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. Please note that you may be seated with other guests, depending on the size of your party.

  • Auburn Hills

    Shady Lane Cellars Winemaker's Dinner

    Monday, Feb. 6 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

    SOLD OUT!

    Take a virtual trip to northern Michigan wine country during this delicious evening out! Shady Lane Cellars Winemaker Kasey Wierzba will be here to lead us through a series of SLC 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 $80 cost includes the meal, paired wine and a $5 credit toward take-home purchase of Shady Lane wine that night. (Gratuity not included.) Menu TBD, but will include meat and/or seafood; vegetarian option available upon registration. Additional SLC wine available by the glass for a nominal fee throughout the evening.

    Vegetarian option available upon registration. We're sorry, but we cannot accommodate substitutions for any other dietary restrictions during winemaker dinners. As we do not have a full kitchen onsite, it is difficult for us to accommodate special requests while ensuring expeditious service for all of our guests. We thank you for your understanding.

  • Royal Oak

    Pub Quiz by Sporcle at MBTB Royal Oak

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

    Open to the public

    Join us for FREE live trivia! Games at 6:30 and 7:30 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.

  • Shelby Twp.

    Sip Smarts with Pete: Wine & Valentine's Day: The Perfect Pairing — Fact, Fiction and Advice

    Wednesday, Feb. 8 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Open to the public

    This is a drop-in event — no pre-registration required! Learn while you taste through a series of wines with Pete Longiotti, our wine education consultant! This session's theme is wines for Valentine's Day. Participation cost is $25 and includes the featured flight, instruction from Pete, and a $5 credit toward take-home wine (valid toward any wine in stock, not just the wines featured during the class). Additional wine + snacks available for purchase during the event. Just drop in at or before start time to participate!

    Class flight includes 2 oz. pours of:
    1. Verterra Winery 2020 Fox Island Sparkler
    2. Peninsula Cellars 2019 Pinot Grigio
    3. Rove Estate 2021 Select Harvest Riesling
    4. Sandhill Crane Vineyards 2020 Pinot Noir
    5. Chateau Aeronautique 2016 Aviatrix Crimson
    6. Domaine Berrien Cellars 2019 Syrah

  • Shelby Twp

    Pub Quiz by Sporcle at MBTB Shelby Township

    Thursday, Feb. 9 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us for FREE live trivia! Games at 6:30 and 7:30 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, Nicole, to get a clue each week.

  • Auburn Hills

    Charcuterie Workshop with R&B Charcuterie

    Thursday, Feb. 9 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    SOLD OUT!

    Join Kayla McGlory of R&B Charcuterie at for another charcuterie workshop soirée at MBTB! The $65 ticket cost includes all ingredients and supplies needed to build a board big enough to feed three people, plus instruction from Kayla on how to elegantly fold meats, etc.! At the end of class, your board will be boxed to go for your grazing convenience. Wine and snacks will be available for purchase during this event.

    PLEASE NOTE: This event is run by a third-party, with MBTB simply serving as the venue, so we encourage guests to contact Kayla with any questions or concerns. Additional information is available via Kayla's website.

  • All Locations

    Tasting & Tunes: Live Music

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

    Open to the public

    Tasting & Tunes Live Music with rotating musicians is every Friday night at all three MBTB locations! Music runs 7-9:30 p.m. and we're open until 10 p.m. No cover charge! Just drop in for great wine + great live music!.

