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

Event seating is assigned and doors open 30 minutes prior to listed start times unless otherwise specified. Through June 30, 2021, we are not seating unaffiliated groups together during events to ensure the comfort and safety of our guests. Starting July 1, 2021, while we will continue this practice temporarily, there also will be a question on event registration forms asking whether guests are OK being seated with other unaffiliated parties to help us most efficiently use our space. We will continue to re-evaluate this seating policy as we go forward and make changes based on the current public health situation.

  • Virtual Event

    'Wich Wine Virtual Event with Pete

    Monday, June 21 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    FREE pre-registration required; click here to register.

    Join us for a virtual event on the coolest thing since sliced bread: sandwich + wine pairings in celebration of the first official day of summer! Pete will be highlighting some classic sandwiches and picking wines to pair with them for your classic summertime lunches or light dinners!

    Zoom link will be provided to registered guests via email the day of the event. Registration is FREE and open to the first 90 registrants, but purchase of one or more of the bottles is highly encouraged to get the most out of your session!

    Event featured wines + sandwiches are below. Make the sandwiches at home or pick them up from the restaurant of your choice to enjoy with the featured MBTB wines. Several of the sandwiches are panini available at our sister brewery, Blue Skies Brewery-Auburn Hills, so feel free to call ahead at (248) 564-2710 the night of the event to order one (or more) for pickup!
    • Turkey (BSB Panini) + Bel Lago 2016 Chardonnay Reserve ($30, available at MBTB Royal Oak)
    • Three Cheese with Pesto (BSB Panini) + Marland 2020 Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon ($20, available at MBTB Auburn Hills)
    • Classic Reuben (with 1000 Island Dressing) + Brys Estate 2019 Bubbly ($40, available at MBTB Auburn Hills)
    • Michigan Chicken Salad Sandwich + Verterra 2017 Pinot Noir ($32, available at MBTB Shelby Township and MBTB Royal Oak)
    • Cuban (BSB Panini) + Chateau Aeronautique 2016 Cabernet Franc ($28, available at all three MBTB locations)

    Need a recipe for a Classic Reuben or Michigan Chicken Salad Sandwich? Click here to see Pete's recipes!

  • Auburn Hills

    Outdoor Book & Bottle Club: When the Apricots Bloom

    Wednesday, June 23 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE: Pre-registration with payment required to hold spot. Click here to purchase tickets online or call (248) 850-7175. Fee comes back to you as MBTB e-gift card!

    Love to read? Love to drink wine? Us, too! Join us on the beautiful patio at MBTB Auburn Hills for the next meeting of MBTB's book club, featuring fun, easygoing discussion paired with wine! Pre-registration is required; the cost is $10, but comes back to you as an MBTB gift card that never expires! The e-gift card will be sent to you prior to the event so you can use it that evening, if desired. If there is inclement weather, this session will be shifted to virtual via Zoom. Please stay tuned to our Book & Bottle Facebook group and your email for weather updates. As this event is scheduled to occur in person, seating is extremely limited. Click on the Eventbrite link to register. 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: 4-9 p.m. Wed/Thurs; 2-10 p.m. Fri; 12-10 p.m. Sat; 12-6 p.m. Sun to register via phone instead. All tickets are non-refundable. Stay up to date on Book & Bottle events by joining our Facebook group. Our featured book is "When the Apricots Bloom" by Gina Wilkinson.

  • Royal Oak

    OMGrilled Cheese Pop Up with Wooden Whisk Creations

    Thursday, June 24 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Our friends from Wooden Whisk Creations will be here whipping up fresh, made-to-order grilled cheese and more 6-8 p.m. or while supplies last. Just drop in to enjoy here or to grab carryout! Menu includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options!

    MENU
    SAMMIES:
    • Birria de Res Panini - $13 / Slow-Roasted Birria-Style Beef, Muenster Cheese, White Onions, Cilantro, Side of Birria Broth, Bolillo Roll
    • Chicken Gyro Grilled Cheese - $12 / Grilled Chicken, Feta + Mozzarella Cheeses, Tomatoes, Onions, Cucumbers, Tzatziki Dollop, Pita Bread
    • Black Bean + Corn Fajita Grilled Cheese - $10 / Grilled Peppers + Onions, Corn, Black Beans, Pepper Jack Cheese, Corn Chips, Sourdough Bread
    ***Any Sammy on Gluten-Free Bread, +$3

    SIDES:
    • Summer Veggie Gazpacho - $4 cup (vegan, GF)
    • Chile-Lime Snack Mix - $3 (vegan, GF)

    DESSERT SAMMY:
    • Triple Berry Slider - $4 / Balsamic Berry Compote, Honeyed Cream Cheese, Brioche Slider Bun
    ***On Gluten-Free Bread, +$1.50 (half sammy)

  • Auburn Hills

    City of Auburn Hills Summerfest

    Friday, June 25 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us at MBTB during the City of Auburn Hills' Summerfest, going on around the corner from us, in Riverside Park, June 25-26! Click here for complete details from the city on the festival. We're open 2-10 p.m. Friday and 12-10 p.m. Saturday. Outside alcohol is allowed in select portions of Riverside Park during the festival, so stop by to grab to go glasses of wine, bottles of wine, slushies and more!

  • Auburn Hills

    City of Auburn Hills Summerfest

    Saturday, June 26 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us at MBTB during the City of Auburn Hills' Summerfest, going on around the corner from us, in Riverside Park, June 25-26! Click here for complete details from the city on the festival. We're open 2-10 p.m. Friday and 12-10 p.m. Saturday. Outside alcohol is allowed in select portions of Riverside Park during the festival, so stop by to grab to go glasses of wine, bottles of wine, slushies and more!

  • Auburn Hills

    Grapes, Grains & Gears Cycling Club: Ride #26

    Saturday, June 26 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Open to public; fill out online waiver (one per person, per year) in advance at here

    Join our team member Pete Longiotti for the next ride with our cycling club for Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Auburn Hills and Blue Skies Brewery-Auburn Hills! This event is FREE, and no advance registration is necessary — just drop in to participate.

    If inclement weather occurs, ride will be rescheduled. Please stay tuned to this event page, our Facebook group page and our website for weather updates. We will take an approximately hour-long ride around the area. The event is intended for riders of all abilities, from beginner to experienced. The pace will be set by the entire group.

    EVENT ITINERARY:
    - Meet up outside of MBTB Auburn Hills / Blue Skies Brewery-Auburn Hills at 3384/3358 Auburn Road. - Meet up begins at 11:15 a.m. to provide time for anyone who hasn't already to sign waivers. Waiver is available online here. One waiver is requried per person, per year.
    - We will "wheels rolling" promptly by 11:30 a.m.
    - 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!

    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!

    Questions? Please email us at tasting@michiganbythebottle.com. Additional rides will take place throughout the spring, summer and early fall, so stay tuned for more dates!

  • Auburn Hills

    Sporcle Live Trivia at MBTB Auburn Hills

    Saturday, June 26 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us for FREE live trivia! Games at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. MBTB gift cards to the top two teams in each game. Bring a team or play solo! Just drop in; seating is first come, first served. Follow the Facebook page of our host, Bryan, to get a clue each week.

  • Auburn Hills

    Sips, Suds & Sneakers Walking Club: Detroit Institute of Art Inside|Out Walk

    Sunday, June 27 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Open to public; fill out online waiver (one per person, per year) in advance at here

    For this special walk, we'll be strolling between the Detroit Institute of Art Inside|Out paintings in downtown Auburn Hills, sharing information about the paintings and artists! Join our MBTB owner / Blue Skies Brewery-Auburn Hills managing partners Cortney and/or Shannon Casey for a stroll with our walking 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, walk will be rescheduled. Please stay tuned to this event page, our group page (we share the group with our MBTB/BSB-AH Cycling Club) and our website at MBTBTasting.com for weather updates.

    We will take an approximately hour-long walk around the area. Cort/Shannon will point out points of nature/wildlife interest where applicable. The event is intended for walkers of all abilities. The pace will be set by the entire group.

    EVENT ITINERARY:
    - Meet up outside Blue Skies Brewery-Auburn Hills / MBTB Auburn Hills
    - Meet up begins at 11: 15 a.m. to provide time for anyone who hasn't already to sign waivers. Waiver is available online here. One waiver is requried per person, per year.
    - We will start the walk promptly at 11:30 a.m.
    - Participants are welcome to hang out at MBTB and/or BSB after the walk. This is a great way to meet new friends who share an interest in walking and beer/wine!

    GROUND RULES:
    - Liability waiver must be signed prior to the walk (save time by filling it out in advance
    - No alcohol permitted during the walk
    - 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!
    - Dress for the weather (layers recommended depending on forecast)
    - HAVE FUN!

    Questions? Please email us at tasting@michiganbythebottle.com. Additional walks will take place throughout the spring, summer and early fall, so stay tuned for more dates!

  • All Locations

    Sunday Funday Sipper Club Perks

    Sunday, June 27 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Perks available for club members only; all traditional menu options available to the public as usual.

    On Sundays, we celebrate our Sipper Club members! When visiting on Sundays, Sipper Club members get a $10 bottle credit instead of the usual $5 bottle credit when they buy a tasting flight! Also, $2 off glass pours (vs. the usual $1 Wed-Sat for members) and, through the end of 2021, half off the menu price corkage fee on bottle service!

    Want more info on joining? Click here to get the scoop and/or fill out a webform contract to join!

  • Virtual Event

    Picnic Pairings Virtual Event with Pete

    Monday, June 28 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    FREE pre-registration required; click here to register.

    Join us for a virtual event matching traditional picnic fare with wines, in anticipation of the Fourth of July! Pick up or whip up the featured foods to give the pairings a try yourself, or just get some inspiration for your upcoming July 4 celebrations!

    Zoom link will be provided to registered guests via email the day of the event. Registration is FREE and open to the first 90 registrants, but purchase of one or more of the bottles is highly encouraged to get the most out of your session!

    Event featured wines:
    • Fried chicken + Peninsula Cellars I'll Drink to That ($20, available at MBTB Royal Oak and MBTB Shelby Township)
    • Hot dogs + Shady Lane Cellars 2019 Gewurztraminer ($20, available at MBTB Auburn Hills)
    • Creamy potato salad + Mackinaw Trail Winery 2018 Pinot Gris ($18, available at MBTB Auburn Hills)
    • Hamburgers + Sandhill Crane Vineyards Black Cat ($25, available at MBTB Royal Oak and MBTB Shelby Township)
    • Baked beans + Bel Lago Solia ($26, available at MBTB Royal Oak)
    • Grilled peaches + Verterra 2020 Late Harvest Vignoles ($20, available at MBTB Royal Oak and MBTB Shelby Township)

  • Auburn Hills

    Sporcle Live Trivia at MBTB Auburn Hills

    Saturday, July 3 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us for FREE live trivia! Games at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. MBTB gift cards to the top two teams in each game. Bring a team or play solo! Just drop in; seating is first come, first served. Follow the Facebook page of our host, Bryan, to get a clue each week.

  • All Locations

    Closed for Independence Day

    Sunday, July 4

    We will be closed on Sunday, July 4, so our team can celebrate Independence Day with family and friends. We'll be back in action as usual on Wednesday, July 7 (since we're always closed on Mondays and Tuesdays). Have a great holiday!

  • Auburn Hills

    Cuvee #7 Vertical Tasting with Mackinaw Trail's Dustin Stabile

    Thursday, July 8 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE: Click here to purchase tickets!

    Join Mackinaw Trail Winery winemaker Dustin Stabile and Pete Longiotti, MBTB's director of wine education, for a gathering geared toward true red wine connoisseurs, featuring multiple past vintages of Unrestricted Cuvee #7, MTW's high-end dry red blend! The evening also will give guests a unique opportunity to taste MTW's 2008 Melange and 2012 Cabernet/Merlot. Only 20 tickets are available for this event, which will include a 2 oz. pour of each of the following wines: • 2013 Unrestricted Cuvee #7 ($65/bottle) • 2015 Unrestricted Cuvee #7 ($38/bottle) • 2016 Unrestricted Cuvee #7 ($38/bottle) • 2017 Unrestricted Cuvee #7 ($48/bottle) • 2008 Melange ($75/bottle) • 2012 Cabernet/Merlot ($40/bottle) The $100 per person cost includes the pours listed above, plus a mini cheese and charcuterie board, as well as a presentation by Dustin on the wines. A limited amount of each wine will be available for purchase by the bottle to take home. This is a rare chance to hang out with the winemaker while tasting your way through history!

    Please note evolving seating situation: Prior to COVID, we often sat multiple groups of guests at the same table to maximize seating. Due to COVID, we temporarily suspended that practice and kept only registrants attending together at a single table to make our guests feel more comfortable. However, there is a question on the order form that asks whether you're OK being seated with guests you don't know to help us most efficiently use space. We will continue to re-evaluate this seating policy as we go forward and make changes based on the current public health situation.

  • Auburn Hills

    City of Auburn Hills Friday Nights Downtown Music Series

    Friday, July 9 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us at MBTB during the City of Auburn Hills' Friday Nights Downtown Music Series, going on around the corner from us, in Riverside Park on Fridays, July 9 through Aug. 27, 7-8:30 p.m.! Click here for complete details from the city. Outside alcohol is allowed at Riverside during the concerts, so stop by to grab to go glasses of wine, bottles, slushies and more!

    Lineup:
    • July 9: Mainstreet Soul (Dance/Motown)
    • July 16: Totally 80s (80s)
    • July 23: Persuasion (Party/Dance)
    • July 30: Captured Detroit (Journey Tribute Band)
    • Aug. 6: Family Tradition (Country Rock)
    • Aug. 13: Killer Flamingos (Pop/Rock/Electronica)
    • Aug. 20: KGB (Motown)
    • Aug. 27: Boogie Dynamite (70s Disco)

  • Auburn Hills

    City of Auburn Hills Reels By The Riverside

    Saturday, July 10 Begins at Dusk

    Open to the public

    Join us at MBTB during the City of Auburn Hills' Reels By The Riverside, going on around the corner from us, in Riverside Park, on the second Saturday of each month, June through September! (There also will be a special bonus edition on July 31, since June 12 was rained out.) Movies start at dusk. Click here for complete details from the city on the events. We're open 12-11 p.m. Saturdays. Outside alcohol is allowed in select portions of Riverside Park during the movies, so stop by to grab to go glasses of wine, bottles of wine, slushies and more!

    Movie Lineup:
    • July 10: Sonic the Hedgehog
    • July 31: Hook (rescheduled from June 12)
    • Aug. 14: Tom & Jerry
    • Sept. 11: Raya & The Last Dragon

  • Auburn Hills

    Sporcle Live Trivia at MBTB Auburn Hills

    Saturday, July 10 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us for FREE live trivia! Games at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. MBTB gift cards to the top two teams in each game. Bring a team or play solo! Just drop in; seating is first come, first served. Follow the Facebook page of our host, Bryan, to get a clue each week.

  • All Locations

    Sunday Funday Sipper Club Perks

    Sunday, July 11 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Perks available for club members only; all traditional menu options available to the public as usual.

    On Sundays, we celebrate our Sipper Club members! When visiting on Sundays, Sipper Club members get a $10 bottle credit instead of the usual $5 bottle credit when they buy a tasting flight! Also, $2 off glass pours (vs. the usual $1 Wed-Sat for members) and, through the end of 2021, half off the menu price corkage fee on bottle service!

    Want more info on joining? Click here to get the scoop and/or fill out a webform contract to join!

  • Auburn Hills

    Brown Bag Blind Tasting with Pete

    Thursday, July 15 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE: Pre-registration with payment required to hold spot. Click here to purchase tickets online or call (248) 564-2134.

    How can you determine which grape is in your glass without ever seeing a label? Join MBTB's Pete as we delve into the world of blind tasting via a series of obscured reds and whites. We'll be pouring a series of wines for all participants to analyze and enjoy while discussing how to rely on your senses to find nuances that point to specific grapes. Blind tasting isn't just a "parlor trick" — it's a fun, interesting way to get the most out of the aromas and flavors of the wines you drink every day! The $25 cost includes a flight of four pre-selected mystery wine pours — two whites, two reds — and the interactive class, plus a $5 credit toward any take-home wine we have in stock. While this is our fourth blind tasting session in 2021 (the first three of the year were held virtually), attendance at our previous sessions is not required to attend this one! And if you've enjoyed the last few sessions on Zoom, don't worry — we're planning more virtual editions!

