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.

  • Royal Oak • Shelby Twp • Auburn Hills

    Open for Curbside Retail Sales Only

    until further notice

    Due to the stay at home order, we have been required to cease all tastings and postpone all events (except appointment shopping — scroll down to see "Backroom Buys" appointment availability!) through at least June 12. As a food/agriculture business, we continue to be open for retail wine sales under amended hours in compliance with the governor's order per the MLCC. Our amended hours during this shutdown period are:

    WEEK OF MAY 18-24
    • All locations: 2-6 p.m. Mon-Thurs, 12-6 p.m. Fri-Sun
    Please note that we will be closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day.

    We have shifted completely to CURBSIDE PICKUP during this time period; just call any one of our locations during business hours, pay over the phone and we'll run your order out to you! Shelby is (586) 843-3690; Royal Oak is (248) 850-7175; and Auburn Hills is (248) 564-2134.

  • By Appointment

    Virtual House Party with MBTB and Blue Skies Auburn

    Email us to schedule your event

    Until you can come hang with us, we'll come hang with you (virtually)! With quarantine extended, we're offering a new service called Virtual House Party 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, 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 or just a great way to pass some time in quarantine!

    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.

  • Auburn Hills

    Quarantine Relief Package Deal

    through May 28

    Click here to view list of wines available

    We're pulling out all the stops to quench your thirst during this time of need! We're rolling out a QUARANTINE RELIEF PACKAGE at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Auburn Hills! Customers can choose 6 or 12 bottles from a list of about 150 (!!!) wines, including some regular tasting menu wines and many leftover from our recent Auburn Sipper Club Shipment in February. Six bottles (half-case) chosen from this list will be 10% off; 12 bottles (full case) from this list will be 15% off. (No further discounts apply.) We'll invoice you online so you can pay electronically, then get it all assembled for you for curbside pickup. Sale runs through 6 p.m. Thursday, May 28. (Extended due to extention of stay at home order!) Click link above to view the list available. Email us to order at tasting@michiganbythebottle.com. All Quarantine Relief Packages must be picked up at MBTB Auburn Hills.

  • Online

    E-Gift Card Flash Sale

    through May 28

    We're running a limited time FLASH SALE on e-gift cards! For every $50 in e-gift cards you purchase on our website, you'll receive a $5 bonus e-gift card that never expires! (Bonus card will be sent to the email of the original purchaser within 48 hours.) Gift cards must be purchased online to qualify. Give yourself something to look forward to when all of this is over! Visit MBTBTasting.com/merchandise to purchase.

  • All Locations

    Drink Pink Six Packs

    Limited Time

    Just in time for warm weather ... MBTB's Drink Pink Six Packs are here! Cool off with the quintessential summertime wine, and try many different versions side by side!

    Available while supplies last! Contact us to purchase for curbside pickup:
    ☎️ Shelby: (586) 843-3690
    ☎️ Royal Oak: (248) 850-7175
    ☎️ Auburn Hills: (248) 564-2134
    📫 or email us at tasting@michiganbythebottle.com and we can invoice you electronically for payment online

    Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Shelby Township Drink Pink Six Pack ($132 + tax):
    • Rove Pinot Noir Rosé 2019
    • Rove Ragaire Rosé 2017
    • Rove Cuvée Rosé 2017
    • Verterra Pinot Noir Rosé 2019
    • Sandhill Crane Fields of Rosé NV
    • Peninsula Cellars Pop Quiz 2017

    Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Auburn Hills Drink Pink Six Pack ($124 + tax):
    • Laurentide Pinot Noir Rosé 2019
    • Mackinaw Trail Marquette Rosé 2018
    • Shady Lane Pinot Noir Rosé 2016
    • Brys Signature Rosé Reserve 2018
    • Burgdorf Pinot Noir Rosé 2016
    • Cody Kresta Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2018

    Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Royal Oak Drink Pink Six Pack ($125 + tax)
    • Verterra Cabernet Franc Rosé 2019
    • 45 North Pinot Noir Rose 2018
    • Bel Lago Rosé de Gris NV
    • Blustone Cab Franc Rosé 2019
    • Blustone Pinot Noir Rosé 2019
    • Peninsula Cellars Lemberger Rosé 2017

