You needn’t travel to Sonoma to visit a winery. As urban wineries continue to sweep the country, the latest game-changer is Chicago Winery, a sprawling downtown venture—complete with on-site restaurant, Liva—from the same oenophiles behind Brooklyn Winery in New York. Open since fall of 2022, this place is like the Eataly of wine, complete with tasting bar, roof deck, behind-the-scenes tours, and true to its name, an enormous wine-making facility and barrel-aging room. While the grapes are sourced from across the country, rest assured the fruits are crushed, fermented, barreled, and bottled on-site, with the current roster of vino including Malbec, Merlot, Riesling, and Pinot Noir made using grapes from California’s underrated Suisun Valley.
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable.