Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room

Even more great reasons to stop in

Yes, we’re a place to buy and taste Michigan wine, but we’re also much more! Take a peek at all of the events we have coming up at MBTB Tasting Room to help you get even more engaged. Purchasing an event admission as a gift? Let us know – we’re happy to make a certificate for you!

Event cancellation policy

Due to our limited capacity, all sales are final for all events requiring pre-payment. If you find you cannot attend, you are welcome to send someone else in your place. We appreciate your understanding. For more information, call our Shelby Township store at (586) 843-3690, our Royal Oak store at (248) 850-7175 or our Auburn Hills store at (248) 564-2134.

Event seating

Please be aware that you may be seated with other guests, depending on the size of your group. Seating is assigned and doors open 30 minutes prior to listed start times unless otherwise specified.

Events currently on hiatus

Due to COVID-19, the following recurring events are currently on hiatus:
• Sporcle Live Trivia at MBTB Royal Oak and MBTB Shelby (Sporcle remains active at MBTB Auburn Hills on Saturdays)
• Live Music at all locations
• Pizza on Wheels at MBTB Shelby

  • Offsite

    City of Auburn Hills' Friday Night Downtown Music Series

    Friday, Aug. 7 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    The City of Auburn Hills is hosting its annual Downtown Music Series on Friday nights, July 10-Aug. 28, at the Knight Amphitheater at Riverside Park, right around the corner from us! Come visit us before or after the show. Plus: Alcohol is permitted in the amphitheater during the concerts, so stop by to grab a bottle to enjoy there during the performance!

    Lineup:
    • Aug. 7: Joey Vee
    • Aug. 14 Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensations
    • Aug. 21: Teen Angels
    • Aug. 28: FiftyAmpFuse
    For more info, visit the City of Auburn Hills Parks & Recreation page on Facebook.

  • Auburn Hills

    Grapes, Grains & Gears Club Ride #3

    Saturday, Aug. 8 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join our team member Pete Longiotti for the next ride with our new cycling club for Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Auburn Hills and Blue Skies Brewery-Auburn Hills! This event is FREE, and no registration is necessary — just drop in to participate. If inclement weather occurs, ride will be rescheduled. Please stay tuned to our website and our group page (Grapes, Grains & Gears Cycling Club) for weather updates.

    We will take an approximately hour-long ride around the area — 30 minutes out on the Clinton River Trail, then back — leaving from just outside MBTB and BSB at 3384/3358 Auburn Road. The event is intended for riders of all abilities, from beginner to experienced. The pace will be set by the entire group. We'll be "wheels rolling" by 11:30 a.m., so we suggest arriving between 11-11:15 a.m. to ensure there's time to review and sign your waiver. Participants are welcome to hang out at MBTB and/or BSB after the ride. This is a great way to meet new friends who share an interest in cycling and beer/wine! Additional rides will be added if participant interest supports it. Questions? Please email us at tasting@michiganbythebottle.com.

    GROUND RULES:
    - Liability waiver must be signed prior to the ride
    - Helmet must be worn while riding
    - Rules of the road must be followed at all times
    - No alcohol permitted during the ride
    - Social distancing required per state of Michigan regulations
    - Per state regulations, face coverings required upon entry at MBTB or BSB until guest is seated

    OPTIONAL, BUT RECOMMENDED:
    - Bring water!
    - Carry an extra tire tube and small bike pump if you have it
    - HAVE FUN!

  • Auburn Hills

    Mother's Day Small Plates Brunch (Belated) with Wooden Whisk Creations

    Saturday, Aug. 8 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    SOLD OUT!

    Rescheduled from quarantine. Ticketholders should have received an email with more information. Nothing says "I love you" like wine ... except maybe wine + brunch! We're hosting a five-course brunch with our friends from Wooden Whisk Creations in honor of all of our wine-loving moms out there. The $45 cost includes a series of small brunch plates paired with wine pours and a $5 credit toward take-home wine. (Don't let the name fool you — you'll definitely leave full!) Menu TBD, but may include meat, seafood, dairy, gluten, etc. Due to the nature of this event, we are unable to accommodate any special dietary requests. Mimosas and glasses of wine available for purchase during the event. Space is limited. This event will take place in a cordoned off area of the tasting room; the rest of the tasting room will remain open to the public.