  • Virtual Event

    MBTB Coronacast 10

    Sunday, May 24 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 7:30ish. We'll be featuring three different wines available for take-home purchase at MBTB locations:
    • Sandhill Crane Vineyards Merlot (available at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Royal Oak and Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Shelby Township)
    • Laurentide Winery Sweet Riesling (available at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Auburn Hills)
    • Peninsula Cellars Manigold Gewurztraminer (available at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Shelby Township and Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Royal Oak)
    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 Tasting with Brys Estate

    Tuesday, May 26 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    From Wednesday, May 6, through Tuesday, May 26, the first 90 guests to purchase any bottle of Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery wine from Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Auburn Hills will be invited to an exclusive tasting on Zoom with Brys president Patrick Brys and/or winemaker Coenraad Stassen (TBD) on Tuesday, May 26, at 8 p.m.! The wines that will be featured during the tasting will be 2018 Riesling Reserve, 2018 Signature Rose Reserve, 2017 Cab Franc Reserve and 2016 Merlot Reserve, but any Brys Estate wine purchase from MBTB Auburn gets you into the event!

    We currently have the following Brys Estate wines available at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Auburn Hills:
    • Cabernet Franc Reserve 2017
    • Dry Riesling Reserve 2017
    • Gewurztraminer Reserve 2018
    • Merlot Reserve 2016
    • Pinot Noir Reserve 2017
    • Pinot Noir Riesling 2018
    • Riesling Reserve 2018
    • Riesling/Gris Reserve 2017
    • Riesling/Gris Reserve 2018
    • Signature Red Reserve 2017
    • Signature Rose Reserve 2018

    Looking for tasting notes and pricing on specific wines? Drop us an email! Call in to order wines for curbside pickup at (248) 564-2134 or email us at tasting@michiganbythebottle.com and we'll invoice you electronically for online payment!

  • Auburn Hills

    Backroom Buys with Pete

    Tuesday, May 26 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    FREE pre-registration required. Click here to register.

    Back by popular demand! The "backroom" at MBTB Tasting Room may not be aesthetically pleasing, but it's got the best decorations a wine lover could want: tons and tons of MICHIGAN WINE! We're offering our guests an exclusive opportunity to dive into our backroom stash for the benefit of your own home cellars. This is social distancing at its finest, as you'll be getting a one-on-one experience when no other guests are in the store! Click on the Eventbrite link to book a personal appointment with Pete Longiotti, our director of wine education, and you'll have 30-minute one-on-one consultation with Pete on which products from our backroom might be up your alley. All items discussed will be available for take-home purchase. There is NO CHARGE for this event. Your group can consist of up to four people. Get 10% off case purchases (12 or more bottles)! For all reasons other than the COVID-19-related reasons stated below, once you book an appointment, we kindly request you notify us at tasting@michiganbythebottle.com at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled time if you cannot make it so we can give the spot to someone else.

    PLEASE NOTE DUE TO COVID-19:
    This event complies with the retail appointment permissions extended via Gov. Whitmer's order from May 21. We kindly request that you wear a facial covering during your visit to ensure the safety of yourself and our team. All social distancing recommendations will be followed during this event.

    If any of the following apply to you now, we kindly ask that you sit this one out. If it ends up applying prior to your scheduled appointment time, please cancel with us:
    1. Do you have any fever/feverish, chills, dry cough, difficulty breathing, or digestive symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain?
    2.Have you traveled outside of the area within the last 14 days?
    3. Have you had close contact with a confirmed/probable COVID-19 case?

    For questions, please email tasting@michiganbythebottle.com.

  • Shelby Twp

    Backroom Buys with Pete

    Wednesday, May 27 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    FREE pre-registration required. Click here to register.

    Back by popular demand! The "backroom" at MBTB Tasting Room may not be aesthetically pleasing, but it's got the best decorations a wine lover could want: tons and tons of MICHIGAN WINE! We're offering our guests an exclusive opportunity to dive into our backroom stash for the benefit of your own home cellars. This is social distancing at its finest, as you'll be getting a one-on-one experience when no other guests are in the store! Click on the Eventbrite link to book a personal appointment with Pete Longiotti, our director of wine education, and you'll have 30-minute one-on-one consultation with Pete on which products from our backroom might be up your alley. All items discussed will be available for take-home purchase. There is NO CHARGE for this event. Your group can consist of up to four people. Get 10% off case purchases (12 or more bottles)! For all reasons other than the COVID-19-related reasons stated below, once you book an appointment, we kindly request you notify us at tasting@michiganbythebottle.com at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled time if you cannot make it so we can give the spot to someone else.