  • Royal Oak

    Outdoor Book & Bottle Club: The Green Mile

    Thursday, July 15 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Love to read? Love to drink wine? Us, too! Join us at MBTB Royal Oak for the next indoor meeting of MBTB's book club, featuring fun, easygoing discussion paired with wine! Our indoor B&BC sessions are drop-in; no pre-registration is required! Stay up to date on Book & Bottle events by joining our Facebook group. Our featured book is "The Green Mile" by Stephen King.

  • Auburn Hills

    City of Auburn Hills Friday Nights Downtown Music Series

    Friday, July 16 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us at MBTB during the City of Auburn Hills' Friday Nights Downtown Music Series, going on around the corner from us, in Riverside Park on Fridays, July 9 through Aug. 27, 7-8:30 p.m.! Click here for complete details from the city. Outside alcohol is allowed at Riverside during the concerts, so stop by to grab to go glasses of wine, bottles, slushies and more!

    Lineup:
    • July 16: Totally 80s (80s)
    • July 23: Persuasion (Party/Dance)
    • July 30: Captured Detroit (Journey Tribute Band)
    • Aug. 6: Family Tradition (Country Rock)
    • Aug. 13: Killer Flamingos (Pop/Rock/Electronica)
    • Aug. 20: KGB (Motown)
    • Aug. 27: Boogie Dynamite (70s Disco)

  • Auburn Hills

    Fifth Birthday Bash

    Saturday, July 17 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    We're celebrating FIVE years in beautiful Downtown Auburn Hills! Come celebrate with free birthday cake, live music and more! This is a drop-in event, first come, first served. Stay tuned for details!

    Sporcle Live Trivia will proceed as usual at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. on this date.

  • Auburn Hills

    Wyncroft/Marland Winemaker's Dinner

    Monday, July 19 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    REGISTRATION OPEN TO SIPPER CLUB MEMBERS ONLY, JUNE 23-24. REGISTRATION OPENS TO THE PUBLIC AT 12 P.M. JUNE 25. (Want more info on the club? Click here.)

    We're back in action with IN PERSON winemaker's dinners! Take a trip to southwest Michigan wine country without leaving Metro Detroit during this delicious evening out! James Lester, owner and winemaker of Wyncroft/Marland , will be here to lead us through a series of his wines and share more information about the winery, while the team from Wooden Whisk Creations serves up a multi-course gourmet dinner that pairs perfectly with the featured wine. The $65 cost includes the meal, paired wine and a $5 credit toward take-home purchase of Wyncroft/Marland wine that night. (Gratuity not included.) Menu TBD, but will include meat and/or seafood; vegetarian option available upon registration. Additional Wyncroft/Marland wine available by the glass for a nominal fee throughout the evening.

  • Auburn Hills

    Chamber Cheers with the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce

    Friday, July 22 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    Pre-registration via the chamber required; click here to sign up.

    Re-connect with Auburn Hills Chamber friends and members while developing new connections at one of the chamber's first in-person networking event in almost a year!

  • Auburn Hills

    City of Auburn Hills Friday Nights Downtown Music Series

    Friday, July 23 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us at MBTB during the City of Auburn Hills' Friday Nights Downtown Music Series, going on around the corner from us, in Riverside Park on Fridays, July 9 through Aug. 27, 7-8:30 p.m.! Click here for complete details from the city. Outside alcohol is allowed at Riverside during the concerts, so stop by to grab to go glasses of wine, bottles, slushies and more!

    Lineup:
    • July 23: Persuasion (Party/Dance)
    • July 30: Captured Detroit (Journey Tribute Band)
    • Aug. 6: Family Tradition (Country Rock)
    • Aug. 13: Killer Flamingos (Pop/Rock/Electronica)
    • Aug. 20: KGB (Motown)
    • Aug. 27: Boogie Dynamite (70s Disco)

  • Auburn Hills

    Outdoor Book & Bottle Club: The Dead Zone

    Wednesday, July 28 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE: Pre-registration with payment required for outdoor B&BC sessions. Click here to purchase tickets online or call (248) 850-7175. Fee comes back to you as MBTB e-gift card!