  • Auburn Hills

    Sporcle Live Trivia (Auburn Hills)

    Saturday, Aug. 8 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

    Open to public

    Looks what's back at MBTB Auburn Hills! Grab your wine- and trivia-loving friends and join us for Sporcle Live Trivia at MBTB Auburn Hills every Saturday night! Two live-hosted games: 7:30-8:30 p.m. and 8:30-9:30 p.m. Gift card prizes for first and second place in each game. Recruit a team or play solo! Just drop in to play. For more info, visit our Sporcle Live venue page. (We're open to the public as usual during this event, with all traditonal tasting options available.)

    Please note updates/changes as of June 24, 2020, due to COVID-19 situation:
    • The Sporcle Big Pour special has been eliminated due to our new menu, which reduced the prices of most glasses of wine.
    • As we will be at 50% capacity, some tables will be blocked off and guests will be kindly asked not to push tables together or move chairs to maintain proper distancing as required by the state. (Our largest tables hold 8; most hold 4-6.) Subsequently, teams will be limited to table size and large teams will have to be split up.
    • Masks will be required until guests are seated and when guests are moving around the space.
    • Please utilize the hand sanitizer on your table.
    • Please DO NOT enter the building if you feel ill or have had contact with someone confirmed/suspected to have COVID-19.
    We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to serving you safely!

  • All Locations

    Sipper Club Sunday Funday Flights & Glass Pour Special

    Sunday, Aug. 9 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Special for Sipper Club members only; rest of tasting room remains open to public as usual

    Please note updated club benefits as of June 5, 2020; see member email for details. Sipper Club members: Get a $10 bottle credit (vs. the usual $5 bottle credit) when you purchase one of our tasting flights (three 2 oz. pours) for $15 — you pick the wines! Plus: Sipper Club members get $2 off ALL glass pours on Sundays (vs. the usual everyday $1 off glasses). PLUS: On Sundays throughout July, members get half off our menu price corkage fee! Click here for details.

  • Virtual Event

    MBTB Coronacast 20

    Sunday, Aug. 9 7:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Who says social distancing means you have to drink alone? Tune in to our Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Shelby Township Facebook page for a Facebook Live tasting with MBTB owners Cort and Shannon! Tasting begins at 8 p.m., with Pre-Show Pre-Party at 7:45 p.m. We'll be featuring three different wines available for take-home purchase at MBTB locations:
    • Bel Lago Bouquetti (available at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Royal Oak)
    • Blue Water Oaked Chardonnay (available at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Auburn Hills)
    • Verterra Merlot (available Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Shelby Township)

    Guests are encouraged to pick up some or all of the wines and taste along with us from the comfort of their own homes. (Read: You can drink with us in your PJs!) Questions and comments welcome during the live stream. We'll be getting goofy and trying to keep everyone positive in this crazy climate we're living in — while enjoying delicious MICHIGAN WINE! Stay tuned for more virtual tastings ...

  • Virtual Event

    Virtual Book & Bottle with Author Karen Dionne

    SPACES AVAILABLE: Pre-registration with payment required to hold spot. Click here to purchase tickets online or call (248) 850-7175.

    Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room's Book & Bottle Club, in conjunction with Book Beat in Oak Park, is pleased to be hosting a very special virtual event with Michigan author Karen Dionne! Karen joined us in early 2019 to discuss her previous book, "The Marsh King's Daughter," set in the Upper Peninsula, and it was our most attended Book & Bottle Club gathering ever! Karen had planned to meet with us again in person to chat about her new book, "The Wicked Sister," but due to COVID-19, we're moving this session online to allow guests to interact with Karen while keeping everyone safe and comfortable.

    For the $10 cost*, guests will receive a $10 MBTB e-gift card (which never expires) and an invite to the Zoom session with Karen, which will include a discussion of "The Wicked Sister" and her other works, a reading of the first chapter of the new book, and an exclusive moderated Q-and-A session. E-gift cards will be sent within one week of registration. The link to the Zoom session will be sent to all registered guests no later than the morning of the event. Zoom participants also will have a chance to win a door prize!