    PLEASE NOTE DUE TO COVID-19:
    This event complies with the retail appointment permissions extended via Gov. Whitmer's order from May 21. We kindly request that you wear a facial covering during your visit to ensure the safety of yourself and our team. All social distancing recommendations will be followed during this event.

    If any of the following apply to you now, we kindly ask that you sit this one out. If it ends up applying prior to your scheduled appointment time, please cancel with us:
    1. Do you have any fever/feverish, chills, dry cough, difficulty breathing, or digestive symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain?
    2.Have you traveled outside of the area within the last 14 days?
    3. Have you had close contact with a confirmed/probable COVID-19 case?

    For questions, please email tasting@michiganbythebottle.com.

  • Royal Oak

    Backroom Buys with Pete

    Thursday, May 28 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    FREE pre-registration required. Click here to register.

    Back by popular demand! The "backroom" at MBTB Tasting Room may not be aesthetically pleasing, but it's got the best decorations a wine lover could want: tons and tons of MICHIGAN WINE! We're offering our guests an exclusive opportunity to dive into our backroom stash for the benefit of your own home cellars. This is social distancing at its finest, as you'll be getting a one-on-one experience when no other guests are in the store! Click on the Eventbrite link to book a personal appointment with Pete Longiotti, our director of wine education, and you'll have 30-minute one-on-one consultation with Pete on which products from our backroom might be up your alley. All items discussed will be available for take-home purchase. There is NO CHARGE for this event. Your group can consist of up to four people. Get 10% off case purchases (12 or more bottles)! For all reasons other than the COVID-19-related reasons stated below, once you book an appointment, we kindly request you notify us at tasting@michiganbythebottle.com at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled time if you cannot make it so we can give the spot to someone else.

    PLEASE NOTE DUE TO COVID-19:
    This event complies with the retail appointment permissions extended via Gov. Whitmer's order from May 21. We kindly request that you wear a facial covering during your visit to ensure the safety of yourself and our team. All social distancing recommendations will be followed during this event.

    If any of the following apply to you now, we kindly ask that you sit this one out. If it ends up applying prior to your scheduled appointment time, please cancel with us:
    1. Do you have any fever/feverish, chills, dry cough, difficulty breathing, or digestive symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain?
    2.Have you traveled outside of the area within the last 14 days?
    3. Have you had close contact with a confirmed/probable COVID-19 case?

    For questions, please email tasting@michiganbythebottle.com.

  • Auburn Hills

    Backroom Buys with Pete

    Saturday, May 30 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    FREE pre-registration required. Click here to register.

    Back by popular demand! The "backroom" at MBTB Tasting Room may not be aesthetically pleasing, but it's got the best decorations a wine lover could want: tons and tons of MICHIGAN WINE! We're offering our guests an exclusive opportunity to dive into our backroom stash for the benefit of your own home cellars. This is social distancing at its finest, as you'll be getting a one-on-one experience when no other guests are in the store! Click on the Eventbrite link to book a personal appointment with Pete Longiotti, our director of wine education, and you'll have 30-minute one-on-one consultation with Pete on which products from our backroom might be up your alley. All items discussed will be available for take-home purchase. There is NO CHARGE for this event. Your group can consist of up to four people. Get 10% off case purchases (12 or more bottles)! For all reasons other than the COVID-19-related reasons stated below, once you book an appointment, we kindly request you notify us at tasting@michiganbythebottle.com at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled time if you cannot make it so we can give the spot to someone else.

    PLEASE NOTE DUE TO COVID-19:
    This event complies with the retail appointment permissions extended via Gov. Whitmer's order from May 21. We kindly request that you wear a facial covering during your visit to ensure the safety of yourself and our team. All social distancing recommendations will be followed during this event.

    If any of the following apply to you now, we kindly ask that you sit this one out. If it ends up applying prior to your scheduled appointment time, please cancel with us:
    1. Do you have any fever/feverish, chills, dry cough, difficulty breathing, or digestive symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain?
    2.Have you traveled outside of the area within the last 14 days?
    3. Have you had close contact with a confirmed/probable COVID-19 case?

