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.

  • Auburn Hills

    Tasting & Tunes Live Music with The Mixx (pop/rock)

    Friday, July 3 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Live music is back at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Auburn Hills ... at least for a hot second! Talented trio The Mixx (mellow pop/rock with keys, guitar, and percussion) will be joining us for our first evening of music since quarantine. Come out and enjoy great live music + great Michigan wine! No cover.

    Please note: After this concert, our Tasting & Tunes Live Music in Auburn Hills will be on hiatus until September due to the City of Auburn Hills' Friday Downtown Music Series around the corner at Riverside Park's Knight Amphitheater!

  • Royal Oak

    Tasting & Tunes Live Music with Robyn Marriott (pop/rock)

    Friday, July 3 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Live music is back at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Royal Oak! Talented vocalist/guitarist Robyn Marriott will be joining us for our first evening of music since quarantine. Come out and enjoy fantastic live music + fantastic Michigan wine! No cover.

  • All Locations

    Closed for Independence Day

    Saturday, July 4

    We will be closed on Saturday, July 4, inn observance of the Independence Day holiday. We'll be back in action as usual 12-6 p.m. on Sunday, July 5!

  • All Locations

    Sipper Club Sunday Funday Flights & Glass Pour Special

    Sunday, July 5 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).

  • Virtual Event

    MBTB Coronacast 15

    Sunday, July 5 8:00 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:
    • Blustone Latitude (available at MBTB Royal Oak)
    • Left Foot Charley Blaufrankisch Rosé (available at MBTB Auburn Hills)
    • Rove Estate Select Harvest Riesling (available at MBTB Shelby Twp)

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    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 ...

  • Royal Oak

    Sporcle Live Trivia (Royal Oak)

    Wednesday, July 8 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Open to public

    Looks what's back at MBTB Royal Oak! Grab your wine- and trivia-loving friends and join us for Sporcle Live Trivia at MBTB Royal Oak every Wednesday night! Two live-hosted games: 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 7:30-8:30 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!

  • Royal Oak

    Tasting & Tunes Live Music with Devyn Mitchell (jazz/folk/classic rock)

    Friday, July 10 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Talented vocalist/guitarist Devyn Mitchell will be joining us for a great night of local live music. Come out and enjoy fantastic live music + fantastic Michigan wine! No cover.

  • Offsite

    City of Auburn Hills' Friday Night Downtown Music Series

    Friday, July 10 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:
    • July 10: Mainstreet Soul
    • July 17: Atomic Radio
    • July 24: Cruizin' Jupiter
    • July 31: Toppermost Beatles Tribute
    • 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.

  • Royal Oak

    Sporcle Live Trivia (Auburn Hills)

    Saturday, July 11 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, July 2 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).

  • Shelby Twp

    Raiding the Cellar: Domaine Berrien Cellars Merlot Vertical

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

    SPACES AVAILABLE: Pre-registration with payment required to hold spot. Click here to purchase tickets online or call (586) 843-3690.

    Join Pete Longiotti, MBTB's director of wine education, for an intimate gathering geared toward true wine connoisseurs, featuring a rare vertical of Domaine Berrien Cellars Merlot  (some of which is coming directly from MBTB owners Shannon and Cortney Casey's personal cellar!). Only 10 tickets are available for this event, which will include a 2 oz. pour each of 2012, 2015 and 2016 Domaine Berrien Cellars Merlot and a 5 oz. glass of the 2017 DBC Merlot. The $50 per person cost includes those pours plus a family-style deluxe cheese and charcuterie spread, as well as a presentation on the wines and cellaring techniques. The current vintage on retail, 2017, will be available for take-home purchase. Pete also will offer advice on other wines expected to cellar equally well for those looking to build their own collections.

  • Royal Oak

    Tasting & Tunes Live Music with Trevor Troy (alternative/rock)

    Friday, July 17 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Please note later start time for this date only. Talented vocalist/guitarist Trevor Troy will be joining us for a great night of local live music. Come out and enjoy fantastic live music + fantastic Michigan wine! No cover.

  • Offsite

    City of Auburn Hills' Friday Night Downtown Music Series

    Friday, July 17 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:
    • July 17: Atomic Radio
    • July 24: Cruizin' Jupiter
    • July 31: Toppermost Beatles Tribute
    • 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

    Fourth Birthday Cycling Scavenger Hunt

    Saturday, July 18 10 a.m.

    FREE pre-registration required

    Stay tuned for details!

  • Auburn Hills

    MBTB Auburn's Very Low Key Fourth Birthday Bash

    Saturday, July 18 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Ah, corona, you have derailed so many things ... including our massive Fourth Birthday Bash plans. So we're keeping it low key this year because we still wanted to mark the occasion!