    Upcoming Performances:
    • Feb. 10: Pop/Rock/Covers with Jamison Jones (Auburn Hills)
    • Feb. 10: 80s, 90s and More with Nathan Grant (Royal Oak)
    • Feb. 10: Classic Rock/Pop with Mark Broadwell (Shelby)
    • Feb. 17: Acoustic Covers with Those Girls (Auburn Hills)
    • Feb. 17: Acoustic Covers with Devyn Mitchell (Royal Oak)
    • Feb. 17: Acoustic Alternative with Tom Alter (Shelby)
    • Feb. 24: No Tasting & Tunes due to Sipper Club Pickup Party Week (Auburn Hills)
    • Feb. 24: Classic Rock/Pop with Doug Bowen (Royal Oak)
    • Feb. 24: Jazz with Dan Hazlett (Shelby)

  • Auburn Hills

    Bubble de Bubble Bonanza with Laurentide Winery

    Saturday, Feb. 11 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Just in time for Valentine's Day, Susan and Will Braymer from Laurentide Winery will be here at MBTB Auburn Hills to showcase a trio of bubblies from Laurentide: Bubble de Bubble, Bubble de Bubble Cerise and the new vintage of Bubble de Bubble Trouble! Just drop in to try all three in a flight. The $15 cost includes 2 oz. pours of all three wines, plus a $5 credit toward take-home bottle of one of the bubblies. It's a rare opportunity to try these sparkling wines side by side!

    Tasting notes:
    - Bubble de Bubble: The original "brut" bubble from Laurentide. Sexy fizzy Chardonnay — a great celebration bubble or toast for any day of the year with an easy screw top!
    - Bubble de Bubble Cerise: Slightly fizzy, slightly sweet cherry wine! Perfect for the holidays, any celebration and casual fun.
    - Bubble de Bubble Trouble: NEW VINTAGE! A fizzy, aromatic honeysuckle sweet blend in a screw top for easy enjoyment! Become a bubble believer and make some good trouble!

  • Royal Oak

    Saturday Night Blues & Jazz Jam

    Saturday, Feb. 11 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join Dan Cafferty & The Hot Rod Cherry Swing Band as they bring back our popular Saturday Night Blues & Jazz Jam on the second Saturday of each month! We're open to the public as usual, so stop by for some wine, toe-tapping and, if you're so inclined, dancing in the aisles! (Musicians interested in joining in the jam session, please contact Dan Cafferty at daniel.cafferty@yahoo.com for more information.)

  • Auburn Hills

    Pub Quiz by Sporcle at MBTB Auburn Hills

    Saturday, Feb. 11 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 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.

  • Shelby Twp

    OpinioNation by Sporcle at MBTB Shelby Township

    Saturday, Feb. 11 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Shelby Township for the Family Feud-style game OpinioNation, with games on Saturdays at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.! OpinioNation is a survey-based game that is great for everyone – not just brainiacs! Teams try to guess the five most popular responses given to fun survey questions. It’s not a test of your knowledge, it’s a chance to see what you can think of. The "smartest" team doesn’t always win! It's FREE to play, and the top three teams in each game receive prizes!

    The Rules: Each of the four quarters asks four questions. For each question, you’ll earn 5 points if your team guesses the most popular answer, 4 points for the second-most popular answer, and so on down to 1 point for the 5th most-popular answer. At the end of quarters 1-3, there is a bonus question that gives you two points for each correct answer guessed by your team. After the four quarters there are two Final Questions. On the Final Questions, teams are still guessing the most popular answers, but this time the most popular answer earns you 10 points, the second-most popular answer earns 5 points, the third-most popular answer earns 0 points, and anything else causes your team to lose 5 points! After the Final Question answers are turned in and scored, the team with the most points wins!

  • All Locations

    Sunday Funday Sipper Club Perks

    Sunday, Feb. 12 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, on Sundays throughout February, NO 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

    Virtual Event: Rosés for Valentine's Day

    Monday, Feb. 13 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    FREE pre-registration required; click here

    MBTB Virtual Events are back for the winter! No babysitter or designated driver needed — you can participate via Zoom from the comfort of your own home (in PJ pants, if desired) while it's cold outside! Stay tuned for more virtual events throughout the season.

    Join us for a virtual event celebrating rosés in myriad styles! We'll be joined by Marie-Chantal Dalese of Chateau Chantal, Amy Birk of Domaine Berrien Cellars and Blake Lougheed of Bel Lago Winery as we taste through their wines and talk about how rosés are made, stylistic differences, grapes used, extraction levels and more. Zoom link will be provided to registered guests via email the day of the event. Registration is FREE, but purchase of one or more of the featured bottles is strongly encouraged to get the most out of your experience.

    Featured wines:
    • Chateau Chantal Celebrate & Vin Gris (available at MBTB Auburn)
    • Domaine Berrien Cellars Pink Satin (available at MBTB Shelby & MBTB Royal Oak)
    • Bel Lago Rivalee & Brut Rosé (available at MBTB Royal Oak)

  • Shelby Twp.

    Block Stamp Making Workshop with Paint Creek Center for the Arts

    Wednesday, Feb. 15 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Pre-registration required via third-party vendor; click here to sign up online.

    Join Paint Creek Center for the Arts at MBTB Shelby for a night full of fun and creativity! This workshop will show students how to make their very own block stamp out of linoleum – a soft, rubberlike material used for linocut stamps. After carving a one-of-a-kind design in the linoleum block, students will use a roller to cover the design in ink, and then use the stamp to make their own prints. Students will then be able to take their created stamps with them to use again and again! This is a fun opportunity for you to create your own custom stamp for invitations, wall art, greeting card designs, and more! All supplies needed to create the stamps will be included in this workshop. The cost for registration is $30 per person, or you can register two people at the same time for a discounted cost of $50. Visit the Facebook events page for a photo of an example!

    PLEASE NOTE: This event is run by a third-party, with MBTB simply serving as the venue, so we encourage guests to contact Paint Creek Center with any questions or concerns.

  • Royal Oak

    Pub Quiz by Sporcle at MBTB Royal Oak

    Wednesday, Feb. 15 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us for FREE live trivia! Games at 6:30 and 7:30 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.

  • Shelby Twp

    Pub Quiz by Sporcle at MBTB Shelby Township

    Thursday, Feb. 16 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us for FREE live trivia! Games at 6:30 and 7:30 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, Nicole, to get a clue each week.

  • All Locations

    Tasting & Tunes: Live Music

    Friday, Feb. 17 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Tasting & Tunes Live Music with rotating musicians is every Friday night at all three MBTB locations! Music runs 7-9:30 p.m. and we're open until 10 p.m. No cover charge! Just drop in for great wine + great live music!.

    Upcoming Performances:
    • Feb. 17: Acoustic Covers with Those Girls (Auburn Hills)
    • Feb. 17: Acoustic Covers with Devyn Mitchell (Royal Oak)
    • Feb. 17: Acoustic Alternative with Tom Alter (Shelby)
    • Feb. 24: No Tasting & Tunes due to Sipper Club Pickup Party Week (Auburn Hills)
    • Feb. 24: Classic Rock/Pop with Doug Bowen (Royal Oak)
    • Feb. 24: Jazz with Dan Hazlett (Shelby)

  • Auburn Hills

    Pub Quiz by Sporcle at MBTB Auburn Hills

    Saturday, Feb. 18 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 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.

  • Shelby Twp

    OpinioNation by Sporcle at MBTB Shelby Township

    Saturday, Feb. 18 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Shelby Township for the Family Feud-style game OpinioNation, with games on Saturdays at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.! OpinioNation is a survey-based game that is great for everyone – not just brainiacs! Teams try to guess the five most popular responses given to fun survey questions. It’s not a test of your knowledge, it’s a chance to see what you can think of. The "smartest" team doesn’t always win! It's FREE to play, and the top three teams in each game receive prizes!

    The Rules: Each of the four quarters asks four questions. For each question, you’ll earn 5 points if your team guesses the most popular answer, 4 points for the second-most popular answer, and so on down to 1 point for the 5th most-popular answer. At the end of quarters 1-3, there is a bonus question that gives you two points for each correct answer guessed by your team. After the four quarters there are two Final Questions. On the Final Questions, teams are still guessing the most popular answers, but this time the most popular answer earns you 10 points, the second-most popular answer earns 5 points, the third-most popular answer earns 0 points, and anything else causes your team to lose 5 points! After the Final Question answers are turned in and scored, the team with the most points wins!

