The Chicago Winery Winemaking Process

Coming soon, Chicago Winery sources grapes from boutique vineyards across the country. Making a broad portfolio of wines each year has plenty of challenges, but the passion and dedication from everyone involved—from the farmers in the fields, to the winery production team, to the staff who pours wine for our guests—makes it all worthwhile.

Our goal: to make incredible wine from world class vineyards.

By building partnerships with premium growers based on trust, implementation of methodical vineyard/varietal match parameters, and focused research across the country, our winemaking team is able to showcase the best varieties each region has to offer, while producing locally.

Under the direction of Conor McCormack, Executive Director of Winemaking, and Erik Subrizi, Winemaker for Chicago Winery, our team strives to showcase wines of place and time, letting the grapes speak for themselves.

Although uncommon, sourcing grapes from all corners of the United States and getting them delivered fresh to the winery for production gives us the unique chance to highlight the flavor profiles that different American grape growing regions are known for. The challenges of an urban setting spur creativity, resulting in the wide variety of innovative and elegant wines created by our winemaking team.