    Love to read? Love to drink wine? Us, too! Join us on the beautiful patio at MBTB Auburn Hills for the next meeting of MBTB's book club, featuring fun, easygoing discussion paired with wine! Pre-registration is required; the cost is $10, but comes back to you as an MBTB gift card that never expires! The e-gift card will be sent to you prior to the event so you can use it that evening, if desired. If there is inclement weather, this session will be shifted to virtual via Zoom. Please stay tuned to our Book & Bottle Facebook group and your email for weather updates. As this event is scheduled to occur in person, seating is extremely limited. Click on the Eventbrite link to register. 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: 4-9 p.m. Wed/Thurs; 2-10 p.m. Fri; 12-10 p.m. Sat; 12-6 p.m. Sun to register via phone instead. All tickets are non-refundable. Stay up to date on Book & Bottle events by joining our Facebook group. Our featured book is "The Dead Zone" by Stephen King.

  • Royal Oak

    Brown Bag Blind Tasting with Pete

    Thursday, July 29 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

    How can you determine which grape is in your glass without ever seeing a label? Join MBTB's Pete as we delve into the world of blind tasting via a series of obscured reds and whites. We'll be pouring a series of wines for all participants to analyze and enjoy while discussing how to rely on your senses to find nuances that point to specific grapes. Blind tasting isn't just a "parlor trick" — it's a fun, interesting way to get the most out of the aromas and flavors of the wines you drink every day! The $25 cost includes a flight of four pre-selected mystery wine pours — two whites, two reds — and the interactive class, plus a $5 credit toward any take-home wine we have in stock. While this is our fifth blind tasting session in 2021 (the first three of the year were held virtually), attendance at our previous sessions is not required to attend this one! And if you've enjoyed the last few sessions on Zoom, don't worry — we're planning more virtual editions!

  • Auburn Hills

    City of Auburn Hills Friday Nights Downtown Music Series

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

    Open to the public

    Join us at MBTB during the City of Auburn Hills' Friday Nights Downtown Music Series, going on around the corner from us, in Riverside Park on Fridays, July 9 through Aug. 27, 7-8:30 p.m.! Click here for complete details from the city. Outside alcohol is allowed at Riverside during the concerts, so stop by to grab to go glasses of wine, bottles, slushies and more!

    Lineup:
    • July 30: Captured Detroit (Journey Tribute Band)
    • Aug. 6: Family Tradition (Country Rock)
    • Aug. 13: Killer Flamingos (Pop/Rock/Electronica)
    • Aug. 20: KGB (Motown)
    • Aug. 27: Boogie Dynamite (70s Disco)

  • Auburn Hills

    City of Auburn Hills Reels By The Riverside

    Saturday, July 31 Begins at Dusk

    Open to the public

    Join us at MBTB during the City of Auburn Hills' Reels By The Riverside, going on around the corner from us, in Riverside Park, on the second Saturday of each month, June through September! (There also will be a special bonus edition on July 31, since June 12 was rained out.) Movies start at dusk. Click here for complete details from the city on the events. We're open 12-11 p.m. Saturdays. Outside alcohol is allowed in select portions of Riverside Park during the movies, so stop by to grab to go glasses of wine, bottles of wine, slushies and more!

    Movie Lineup:
    • July 10: Sonic the Hedgehog
    • July 31: Hook (rescheduled from June 12)
    • Aug. 14: Tom & Jerry
    • Sept. 11: Raya & The Last Dragon

  • Auburn Hills

    City of Auburn Hills Friday Nights Downtown Music Series

    Friday, Aug. 6 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us at MBTB during the City of Auburn Hills' Friday Nights Downtown Music Series, going on around the corner from us, in Riverside Park on Fridays, July 9 through Aug. 27, 7-8:30 p.m.! Click here for complete details from the city. Outside alcohol is allowed at Riverside during the concerts, so stop by to grab to go glasses of wine, bottles, slushies and more!