  • All Locations

    Sunday Funday Sipper Club Perks

    Sunday, Feb. 19 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, on Sundays throughout February, NO 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

    Auburn Hills Sipper Club Winter Pickup Party Week

    Wednesday, Feb. 22 - Sunday, Feb. 26

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

    Hey, Auburn Hills Sipper Club members! Your Winter Pickup Party Week is Wednesday, Feb. 22, through Sunday, Feb. 26! Drop by to get freebies and special discounts when you pick up your shipment. ** You should receive an email in late January with details — please email us at tasting@michiganbythebottle.com if not! ** Claim your club freebies when you retrieve your shipment during the actual Pickup Party Week Feb. 22-26 OR pick up your shipment by March 5 and get a voucher redeemable for your freebies,. The voucher is valid through March 19. Auburn Hills members: Your credit card on file will be charged in the Feb. 15-17 timeframe in preparation for your assembly. The deadline to update your club information is 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. Please drop us an email at tasting @ michiganbythebottle.com 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 April, and Shelby's is in May.

  • Royal Oak

    Pub Quiz by Sporcle at MBTB Royal Oak

    Wednesday, Feb. 22 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us for FREE live trivia! Games at 6:30 and 7:30 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.

  • Shelby Twp

    Pub Quiz by Sporcle at MBTB Shelby Township

    Thursday, Feb. 23 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us for FREE live trivia! Games at 6:30 and 7:30 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, Nicole, to get a clue each week.

  • All Locations

    Tasting & Tunes: Live Music

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

    Open to the public

    Tasting & Tunes Live Music with rotating musicians is every Friday night at all three MBTB locations! Music runs 7-9:30 p.m. and we're open until 10 p.m. No cover charge! Just drop in for great wine + great live music!.

    Upcoming Performances:
    • Feb. 24: No Tasting & Tunes due to Sipper Club Pickup Party Week (Auburn Hills)
    • Feb. 24: Classic Rock/Pop with Doug Bowen (Royal Oak)
    • Feb. 24: Jazz with Dan Hazlett (Shelby)

  • Shelby Twp.

    Charcuterie Workshop with R&B Charcuterie

    Saturday, Feb. 25 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Pre-registration required via third-party vendor; click here to sign up online.

    Join Kayla McGlory of R&B Charcuterie at for another charcuterie workshop soirée at MBTB! The $65 ticket cost includes all ingredients and supplies needed to build a board big enough to feed three people, plus instruction from Kayla on how to elegantly fold meats, etc.! At the end of class, your board will be boxed to go for your grazing convenience. Wine and snacks will be available for purchase during this event.

    PLEASE NOTE: This event is run by a third-party, with MBTB simply serving as the venue, so we encourage guests to contact Kayla with any questions or concerns. Additional information is available via Kayla's website.

  • Auburn Hills

    No Pub Quiz by Sporcle at MBTB Auburn Hills

    Saturday, Feb. 25

    CANCELLED

    There will be no Sporcle Pub Quiz on Feb. 25 due to Sipper Club Pickup Party Week. We'll see you next week!

  • Shelby Twp

    OpinioNation by Sporcle at MBTB Shelby Township

    Saturday, Feb. 25 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Shelby Township for the Family Feud-style game OpinioNation, with games on Saturdays at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.! OpinioNation is a survey-based game that is great for everyone – not just brainiacs! Teams try to guess the five most popular responses given to fun survey questions. It’s not a test of your knowledge, it’s a chance to see what you can think of. The "smartest" team doesn’t always win! It's FREE to play, and the top three teams in each game receive prizes!

