Books for the December Books & Booze event. Starts at 7 p.m. The event is free to attend.
On December 20th, City Winery presents the next rendition of its wildly popular explorer series, City Wine Explorer: Portugal. An evening of wines paired with gourmet creations, guests will take a tour of Portugal while sampling five different wines from some of the country’s most famous regions. From the rugged and majestic Duoro Valley, through the cosmopolitan capital of Lisbon, to the island of Madeira off the African coast, wine lovers will discover that Portugal is more than just fortified wine. The event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35, plus applicable fees.
Who’s ready to dress like a deranged Easter Bunny? For the second year in a row, City Winery is welcoming all ages to a free matinee screening of the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Story. Whether it’s Black Bart, that Farkus kid, or Ralphie in the iconic pink bunny costume, guests are encouraged to dress for occasion for the chance to win their very own Leg Lamp. A festive ‘You’ll Shoot Your Eye Cocktail’ made with coconut milk, cinnamon, vanilla and rum will be offered in addition to the full cocktail, wine and craft beer menu. The free screening will take place at 12 p.m. on December 22nd. RSVP to reserve a spot.
Cheers to the New Year at City Winery! Atlanta Wine Festivals is returning for the second year in a row to the popular urban winery to host an unforgettable bash on Monday, December 31st from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The all-inclusive, high-energy party will feature a premium buffet, spirits, beer, and fantastic wine options for revelers. Guests can also dance the night away as they prepare to ring in 2019 with live music from Coast Guard and a DJ. General Admission tickets are $99 advance and $109 after December 22nd and $119 the day of the event. VIP tickets are also available and include an 8 p.m. entry and access to exclusive VIP bars for $139 advance and $149 after December 22nd. VIP ticket are not available the day of the event. Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase.
Just in time for the season, City Winery has also unveiled a new culinary menu. While autumn takes over Atlanta and the holidays arrive, hungry diners can explore rich, robust fall-inspired dishes, featuring vegan, vegetarian and gluten free offerings, while taking advantage of the urban winery’s expansive wine list, which includes a diverse selection of house-made varietals by Atlanta’s only winemaker, Travis Green.
Let’s hear it for City Winery’s December Wine of the Month selection. An ideal gift for the season, City Winery is offering a package of three wines including: a rich Sauvignon Blanc, an evocative Rosé and the burgundy classic, Soundcheck Syrah, that not only cozily wraps around the palate, but the full body like a warm blanket. Regularly available for $55, this package is available throughout the season for $45 in The Barrel Room Restaurant.
City Winery is located at 650 North Avenue NE, Suite #201, Atlanta, GA 30308. The phone number is 404-946-3791. For more info, visit www.citywinery.com/atlanta.
ABOUT CITY WINERY
City Winery is the brainchild of Michael Dorf, founder of the iconic Knitting Factory, one of New York’s longest-running music venues. Dorf wanted to create a space where he could combine his shared passions for wine and music, thus opening the first City Winery concept in New York City in 2008. Since then, he has opened locations in Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, and now, Washington, D.C. City Winery strives to deliver the highest-end combined culinary and cultural experience to its customers who are passionate in sharing wine, music, and culinary arts in a unique facility that combines a fully-functioning winery with intimate concerts, food & wine classes, private events, and fine dining. City Winery provides residents of a busy urban environment the wine country experience in the middle of the city. Patrons can experience a compelling mix of chef-driven cuisine and unique, house-made wines by the glass or bottle while listening to some of the most exciting musical talent in the country. For more information, call (404) 946-3791, or visit citywinery.com/atlanta. City Winery Atlanta is located at Ponce City Market, 650 North Ave NE, Suite #201, Atlanta, GA 30308. Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and on Twitter.