About Chicago Winery

An Urban Winery, Events Venue, and Restaurant in River North

Located downtown in River North, Chicago Winery is a winery, restaurant and private event venue. It is a space to gather and share in wine, food, and life’s special moments – whether for a wedding or work event, happy hour with colleagues, date night with that special someone, or a winery tour. Combining a passion for wine and culinary exploration with a goal of bringing people together and featuring a working winery, full-service restaurant and glamorous event space, Chicago Winery is proud to be a part of the River North community and Chicago’s robust dining scene.

Our winemaking team, led by Conor McCormack and Erik Subrizi, will craft small batch boutique wines on-site. We’ll open the doors for tours and other opportunities to learn all about the winemaking process. Chicago Winery will host a restaurant, featuring our portfolio of wines alongside a seasonal menu. For those looking to commemorate a special occasion, we will also function simultaneously as a private event venue, offering full service weddings, corporate events, and private dining, with wine crafted on-site and exquisite cuisine, surrounded by the beautiful winery.


About First Batch Hospitality

Co-founders Brian Leventhal and John Stires previously worked together in New York City and for several years made their own wine recreationally in New Jersey with a group of co-workers. After realizing how much fun winemaking is, Brian and John quit their jobs to open Brooklyn Winery in Williamsburg and then several years later, District Winery in Washington, DC. As the team looked for its next location, River North in Chicago represented the same pride for exemplary hospitality and local creativity shared by the neighborhoods of their first two endeavors. Chicago Winery, like all of First Batch Hospitality’s urban wineries, will be specifically tailored to represent the neighborhood it calls home. We’re excited to be joining the River North neighborhood and look forward to sharing our locally made wines with the Chicago community.


Get in Touch With Us

For information about employment at Chicago Winery, please email [email protected].

For press inquiries, please reach out to [email protected].

To reach us about private events, please use our Weddings and Meetings & Events contact forms.

For all other inquiries, please email [email protected]. We’ll be in touch as soon as we can!


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