    The Rules: Each of the four quarters asks four questions. For each question, you’ll earn 5 points if your team guesses the most popular answer, 4 points for the second-most popular answer, and so on down to 1 point for the 5th most-popular answer. At the end of quarters 1-3, there is a bonus question that gives you two points for each correct answer guessed by your team. After the four quarters there are two Final Questions. On the Final Questions, teams are still guessing the most popular answers, but this time the most popular answer earns you 10 points, the second-most popular answer earns 5 points, the third-most popular answer earns 0 points, and anything else causes your team to lose 5 points! After the Final Question answers are turned in and scored, the team with the most points wins!

  • All Locations

    Sunday Funday Sipper Club Perks

    Sunday, Feb. 26 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, on Sundays throughout February, NO 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!

  • Royal Oak

    Blind Tasting Challenge

    Saturday, Feb. 26 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us for our next Blind Tasting Challenge! Could you identify a series of wines off of our tasting menu without seeing the label? Put your deductive tasting skills to the test during our next Blind Tasting Challenge! Just drop in to play!

    Here’s how to get in the game:
    • Purchase the Blind Tasting Challenge Flight of five pre-selected 2 oz. wine pours for $15. (Please note: Challenge Flight does not include a bottle credit.)
    • Guess three wines and you’ll get the Challenge Flight free!
    Guess all five wines and you’ll also get $10 off your total bill today!
    • Guess the most wines correctly out of all players and you’ll get an extra prize! (In a tie, winner will be drawn randomly from high scorers.)
    The fine print: You must correctly guess both the wine AND the producer, but rest assured, all featured wines will be from our regular tasting menu. All responses must be turned in by 3 p.m.

    We're open to the public as usual, 12-6 p.m., with all traditional menu options available.

  • Shelby Twp.

    Verterra All-Stars with Paul Hamelin

    Saturday, March 4 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    Pre-registration required; click here to sign up online or call (586) 843-3690 during business hours to register.

    Our partner winery Verterra Winery is ecstatic to have FOUR wines featured in the Winter 2022 issue of Wine & Spirits magazine: 2021 Leelanau Peninsula Matheson and Swede Vineyards Dry Riesling (91 points); 2018 Leelanau Peninsula Dry Gewurztraminer (91 points); 2021 Leelanau Peninsula Pinot Blanc (90 points); and 2021 Leelanau Peninsula Late Harvest Riesling (88 points)! During this afternoon event, experience all four of these lauded Verterra wines and learn all about them from Verterra owner Paul Hamelin! The $25 cost includes 2 oz. pours of each of the featured wines, the presentation from Paul and a $5 credit toward take-home purchase of any Verterra wine in stock. Bottles of the day's featured wines will be available for take-home purchase. Seating is limited. A blind tasting panel sampled 112 wines from the Grand Traverse region and selected what they considered the best 47 wines to be tasted and rated by the Wine & Spirits critics. Seventeen wines were published in the Winter 2022 issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine, with six wines achieving the prestigious rating of 91 points. Verterra winery was awarded two of those top scores, with 91 points, for their Dry Riesling and Dry Gewurztraminer.

    Two options for attending this event!
    - Sat 3/4 at MBTB Shelby
    - Sun 3/5 at MBTB Royal Oak

  • Royal Oak

    Verterra All-Stars with Paul Hamelin

    Sunday, March 5 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    Pre-registration required; click here to sign up online or call (248) 850-7175 during business hours to register.

