City Winery Chicago Introduces Preseason Domes On the Chicago Riverwalk From March 17 – April 30 On Marina Plaza

The West Loop’s City Winery Chicago announces the return of its downtown Loop presence on the City’s Chicago Riverwalk featuring, for the first time as part of a Riverwalk preseason, three enclosed heated River Domes which offer couples and small groups private outdoor seating and shelter from winter elements while enjoying beautiful views of the river and downtown skyline. River Domes are available by reservation starting this St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 through April 30, 2017 from 11:00am – 7:00pm daily and are located on Marina Plaza on the south bank of the Chicago River between Dearborn and State Streets, 11 W. Riverwalk South.

group-emptyThe brand-new structures fit two to six guests and come furnished with comfortable seating, a Bluetooth speaker, a heater and a 500 ML wine carafe (about three glasses) of City Winery’s signature offerings of Red, White or Rosé per person along with a chef-crafted cheese and charcuterie board to share plus full service from City Winery’s Riverwalk menu. Each dome can remain partially open or be closed completely to shield against unpredictable winter and spring weather.

River Dome reservations last 90 minutes with prices varying from $150 per person for two to three guests, $125 per person for four to five guests and $100 per person for six guests. Reservations are now being taken online at City Winery Chicago.

“This season, we want to offer Chicagoans a way to enjoy The Chicago Riverwalk and its beautiful city views well before the summer months,” said Brooke Webster, General Manager for City Winery Chicago on the Riverwalk. “Inspired by dining domes used on the River Thames in London, City Winery’s River Domes allow us to better utilize our riverfront space. Whether you reserve a River Dome for a romantic date, business meeting or fun outing with friends, it will be the best way to have both an indoor and outdoor dining experience all while taking in Chicago’s Riverwalk architecture. We’re very excited to offer this unique twist on al fresco dining and can’t wait to introduce the Domes this St. Patrick’s Day.”

group-shot-2In addition to the River Domes, guests can enjoy full service on the Riverwalk from City Winery’s preseason food and drink menu Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays March 17 – April 30 from 11:00am – 9:00pm, based on weather conditions. The preseason menu features the most popular starters, salads and sandwiches from City Winery’s distinctive small-plates sharing-and-pairing concept menu in addition items unique to the Riverwalk, including family-friendly options plus house-made tap wines, beer and cocktails. The wine garden will also remain open for drinks and small bites Monday-Thursday during the preseason when domes are rented. City Winery Chicago will reinstate full service on the Chicago Riverwalk starting May 1, open daily from 11:00am – 9:00pm all summer long.

Opened in 2012, City Winery Chicago is a fully operational winery, restaurant with outdoor patio, concert hall and private event space located in the heart of the West Loop at 1200 W. Randolph, in the historic urban Fulton Market district. Once a refrigerated food distribution warehouse, the 1911 building has been transformed into a contemporary 33,000 square foot haven for those passionate about wine, music and culinary arts. The décor evokes the romance of being in wine country, from the exposed stainless steel fermenting tanks and French oak barrels, to the aroma of fermenting grapes. Chicago’s only fully operation winery has produced dozens of in-house wines sourced from vineyards in California, Oregon, Washington, Argentina and Chile, including a Wine Enthusiast 90-point 2012 Bien Nacido Vineyard Reserve pinot noir and has been recognized with a 2014, 2015 and 2016 Best of Award of Excellence “for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world” by Wine Spectator. The globally inspired, locally sourced, wine-focused food menu is conceived for pairing and sharing. The concert hall accommodates up to 300 guests, all seated at tables with complete beverage and dining service, ensuring a comfortable “listening room” experience enhanced by a state-of-the-art Meyer Sound system. Riedel is the official and exclusive provider of glassware, showing City Winery’s commitment to enjoying quality wine in a quality vessel. American Airlines is the Official Airline and Virgin Hotels Chicago is the Official Hotel of City Winery. For more information, please visit

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