    Lineup:
    • Aug. 6: Family Tradition (Country Rock)
    • Aug. 13: Killer Flamingos (Pop/Rock/Electronica)
    • Aug. 20: KGB (Motown)
    • Aug. 27: Boogie Dynamite (70s Disco)

  • Auburn Hills

    City of Auburn Hills Friday Nights Downtown Music Series

    Friday, Aug. 13 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us at MBTB during the City of Auburn Hills' Friday Nights Downtown Music Series, going on around the corner from us, in Riverside Park on Fridays, July 9 through Aug. 27, 7-8:30 p.m.! Click here for complete details from the city. Outside alcohol is allowed at Riverside during the concerts, so stop by to grab to go glasses of wine, bottles, slushies and more!

    Lineup:
    • Aug. 6: Family Tradition (Country Rock)
    • Aug. 13: Killer Flamingos (Pop/Rock/Electronica)
    • Aug. 20: KGB (Motown)
    • Aug. 27: Boogie Dynamite (70s Disco)

  • Auburn Hills

    City of Auburn Hills Reels By The Riverside

    Saturday, Aug. 14 Begins at Dusk

    Open to the public

    Join us at MBTB during the City of Auburn Hills' Reels By The Riverside, going on around the corner from us, in Riverside Park, on the second Saturday of each month, June through September! (There also will be a special bonus edition on July 31, since June 12 was rained out.) Movies start at dusk. Click here for complete details from the city on the events. We're open 12-11 p.m. Saturdays. Outside alcohol is allowed in select portions of Riverside Park during the movies, so stop by to grab to go glasses of wine, bottles of wine, slushies and more!

    Movie Lineup:
    • July 10: Sonic the Hedgehog
    • July 31: Hook (rescheduled from June 12)
    • Aug. 14: Tom & Jerry
    • Sept. 11: Raya & The Last Dragon

  • Auburn Hills

    City of Auburn Hills Friday Nights Downtown Music Series

    Friday, Aug. 20 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us at MBTB during the City of Auburn Hills' Friday Nights Downtown Music Series, going on around the corner from us, in Riverside Park on Fridays, July 9 through Aug. 27, 7-8:30 p.m.! Click here for complete details from the city. Outside alcohol is allowed at Riverside during the concerts, so stop by to grab to go glasses of wine, bottles, slushies and more!

    Lineup:
    • Aug. 20: KGB (Motown)
    • Aug. 27: Boogie Dynamite (70s Disco)

  • Auburn Hills

    City of Auburn Hills Friday Nights Downtown Music Series

    Friday, Aug. 27 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us at MBTB during the City of Auburn Hills' Friday Nights Downtown Music Series, going on around the corner from us, in Riverside Park on Fridays, July 9 through Aug. 27, 7-8:30 p.m.! Click here for complete details from the city. Outside alcohol is allowed at Riverside during the concerts, so stop by to grab to go glasses of wine, bottles, slushies and more!

    Lineup:
    • Aug. 27: Boogie Dynamite (70s Disco)

  • Auburn Hills

    City of Auburn Hills Reels By The Riverside

    Saturday, Sept. 11 Begins at Dusk

    Open to the public

    Join us at MBTB during the City of Auburn Hills' Reels By The Riverside, going on around the corner from us, in Riverside Park, on the second Saturday of each month, June through September! (There also will be a special bonus edition on July 31, since June 12 was rained out.) Movies start at dusk. Click here for complete details from the city on the events. We're open 12-11 p.m. Saturdays. Outside alcohol is allowed in select portions of Riverside Park during the movies, so stop by to grab to go glasses of wine, bottles of wine, slushies and more!

    Movie Lineup:
    • July 10: Sonic the Hedgehog
    • July 31: Hook (rescheduled from June 12)
    • Aug. 14: Tom & Jerry
    • Sept. 11: Raya & The Last Dragon

  • By Appointment

    Virtual House Party with MBTB and Blue Skies Auburn

    Complete the below webform to inquire about your event

    Our Virtual House Party option via MBTB Tasting Rooms and Blue Skies Brewery-Auburn Hills brings 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, please complete the Virtual House Party request webform. 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.

Virtual Event

Book a Virtual House Party with us!

Our Virtual House Party option via MBTB Tasting Rooms and Blue Skies Brewery-Auburn Hills brings 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, please complete the Virtual House Party request webform. 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.

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.