    Our partner winery Verterra Winery is ecstatic to have FOUR wines featured in the Winter 2022 issue of Wine & Spirits magazine: 2021 Leelanau Peninsula Matheson and Swede Vineyards Dry Riesling (91 points); 2018 Leelanau Peninsula Dry Gewurztraminer (91 points); 2021 Leelanau Peninsula Pinot Blanc (90 points); and 2021 Leelanau Peninsula Late Harvest Riesling (88 points)! During this afternoon event, experience all four of these lauded Verterra wines and learn all about them from Verterra owner Paul Hamelin! The $25 cost includes 2 oz. pours of each of the featured wines, the presentation from Paul and a $5 credit toward take-home purchase of any Verterra wine in stock. Bottles of the day's featured wines will be available for take-home purchase. Seating is limited. A blind tasting panel sampled 112 wines from the Grand Traverse region and selected what they considered the best 47 wines to be tasted and rated by the Wine & Spirits critics. Seventeen wines were published in the Winter 2022 issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine, with six wines achieving the prestigious rating of 91 points. Verterra winery was awarded two of those top scores, with 91 points, for their Dry Riesling and Dry Gewurztraminer.

    Two options for attending this event!
    - Sat 3/4 at MBTB Shelby
    - Sun 3/5 at MBTB Royal Oak

  • Auburn Hills

    Sip & Script Beginner Modern Calligraphy Class

    Sunday, March 5 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    Pre-registration required via third-party vendor; click here to sign up online.

    Join us for an afternoon of wine and pretty lettering! Whether you’re a stationery nerd, DIY Bride-to-be, or just a crafty individual, in this workshop you’ll be learning an introduction to modern calligraphy with a pointed dip pen and ink. We will cover all the basics and get you ready to add those special lettered details to your snail mail, wedding paper goods, home decor and more! The perfect crafty day out! Class includes 1.5 hours of instruction and demonstration, our beginner’s calligraphy kit (two nibs, black ink pot, 2 letter guides, tracing paper and straight pen holder), and all materials to write on. Everything is yours to keep at the end of the class!

    PLEASE NOTE: This event is run by a third-party, with MBTB simply serving as the venue, so we encourage guests to contact Suki with any questions or concerns. Additional information is available via Suki's website.

    Search for "Suki" on our Events page for more Sip & Script Brush Lettering and Modern Calligraphy classes at MBTB!

  • Shelby Twp.

    Peninsula Cellars Wine Dinner

    Monday, March 6 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

    Pre-registration required; click here to sign up online or call (586) 843-3690 during business hours.

    Take a virtual trip to northern Michigan wine country during this delicious evening out! Caitlin Hammon, director of operations for Peninsula Cellars, will be here to lead us through a series of Peninsula Cellars 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 $80 cost includes the meal, paired wine and a $5 credit toward take-home purchase of PC wine that night. (Gratuity not included.) Menu TBD, but will include meat and/or seafood; vegetarian option available upon registration. Additional PC wine available by the glass for a nominal fee throughout the evening.

    Vegetarian option available upon registration. We're sorry, but we cannot accommodate substitutions for any other dietary restrictions during winemaker dinners. As we do not have a full kitchen onsite, it is difficult for us to accommodate special requests while ensuring expeditious service for all of our guests. We thank you for your understanding.

  • Shelby Twp.

    Sip & Script Beginner Modern Calligraphy Class

    Wednesday, March 8 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    Pre-registration required via third-party vendor; click here to sign up online.

    Join us for an evening of wine and pretty lettering! Whether you’re a stationery nerd, DIY Bride-to-be, or just a crafty individual, in this workshop you’ll be learning an introduction to modern calligraphy with a pointed dip pen and ink. We will cover all the basics and get you ready to add those special lettered details to your snail mail, wedding paper goods, home decor and more! The perfect crafty day out! Class includes 1.5 hours of instruction and demonstration, our beginner’s calligraphy kit (two nibs, black ink pot, 2 letter guides, tracing paper and straight pen holder), and all materials to write on. Everything is yours to keep at the end of the class!

    PLEASE NOTE: This event is run by a third-party, with MBTB simply serving as the venue, so we encourage guests to contact Suki with any questions or concerns. Additional information is available via Suki's website.

    Search for "Suki" on our Events page for more Sip & Script Brush Lettering and Modern Calligraphy classes at MBTB!