    • Free birthday cake (while supplies last; one free slice per guest)
    • Live music by Alex Mendenall, 7-9:30 p.m.
    • Get 15% off case purchases (12 or more bottles).
    • Get 10% off purchase of four or more take-home bottles when you bring back your MBTB tote from a previous visit and refill it.
    MBTB Auburn Fourth Birthday Cycling Scavenger Hunt

    If we run out of indoor seating, we encourage you to grab a bottle and head over to the City of Auburn Hills Public Town Square just a few feet away, where alcohol consumption is permitted!

  • Royal Oak

    Tasting & Tunes Live Music with Michelle Wolf & The Wolfpack (rock/pop covers)

    Friday, July 24 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Talented duo Michelle Wolf & The Wolfpack will be joining us for a great night of local live music. Come out and enjoy fantastic live music + fantastic Michigan wine! No cover.

  • Offsite

    City of Auburn Hills' Friday Night Downtown Music Series

    Friday, July 24 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:
    • July 24: Cruizin' Jupiter
    • July 31: Toppermost Beatles Tribute
    • 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

    Used Book Sale to Benefit the Auburn Hills Public Library

    Saturday, July 25 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us for a used book sale to benefit the Auburn Hills Public Library, held in conjunction with MBTB's Book & Bottle Club! Sale runs 12-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All books will be $1 on Saturday and .50 on Sunday. A variety will be available, including paperback, hardcover, fiction, nonfiction, textbooks, etc. All proceeds will go to the AHPL. This event will occur outside to promote social distancing and safety. In the event of inclement weather, the sale will be moved to an alternate weekend. Please stay tuned to this page and our website at MBTBTasting.com/events for updates. Come in and visit us before or after picking up some books — we're open 12-10 p.m. on Saturday and 12-6 p.m. on Sunday.

    If you'd like to donate books for this event, please feel free to drop them off at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Auburn Hills at 3384 Auburn Road (at N. Squirrel) during business hours: 2-9 p.m. Wed/Thurs, 12-10 p.m. Fri/Sat, 12-6 p.m. Sun. Books only, please. Thanks!

  • Auburn Hills

    Used Book Sale to Benefit the Auburn Hills Public Library

    Sunday, July 26 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us for a used book sale to benefit the Auburn Hills Public Library, held in conjunction with MBTB's Book & Bottle Club! Sale runs 12-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All books will be $1 on Saturday and .50 on Sunday. A variety will be available, including paperback, hardcover, fiction, nonfiction, textbooks, etc. All proceeds will go to the AHPL. This event will occur outside to promote social distancing and safety. In the event of inclement weather, the sale will be moved to an alternate weekend. Please stay tuned to this page and our website at MBTBTasting.com/events for updates. Come in and visit us before or after picking up some books — we're open 12-10 p.m. on Saturday and 12-6 p.m. on Sunday.

    If you'd like to donate books for this event, please feel free to drop them off at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Auburn Hills at 3384 Auburn Road (at N. Squirrel) during business hours: 2-9 p.m. Wed/Thurs, 12-10 p.m. Fri/Sat, 12-6 p.m. Sun. Books only, please. Thanks!

  • Royal Oak

    Tasting & Tunes Live Music with Gary Walsh (60s/70s covers)

    Friday, July 31 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Talented vocalist/guitarist/mandolin player Gary Walsh will be joining us for a great night of local live music. Come out and enjoy fantastic live music + fantastic Michigan wine! No cover.

  • Offsite

    City of Auburn Hills' Friday Night Downtown Music Series

    Friday, July 31 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:
    • July 31: Toppermost Beatles Tribute
    • 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

    Somm vs. Somm 10: Team Challenge

    Monday, Aug. 3 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

    SOLD OUT!

    Rescheduled from quarantine. Ticketholders will receive an email June 23 with more information. We're mixing it up for our 10th (!!!) Somm vs. Somm Wine Dinner! MBTB Tasting Room co-owners Shannon and Cortney will once again go head-to-head on pairing skills during a special wine dinner — but this time, they'll do it with the help of a team of MBTB staff members! The two certified sommeliers and their teams will select the wines they think will pair best with a six-course meal by Chef Chris Franz, and you'll be the judge on which spouse's team goes home with bragging rights! The $70 cost includes the meal, paired wine (two per course!) and a $5 credit toward take-home wine purchases that night. (Gratuity not included.) Menu TBD, but will include meat and/or seafood.

  • 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

    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 will receive an email June 16 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.