    For questions, please email tasting@michiganbythebottle.com.

  • Virtual Event

    Virtual Vinoventures with Pete: Riesling

    Saturday, May 30 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    FREE registration for class available — see below for links.

    To keep your brain (and palate) busy during quarantine, we're launching a virtual version of our popular Vinoventures wine education series with Pete! Just purchase one or more bottles of the featured wine and sign up for FREE on Eventbrite to participate (we're using the honor system here, people!). Registered guests will receive the Zoom login info via email no later than the morning of the event. We also post the login info on our Faceboo page in the days leading up to the event.Hope to see you there!

    SATURDAY, MAY 30: MARQUETTE (added 5/22)
    Featured wines:
    - Mackinaw Trail Winery 2017 Marquette (available at MBTB Auburn)
    - Burgdorf's Winery Marquette (available at MBTB Auburn)
    - Sandhill Crane Vineyards 2018 Estate Marquette (available at MBTB Shelby and MBTB Royal Oak)
    Register here to get the Zoom link

    SATURDAY, JUNE 6: ROSES (added 5/22)
    Featured wines:
    - Cody Kresta Vineyard and Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé (available at MBTB Auburn)
    - Blustone Vineyards Cabernet Franc Rosé (available at MBTB Royal Oak)
    - Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery Pinot Noir Rosé (available at MBTB Shelby)
    ** These rosés also are featured in our Drink Pink Six Packs!
    Register here to get the Zoom link

  • Virtual Event

    Virtual Tasting with Chateau Aeronautique's Lorenzo Lizarralde

    Tuesday, June 2 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    From Saturday, May 23, through Tuesday, June 2, the first 90 guests to purchase any bottle of Chateau Aeronautique wine from Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Auburn Hills, Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Shelby Township or Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Royal Oak will be invited to an exclusive tasting on Zoom with Chateau Aeronautique owner/winemaker Lorenzo Lizarralde on Tuesday, June 2, at 8 p.m.! The wines that will be featured during the tasting will be (TBD), but any Chateau Aeronautique wine purchase from MBTB Auburn, MBTB Royal Oak and/or MBTB Shelby gets you into the event!

    We currently have the following Chateau Aeronautique wines available:
    • Stay tuned for list!

    Looking for tasting notes and pricing on specific wines? Drop us an email! Call in to order wines for curbside pickup at (248) 564-2134 (Auburn), (248) 850-7175 (Royal Oak) or (586) 843-3690 (Shelby) or email us at tasting@michiganbythebottle.com and we'll invoice you electronically for online payment!

  • Virtual Event

    Virtual Vinoventures with Pete: Riesling

    Saturday, June 6 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    FREE registration for class available — see below for links.

    To keep your brain (and palate) busy during quarantine, we're launching a virtual version of our popular Vinoventures wine education series with Pete! Just purchase one or more bottles of the featured wine and sign up for FREE on Eventbrite to participate (we're using the honor system here, people!). Registered guests will receive the Zoom login info via email no later than the morning of the event. We also post the login info on our Faceboo page in the days leading up to the event.Hope to see you there!

    SATURDAY, MAY 30: MARQUETTE (added 5/22)
    Featured wines:
    - Mackinaw Trail Winery 2017 Marquette (available at MBTB Auburn)
    - Burgdorf's Winery Marquette (available at MBTB Auburn)
    - Sandhill Crane Vineyards 2018 Estate Marquette (available at MBTB Shelby and MBTB Royal Oak)
    Register here to get the Zoom link

    SATURDAY, JUNE 6: ROSES (added 5/22)
    Featured wines:
    - Cody Kresta Vineyard and Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé (available at MBTB Auburn)
    - Blustone Vineyards Cabernet Franc Rosé (available at MBTB Royal Oak)
    - Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery Pinot Noir Rosé (available at MBTB Shelby)
    ** These rosés also are featured in our Drink Pink Six Packs!
    Register here to get the Zoom link

  • All non-virtual ticketed events through 6/12 have been postponed due to the stay at home order's extension. Ticket holders have received emails regarding postponement/refund options. Please stay tuned for additional details as this situation evolves. We look forward to seeing you again in person soon!

  • 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.