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!

No Dine-In Service Nov. 18 - Dec. 8

We are limited to curbside/carryout Nov. 18 - Dec. 8 during the three-week bar/restaurant shutdown period. Our team is here for you to pick up bottles for the holidays and glasses of wine to go. We appreciate your support during this challenging time!

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.

  • All Locations

    Carryout/Curbside Service Only

    Through Dec. 8

    We are limited to curbside/carryout Nov. 18 - Dec. 8 during the three-week bar/restaurant shutdown period. Our team is here for you to pick up bottles for the holidays and glasses of wine to go. We appreciate your support during this challenging time!

    Please click here for a calendar of our upcoming retail hours.

  • Pre-Order Event

    Holiday Preparedness Kit

    Through Dec. 8

    Remember our Quarantine Relief Package from the spring? Its wintertime counterpart, the Holiday Preparedness Kit, is here! Build your own half-case (six bottles) or full case (12 bottles) from a list of nearly 200 wines at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Auburn Hills! View the list here, then email us with your order at tasting@michiganbythebottle.com!

  • Pre-Order Event

    Holiday To Go with Wooden Whisk Creations

    Through Dec. 8

    Click here to view price list! Simplify this holiday season! Our friends at Wooden Whisk Creations will make your holidays merry and bright with one-of-a-kind desserts and holiday morning breakfast bakes the whole family will love, and MBTB will help put the finishing touches on with perfectly paired wine. To order, email your selections from the price list (link above) and the MBTB location where you'd like to pick up (Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, Shelby Township) to tasting@michiganbythebottle.com by 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. We will send you an electronic invoice to pay online. Don't forget the wine! Pickup is Wednesday, Dec. 23, at the MBTB location selected when you ordered. Pickup timeframe will be announced shortly.

  • Auburn Hills

    Virtual Jingle Bell Bash

    Friday, Dec. 4 Please see below

    Open to the public

    Dec. 4 would have been our fifth annual Jingle Bell Bash during the City of Auburn Hills' Tree Lighting Ceremony, but 2020 had other plans ... The city is taking the ceremony virtual, so we're taking our party (partially) virtual, too!

    ENJOY HOLIDAY TUNES: Detroit-based duo Pinter Whitnick, who were scheduled to play during this year's Jingle Bell Bash, will be hitting the virtual stage on Facebook Live to perform holiday tunes, 8-9 p.m. So after checking out the city's virtual tree lighting at 6 p.m. on their page, come on over to our Facebook page for some music guaranteed to get you into the Christmas spirit!

    SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE: Typically, 10% from take-home bottle sales during Jingle Bell Bash supports the Auburn Hills Firefighters Helping Hands program, which assists local families in need. Even though we won't be able to have the actual party, we will still be donating 10% from take-home bottle sales (regularly priced bottles) at MBTB Auburn Hills during our 3-8 p.m. retail hours on Dec. 4 to the Auburn Hills Firefighters Helping Hands. So come out and shop for a great cause! (Not valid on Holiday Preparedness Kit wines.)

  • Royal Oak

    Holiday Brunch with Wooden Whisk Creations (Royal Oak / Saturday)

    Saturday, Dec. 5 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    EVENT CANCELLED due to bar/restaurant shutdown. Registered participants have been contacted directly.

    All four 2020 holiday brunches will have a different menu! Celebrate the season with BRUNCH + WINE! Join us for a four-course brunch with our friends from Wooden Whisk Creations. The $35 cost includes a series of small brunch plates, a 5 oz. mimosa, three paired 2 oz. 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. Mimosas and glass pours available for purchase during the event.

    Space is extremely 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.

    MENU:
    • Orange Pastry Swirls / Coconut + Pecans
    • Avocado Toast / Cream Cheese, Pomegranate Seeds, Citrus Salt
    • Baked Potato Brunch Boats / Eggs, Cheddar, Bacon, Sour Cream + Chives
    • Fig + Walnut Biscotti

    DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: We're sorry, but due to the nature of this event, we will not be able to accommodate any dietary special requests.

