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About Chicago Winery

Situated firmly between River North and Gold Coast, lively neighborhoods in Chicago’s Near North Side, our boutique metropolitan winery produces premium small batch wines, combining the quality of tradition with the freedom of innovation. Tour the winery, then settle into our restaurant LIVA and savor our artisanal wines while indulging in our seasonal menu. For those looking to commemorate a special occasion, we also function as a private event venue, featuring full-service weddings with wine crafted on-site, Chef inspired cuisine, and the beautiful winery as a backdrop.

About First Batch

The product of co-founders John Stires and Brian Leventhal, First Batch offers an accessible approach to wine and winemaking in urban environments. At the center of each of our locations is a wine production facility, along with private event spaces, an ingredient-driven food program, a tasting room, and opportunities to interact with the winemaking process through tours and classes.