  • Royal Oak

    Saturday Night Blues & Jazz Jam

    Saturday, March 11 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join Dan Cafferty & The Hot Rod Cherry Swing Band as they bring back our popular Saturday Night Blues & Jazz Jam on the second Saturday of each month! We're open to the public as usual, so stop by for some wine, toe-tapping and, if you're so inclined, dancing in the aisles! (Musicians interested in joining in the jam session, please contact Dan Cafferty at daniel.cafferty@yahoo.com for more information.)

  • Shelby Twp

    Sunday Funday Euchre Party

    Sunday, March 12 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    FREE PRE-REGISTRATION REQUESTED: Click here to sign up online.

    Sunday Funday Euchre is BACK with MBTB's Big G! No playing for money — just for fun. All experience levels welcome. Enjoy some wine and friendly camaraderie with fellow wine- and euchre-lovers. Must be age 21 or over. If interested in attending, please register for free via the Eventbrite link above. As euchre requires four players per table, we try our hardest to make sure we have the correct number of guests to make the game flow properly. If you forget to register, please feel free to stop in anyway and we'll try to find a spot for you at a playing table!

    We're open to the public as usual, with all traditional tasting options available, 12-6 p.m. So if you are coming with someone who doesn't want to play, they're welcome to sit at the bar or another table to enjoy wine/snacks until you're done playing!

  • Virtual

    Virtual Event: You Say Blaufrankisch, I Say Lemberger

    Monday, March 13 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    FREE pre-registration required; click here

    MBTB Virtual Events are back for the winter! No babysitter or designated driver needed — you can participate via Zoom from the comfort of your own home (in PJ pants, if desired) while it's cold outside! Stay tuned for more virtual events throughout the season.

    Join us for a virtual event exploring Blaufrankisch/Lemberger, a great Austrian grape that's on the rise in Michigan! We'll be joined by Kasey Wierzba of Shady Lane Cellars, James Lester of Wyncroft/Marland and Kristy McClellan of Left Foot Charley as we taste through their wineries' versions of Blaufrankisch/Lemberger and discuss the characteristics of the grape, suggested pairings and more. Registration is FREE, but purchase of one or more of the featured bottles is strongly encouraged to get the most out of your experience.

    Featured wines: • Shady Lane Cellars Blaufrankisch (available at MBTB Auburn)
    • Wyncroft Glacier's Edge Blaufrankisch (available at MBTB Auburn)
    • Left Foot Charley OMP Blaufrankisch (available at MBTB Auburn)
    • Left Foot Charley Blaufrankisch Rosé (available at MBTB Auburn)
    • Left Foot Charley Swanson Blaufrankisch (available at MBTB Auburn - very limited)

  • Royal Oak

    Sip Smarts with Pete: Topic TBD

    Thursday, Feb. 16 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Open to the public

    This is a drop-in event — no pre-registration required! Learn while you taste through a series of wines with Pete Longiotti, our wine education consultant! This session's theme is: TBD. Participation cost is $25 and includes the featured flight, instruction from Pete, and a $5 credit toward take-home wine (valid toward any wine in stock, not just the wines featured during the class). Additional wine + snacks available for purchase during the event. Just drop in at or before start time to participate!

    Class flight includes 2 oz. pours of: TBD — stay tuned!

  • Auburn Hills

    MBTB Movie Night: "Sour Grapes"

    Saturday, March 19 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Pre-registration required; click here to sign up online or call (248) 564-2134 during business hours to register.

    Join us for a fun, casual night of movies and wine at MBTB! We'll be screening the wine-themed documentary "Sour Grapes" on our big screen via projector. The $15 admission cost includes the movie screening, a serving of fresh-popped popcorn (we're borrowing our sister brewery's popper for the evening!) and a glass of wine (up to $12 in value). Additional wine, popcorn and snacks from our regular snack menu will be available for purchase. Seating is limited, and pre-registration is required. All attendees must be at least 21 years old. Seating begins at 7 p.m., with the screening beginning at 7:30 p.m. The movie's run time is 85 minutes. Last call for drinks and snacks will be approximately 8:45 p.m.