  • Virtual Event

    MBTB Coronacast 33

    Sunday, Dec. 6 7:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Lockdown is back (sort of), and so are we! Who says social distancing means you need to drink alone? Tune in to our Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Shelby Township Facebook page for another Facebook Live tasting with MBTB owners Cort and Shannon! Tasting begins at 8 p.m.; Pre-Show Pre-Party® nonsense begins at 7:45 p.m. We'll be featuring three different wines available for take-home purchase at MBTB locations:
    • Domaine Berrien Cellars Garden Party White (available at MBTB Royal Oak and MBTB Shelby Township)
    • Marland Pinot Noir (available at MBTB Auburn Hills)
    • Peninsula Cellars Barrel Aged Chardonnay (available at MBTB Royal Oak and MBTB Shelby Township)

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

  • Auburn Hills

    Holiday Brunch with Wooden Whisk Creations (Auburn Hills / Sunday)

    Sunday, Dec. 6 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    EVENT CANCELLED due to bar/restaurant shutdown. Registered participants have been contacted directly.

    All four 2020 holiday brunches will have a different menu! Celebrate the season with BRUNCH + WINE! Join us for a four-course brunch with our friends from Wooden Whisk Creations. The $35 cost includes a series of small brunch plates, a 5 oz. mimosa, three paired 2 oz. 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. Mimosas and glass pours available for purchase during the event.

    Space is extremely 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.

    MENU:
    • Ham + Swiss Sticky Bun / Maple Drizzle
    German Potato Pancake / Apple Butter, Green Onions + Goat Cheese Crumbles
    Corned Beef Hash Frittata / Dubliner, 1000 Island-Horseradish Drizzle
    Triple Chocolate Greek Yogurt Muffin / White Chocolate Ganache>

    DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: We're sorry, but due to the nature of this event, we will not be able to accommodate any dietary special requests.

  • Virtual Event

    Pinot Noir Triple Taste-Off with Rove Estate, Brys Estate and Blustone Vineyards

    Monday, Dec. 7 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    FREE pre-registration required; click here to register.

    It's known as "the Heartbreak Grape," but Pinot Noir is worth all of the blood, sweat and tears. Learn all about this great grape and the wines produced from it during our next TRIPLE winemaker session, featuring Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery's McKenzie Gallagher, Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery's Coenraad Stassen and Blustone Vineyards' Tom Knighton, and moderated by MBTB's Shannon and Cortney Casey. We'll be tasting through all three winemakers' interpretations of Pinot Noir as we discuss the characteristics of the grape, the winemakers' approach, growing details and more. This is a rare opportunity to hear from three winemakers in a single session in the comfort of your own home! Zoom link will be provided to registered guests via email the day of the event. Registration is FREE and open to the first 90 registrants, but purchase of one or more of the bottles is highly encouraged to get the most out of your session!

    Event featured wines:
    - Rove Estate 2017 Pinot Noir ($32, available at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Shelby Township)
    - Brys Estate 2018 Pinot Noir Reserve ($32, available at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Auburn Hills)
    - Blustone Vineyards 2017 Pinot Noir ($28, available at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Royal Oak)

  • Virtual Event

    Virtual Book & Bottle Club: City of Girls

    Tuesday, Dec. 8 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 (248) 850-7175. Fee comes back to you as MBTB e-gift card!

    Love to read? Love to drink wine? Us, too!

    Join us on Zoom for the next meeting of MBTB's book club, featuring fun, easygoing discussion paired with wine! For the online sessions, pre-registration is required; the cost is $10, but comes back to you as an MBTB gift card that never expires! (This will greatly help us as we struggle to recover from the aftermath of the shutdown and assist us in paying our team — we appreciate your understanding!) Click on the Eventbrite link to register. Please note that guests registering via Eventbrite will incur a small fee that goes back to Eventbrite, which cannot be added back to the $10 gift card. If you would like to avoid the fee, please call in to register at (248) 850-7175 during our business hours: 2-9 p.m. Wed/Thurs; 12-10 p.m. Fri/Sat; 12-6 p.m. Sun to register via phone instead. All tickets are non-refundable. Stay up to date on Book & Bottle events by joining our Facebook group. Our featured book for December is "City of Girls" by Elizabeth Gilbert.

  • Shelby Twp

    Pizza on Wheels with Wooden Whisk Creations

    Wednesday, Dec. 9 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Open to the public

    It's baaaaaack! Our friends from Wooden Whisk Creations are returning to Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Shelby Township with their Pizza on Wheels flatbread pizza pop-up! Wooden Whisk Creations will be onsite serving up a variety of gourmet flatbread pizzas. Meanwhile, we’ll be slinging wine and suggesting the perfect pairings for your pizza. No reservations — just drop in! It’s all first come, first served, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Menu coming soon. We’re open to the public as usual, with all traditional tasting options available.

    Not feeling comfortable staying? No worries! Just call in your order in advance (starting at 6 p.m.) at (586) 843-3690 and pay over the phone, and we'll run it out curbside when it's ready! Don't forget the wine!

