It has taken the urban winery, concert venue, restaurant, and special event space that is City Winery a little bit of time to get its footing but the 42,000-square foot space in the District’s eclectic Ivy City neighborhood is fully open and becoming one of the top spots to be and be seen.
Located at 1350 Okie St., NE, City Winery initially opened back in April with its first-floor wine making facility and restaurant along with its second-floor 300-seat Main Stage performance space. It recently opened its newest space, a 333-seat Wine Garden and rooftop deck.
This week it is participating in Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week and offering a $35 three-course dinner with optional $14 wine flight pairing at the restaurant. And on Saturday, Aug. 18, it’s celebrating National Pinot Noir Day with half-priced glasses of pinot noir from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in a collaborative launch of its new “Capitol Noir” wine. Bottles of “Capitol Noir” will thereafter be available for purchase at City Winery’s on-site retail store for $28.
As for City Winery’s lineup of performances, the 12-piece soul band Brother Joscephus & The Love Revolution brings the party to the Main Stage on Wednesday, Aug. 15, with brass-driven funk group Chapter:SOUL amping up the New Orleans sound that same night in the Wine Garden.
Also on the Main Stage this week are Honey Island Swamp Band presenting boogie-woogie blues on Thursday, Aug. 16, followed by powerful R&B vocals from Meli’sa Morgan on Friday, Aug, 17. Pop singer-songwriter Howie Day, who audiences may recognize from hits like “Collide,” performs on Saturday, Aug. 18, and Damn the Torpedoes – A Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers rounds out the weekend on Sunday, Aug. 19.
A schedule of all of City Winery’s event is available on its website. There is also information available about its VinoFile program that provides members access to exclusive events, hands-on opportunities to be involved with City Winery’s wine making process, discounted merchandise, waived ticket fees, and the ability to select preferred seats.