    Movie summary from the interwebs: This 2016 documentary explores the fine and rare wine auction market, centering around a counterfeiter who befriended the rich and powerful and sold millions of dollars of fraudulent wine through the top auction houses. Click here to watch the trailer.

  • Auburn Hills

    Dueling Duos with Laurentide Winery

    Saturday, March 25 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    Pre-registration required; click here to sign up online or call (248) 564-2134 during business hours.

    Two vintages each of three Laurentide wines go head to head in this afternoon event with Laurentide Winery owners Susan and Will Braymer! The $30 cost includes 2 oz. pours of each of the featured wines, a presentation by the Braymers and a $5 credit toward take-home bottles of any Laurentide wine we have in stock. Learn all about the grapes, the growing seasons and more as you taste through each pair. Which wine will come out on top in each duo? You decide! It’s the perfect afternoon out for lovers of dry white wine.

    The event’s featured wines are:
    - UNOAKED CHARDONNAY: 2019 vs. 2020
    - RIESLING: 2019 vs. 2020
    - PINOT GRIS: 2020 vs. 2021

  • Royal Oak

    Sip & Script Beginner Brush Lettering Class

    Sunday, April 2 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    Pre-registration required via third-party vendor; click here to sign up online.

    Join us for an afternoon of brush lettering and beverages! If you’ve always admired beautiful stationery, handwritten signage used at weddings or in home decor, or just love all hand-lettered crafts, this workshop will leave you feeling confident implementing this art form into your events or everyday life! Class includes 1.5 hours of instruction and demonstration, our beginner’s brush lettering kit (Bristol paper, tracing paper, our Brush Lettering Guides Bundle, 2 black Tombow Brush Markers, a round paintbrush, an inkpot pre-filled with gouache, and a pipette), and all materials to write on. Everything is yours to keep at the end of the class!

    PLEASE NOTE: This event is run by a third-party, with MBTB simply serving as the venue, so we encourage guests to contact Suki with any questions or concerns. Additional information is available via Suki's website.

    Search for "Suki" on our Events page for more Sip & Script Brush Lettering and Modern Calligraphy classes at MBTB!

  • Royal Oak

    Saturday Night Blues & Jazz Jam

    Saturday, April 8 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join Dan Cafferty & The Hot Rod Cherry Swing Band as they bring back our popular Saturday Night Blues & Jazz Jam on the second Saturday of each month! We're open to the public as usual, so stop by for some wine, toe-tapping and, if you're so inclined, dancing in the aisles! (Musicians interested in joining in the jam session, please contact Dan Cafferty at daniel.cafferty@yahoo.com for more information.)

  • Auburn Hills

    Sip & Script Beginner Brush Lettering Class

    Sunday, April 16 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    Pre-registration required via third-party vendor; click here to sign up online.

    Join us for an afternoon of brush lettering and beverages! If you’ve always admired beautiful stationery, handwritten signage used at weddings or in home decor, or just love all hand-lettered crafts, this workshop will leave you feeling confident implementing this art form into your events or everyday life! Class includes 1.5 hours of instruction and demonstration, our beginner’s brush lettering kit (Bristol paper, tracing paper, our Brush Lettering Guides Bundle, 2 black Tombow Brush Markers, a round paintbrush, an inkpot pre-filled with gouache, and a pipette), and all materials to write on. Everything is yours to keep at the end of the class!

    PLEASE NOTE: This event is run by a third-party, with MBTB simply serving as the venue, so we encourage guests to contact Suki with any questions or concerns. Additional information is available via Suki's website.

    Search for "Suki" on our Events page for more Sip & Script Brush Lettering and Modern Calligraphy classes at MBTB!

  • 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.

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

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

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.