    Because space in the Zoom session is limited, the event will be broadcast simultaneously to Facebook Live. Watching on FB Live is free, but please note that no questions will be taken from FB Live viewers, only the paid Zoom participants.

    "The Wicked Sister" will be released on Aug. 4 and is available for pre-order now. As our co-sponsor of this event, we encourage our guests to order the book from Book Beat by calling (248) 968-1190 or emailing BookBeatOrders@gmail.com. And in an exclusive offer to MBTB Book & Bottle Club members and friends, readers who order "The Wicked Sister" from The Book Beat can have their books signed and personalized by the author!

    For more information on Karen, "The Wicked Sister" and her other books, please visit http://karen-dionne.com.

    * Please note that guests registering via Eventbrite will incur a small fee that goes back to Eventbrite, which cannot be added back to the $10 gift card. If you would like to avoid the fee, please call in to register at (248) 850-7175 during our business hours: 2-9 p.m. Wed/Thurs; 12-10 p.m. Fri/Sat; 12-6 p.m. Sun to register via phone instead. All tickets are non-refundable.

  • Auburn Hills

    Auburn Hills Summer Sipper Club Pickup Party Week

    Wednesday, Aug. 12 - Sunday, Aug. 16

    Open to the public

    Hey, Auburn Hills Sipper Club members! Your Summer Pickup Party Week is Wednesday, Aug. 12, through Sunday, Aug. 16! Drop by to get freebies and special discounts when you pick up your shipment. You should have received an email in July with details — please email us at tasting@michiganbythebottle.com if not! We know many of you are still apprehensive about being out in public, and we certainly understand! Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we also will be offering the opportunity to take a voucher that can be redeemed for your freebies through the end of September if you decide you'd rather pick up your shipment curbside. Auburn Hills members: Your credit card on file will be charged in the Aug. 6-7 timeframe in preparation for your assembly. The deadline to update your club information is 10 p.m. Friday, July 31. Please drop us an email with updates. We look forward to seeing you and we deeply appreciate your support and patronage! Royal Oak and Shelby Township members — hold tight! Royal Oak's next pickup is in October, and Shelby's is in November.

  • Offsite

    City of Auburn Hills' Friday Night Downtown Music Series

    Friday, Aug. 14 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    The City of Auburn Hills is hosting its annual Downtown Music Series on Friday nights, July 10-Aug. 28, at the Knight Amphitheater at Riverside Park, right around the corner from us! Come visit us before or after the show. Plus: Alcohol is permitted in the amphitheater during the concerts, so stop by to grab a bottle to enjoy there during the performance!

    Lineup:
    • Aug. 14 Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensations
    • Aug. 21: Teen Angels
    • Aug. 28: FiftyAmpFuse
    For more info, visit the City of Auburn Hills Parks & Recreation page on Facebook.

  • Auburn Hills

    Sporcle Live Trivia (Auburn Hills)

    Saturday, Aug. 15 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

    Open to public

    Looks what's back at MBTB Auburn Hills! Grab your wine- and trivia-loving friends and join us for Sporcle Live Trivia at MBTB Auburn Hills every Saturday night! Two live-hosted games: 7:30-8:30 p.m. and 8:30-9:30 p.m. Gift card prizes for first and second place in each game. Recruit a team or play solo! Just drop in to play. For more info, visit our Sporcle Live venue page. (We're open to the public as usual during this event, with all traditonal tasting options available.)

    Please note updates/changes as of June 24, 2020, due to COVID-19 situation:
    • The Sporcle Big Pour special has been eliminated due to our new menu, which reduced the prices of most glasses of wine.
    • As we will be at 50% capacity, some tables will be blocked off and guests will be kindly asked not to push tables together or move chairs to maintain proper distancing as required by the state. (Our largest tables hold 8; most hold 4-6.) Subsequently, teams will be limited to table size and large teams will have to be split up.
    • Masks will be required until guests are seated and when guests are moving around the space.
    • Please utilize the hand sanitizer on your table.
    • Please DO NOT enter the building if you feel ill or have had contact with someone confirmed/suspected to have COVID-19.
    We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to serving you safely!

