It’s a 30-seat dining room, a wine-bar style spot within the winery complex. The new space offers a Mediterranean menu designed by executive chef Andres Barrera, along with 11 wines on tap, plus the rest of the 400-selection wine list.
“The Barrel Room allows us to show off two elements of our business which have matured nicely, namely the high quality of our food and the delicious wine we have been producing,” said Michael Dorf, founder and CEO of City Winery, which opened in 2008. “We are also very excited about giving our customers the rare opportunity of tasting some of our wine using a non-traditional method but getting as close to a barrel tasting of finished wine as possible.”
Much of the tap wine, which uses a neutral argon gas, requires no added sulfites during kegging. Because of the inert gas, the wine is freshly preserved in stainless steel, eliminating waste from keg to glass.
City Winery is located at 155 Varick Street (at Van Dam), in SoHo’s Hudson Square. Phone: (212) 608-0555.
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