  • All Locations

    Sipper Club Sunday Funday Flights & Glass Pour Special

    Sunday, Aug. 16 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Special for Sipper Club members only; rest of tasting room remains open to public as usual

    Please note updated club benefits as of June 5, 2020; see member email for details. Sipper Club members: Get a $10 bottle credit (vs. the usual $5 bottle credit) when you purchase one of our tasting flights (three 2 oz. pours) for $15 — you pick the wines! Plus: Sipper Club members get $2 off ALL glass pours on Sundays (vs. the usual everyday $1 off glasses). PLUS: On Sundays through the end of August, members get half off our menu price corkage fee! Click here for details.

  • Auburn Hills

    Small Plates Pairing with Burgdorf's Winery

    Thursday, Aug. 20 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    SOLD OUT!

    Rescheduled from quarantine. Ticketholders should have received an email with more information. Join us and Burgdorf’s Winery owners Deb and Dave Burgdorf as we explore a series of Burgdorf’s wines alongside small plates prepared by Alex Franz and Laura Torchia of Wooden Whisk Creations! Learn about the various wines — including some not on our regular tasting menu — from Deb and Dave, and wine/food pairing techniques from the MBTB team. Cost includes several small plates paired with wine pours and a $5 credit toward take-home wine from Burgdorf’s Winery. Space extremely limited. Menu TBD, but may contain meat, seafood, eggs, dairy, gluten, etc. Due to the nature of this event, we are unable to accommodate any special dietary requests. This event will take place in a cordoned off area of the room; the rest of the tasting room will remain open to the public.

  • Offsite

    City of Auburn Hills' Friday Night Downtown Music Series

    Friday, Aug. 21 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    The City of Auburn Hills is hosting its annual Downtown Music Series on Friday nights, July 10-Aug. 28, at the Knight Amphitheater at Riverside Park, right around the corner from us! Come visit us before or after the show. Plus: Alcohol is permitted in the amphitheater during the concerts, so stop by to grab a bottle to enjoy there during the performance!

    Lineup:
    • Aug. 21: Teen Angels
    • Aug. 28: FiftyAmpFuse
    For more info, visit the City of Auburn Hills Parks & Recreation page on Facebook.

  • Auburn Hills

    Live Painting on the Patio with John Nagridge

    Saturday, Aug. 22 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Local artist John Nagridge, a skilled knife painter, will be out on our MBTB patio painting live, 1-4 p.m.! Stop by to see his amazing technique in action and check out a variety of his paintings available for purchase. And grab some wine while you’re at it! This event is weather dependent. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the event will be held on Sunday, Aug. 23, 1-4 p.m.

  • Offsite

    City of Auburn Hills' Friday Night Downtown Music Series

    Friday, Aug. 28 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    The City of Auburn Hills is hosting its annual Downtown Music Series on Friday nights, July 10-Aug. 28, at the Knight Amphitheater at Riverside Park, right around the corner from us! Come visit us before or after the show. Plus: Alcohol is permitted in the amphitheater during the concerts, so stop by to grab a bottle to enjoy there during the performance!

    Lineup:
    • Aug. 28: FiftyAmpFuse
    For more info, visit the City of Auburn Hills Parks & Recreation page on Facebook.

  • Royal Oak

    Small Plates Pairing with Blustone Vineyards

    Saturday, Sept. 12 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    SOLD OUT!

    Rescheduled from quarantine. Ticketholders should have received an email with more information. Join us and Blustone Vineyards owner Tom Knighton as we explore a series of Blustone wines alongside small plates prepared by Alex Franz and Laura Torchia of Wooden Whisk Creations! Learn about the various wines — including some not on our regular tasting menu — from Tom, and wine/food pairing techniques from MBTB's Shannon. The $35 cost includes several small plates paired with wine pours and a $5 credit toward take-home wine from Blustone. Space extremely limited. Menu TBD, but may contain meat, seafood, eggs, dairy, gluten, etc. Due to the nature of this event, we are unable to accommodate any special dietary requests. This event will take place in a cordoned off area of the room; the rest of the tasting room will remain open to the public.

  • By Appointment

    Virtual House Party with MBTB and Blue Skies Auburn

    Email us to schedule your event

    Until you're ready to hang with us here, we'll come hang with you (virtually)! Even after the end of quarantine, we're offering our Virtual House Party service via MBTB Tasting Rooms and Blue Skies Brewery-Auburn Hills, bringing wine and/or beer tastings directly into your living room via Zoom!

    Here's how it works: You pick the date and time (subject to availability) and one of our trusty MBTB or BSB team members will arrange your own personalized wine or beer tasting. It can be one-on-one or with up to 98 of your friends (appropriately socially distanced, of course, or they can dial into Zoom separately). You can choose the wines/beers from our stash, or you can leave it to us. No minimum wine/beer purchased is required beyond the session fee, so you're welcome to split bottles between friends, each get your own, whatever you like. Your dedicated host will lead you through the wine and beers, answer your questions, etc. Great for our regulars who miss hanging out, bachelorette parties, birthday parties, family get-togethers, block parties, etc.

    Cost per 1-hour session (does not include wine/beer):
    - $100 for general public
    - $75 for MBTB Sipper Club members
    - $50 for BSB Mile High Club members
    + $25 per extra half-hour desired

    To request a Virtual House Party, email tasting@michiganbythebottle.com or info@blueskiesauburn.com with the following information:
    - Name
    - Cell phone number
    - Wine tasting, beer tasting or both?
    - Date/time requested for event
    - General info about your event (How many people are you anticipating? Is it for a special occasion? Is there anything in particular you'd like us to focus on?)
    - Whether you're a Sipper Club member (MBTB) or Mile High Club member (BSB)
    We'll get back to you ASAP to discuss your event and get everything planned.

    And now for the fine print …
    - Due to restrictions associated with our licensing, we are (sadly) not able to deliver alcohol to you. Wine or beer will need to be picked up at one of our locations.
    - All attendees must be age 21 or older.

  • All Locations

    Virtual Personal Shopping with Pete

    By Appointment

    Email us to schedule your apppointment

    Need help picking out wine while social distancing? Schedule a FREE Zoom consultation with Pete Longiotti, our director of wine education! Email us to schedule your apppointment!

  • Auburn Hills

    No Corkage Fee at Dimitri's

    Every Wednesday - Sunday

    Open to the public

    You can now bring your favorite wine from MBTB Auburn Hills to enjoy with your dinner at Dimtri's Opa! Restaurant, our neighbors across Auburn Road, with no corkage fee! Ask an MBTB team member for details next time you're in.

Auburn Hills • Royal Oak • Shelby Twp

Featured Artist

MBTB Tasting Room is home to a long-term gallery exhibit by Michigan artist Stephanie Schlatter. Stephanie, who hails from the Grand Rapids area, describes herself as “a painter of color, with a passion for expressing those things which inspire me.” One of those things is Michigan wine country, which served as the catalyst for Stephanie’s series, “On the Michigan Wine Trail.” The OTMWT works are her vivid depictions of the state’s sweeping vineyard vistas, but Stephanie says it’s more than just an attempt to re-create beautiful scenery.

“It explores the essence of the region’s many seasonal faces,” she explained. “It reveals the hearts of the people who live there, and what happens to them as they inhabit and grow attached to this enchanting place. It captures the magic that I personally found there, that has in turn captured me. My series, like their wine, tells of the people – their journeys, their art, and the relationships they’ve built with the land. The stories are all there on the canvas, like a bottle of wine, waiting for us to uncork it.”

You can see portions of Stephanie’s OTMWT series in person at MBTB Tasting Room, and also purchase originals and/or prints of various sizes on site.

Learn more about Stephanie

Auburn Hills • Royal Oak • Shelby Twp

Wine Sign Wall

The colorful Wine Sign Walls at all three of our locations is in partnership with Victoria Flechsig, Life Expressions independent consultant. Some feature whimsical wine phrases; others are specially made for us, like our Michigan Wine Subway Sign, featuring local wine regions and grapes grown here in the state. Interested in ordering one of them? Drop us a line for details.