    MENU

    PIZZAS / ALL VEGAN CRUST:
    Plain Jane - $10 / WWC Red Sauce, Pepperoni, Mozzarella + Parmesan
    Supreme - $14 / WWC Red Sauce, Pepperoni, Sausage, Ham, Mushrooms, Green Peppers, Onions, Black Olives, Mozzarella + Parmesan
    Pizza Bianca - $12 / Parmesan Cream Sauce, Spinach, Mushrooms, Garlic, Mozzarella, Red Pepper Flakes (Veg)
    Red, White + Blue - $14 / Garlicky Olive Oil, Herb Grilled Chicken, Red Grapes, Blue Cheese, Mozzarella, Scallions + Hot Honey Drizzle
    ***Plain Jane can be made Vegetarian with Extra Cheese
    ***Supreme + Blue pizzas can be made Vegetarian with No Meat + Extra Veggies
    ***Any Pizza on GF/Vegan Crust, + $3 ***Any Pizza with Vegan Cheese/Sauce, +$2


    Salad:
    Simple is Best Salad - $5 / Lettuces + Baby Spinach, Walnuts, Lemon Vinaigrette, Parmesan, Freshly Cracked Pepper
    ***Availabe without Nuts and/or Parmesan

    Dessert:
    Boston Cream Pudding Cake $4 / Chocolate Ganache (not GF or DF)

  • Auburn Hills

    Holiday Brunch with Wooden Whisk Creations (Auburn Hills / Saturday) Gluten-Free Edition

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

    SPACES AVAILABLE: Pre-registration with payment required; click here to reserve your spot.

    All four 2020 holiday brunches will have a different menu! Celebrate the season with BRUNCH + WINE! Join us for a four-course brunch with our friends from Wooden Whisk Creations. The $35 cost includes a series of small brunch plates, a 5 oz. mimosa, three paired 2 oz. 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. Mimosas and glass pours available for purchase during the event.

    Space is extremely 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.

    MENU: (All dishes for this date happen to be gluten-free!)
    • Bruleed Citrus Salad / Vanilla-Almond Granola, Yogurt Dollop, Pomegranate Seeds (GF)
    • Sausage + Cranberry Stuffed Mushrooms / Sage, Parmesan (GF)
    • Pork Carnitas Chilaquiles / Tomatillo Salsa, Queso Fresco, Cilantro, Radish, Poached Egg (GF)
    • Gingerbread Oatmeal Bake / Pecans, Golden Raisins, Maple Glaze (GF)

    DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: We're sorry, but due to the nature of this event, we will not be able to accommodate any dietary special requests.

  • Auburn Hills

    Holiday Brunch with Wooden Whisk Creations (Royal Oak / Sunday)

    Sunday, Dec. 13 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    SOLD OUT!

    All four 2020 holiday brunches will have a different menu! Celebrate the season with BRUNCH + WINE! Join us for a four-course brunch with our friends from Wooden Whisk Creations. The $35 cost includes a series of small brunch plates, a 5 oz. mimosa, three paired 2 oz. 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. Mimosas and glass pours available for purchase during the event.

    Space is extremely 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.

    MENU:
    • Winter Fruit Salad / Honeyed Poppy Seed Dressing, Mint
    • Baked Egg Bruschetta / Butternut, Mushrooms, Thyme, Feta
    • Holiday Cristo Croissant Panini / Ham, Turkey, White Cheddar, Cranberry-Pepper Jelly, Powdered Sugar
    • Glazed Eggnog Donuts / Nutmeg + Sprinkles

    DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: We're sorry, but due to the nature of this event, we will not be able to accommodate any dietary special requests.

  • Virtual Event

    Seasonal Sparklers with Cort

    Monday, Dec. 14 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    FREE pre-registration required; click here to register.

    If you ONLY drink sparkling wine around the holidays, you officially are committing what Cort considers the cardinal sin of bubbly: You're not drinking nearly enough of it! But if you need to be eased into the wonderful world of bubbles, the holidays are the perfect time to get started. Cort will be discussing a series of wines from the MBTB stash perfect for your seasonal celebrations, as well as covering how different styles of sparkling wine are made, why there's no such thing as Champagne from Michigan, the mind-boggling sparkling sweetness scale and more. Zoom link will be provided to registered guests via email the day of the event. Registration is FREE and open to the first 90 registrants, but purchase of one or more of the bottles is highly encouraged to get the most out of your session!

    Event featured wines:
    • Verterra Winery 2013 Brut Sparkler (available at MBTB Royal Oak or MBTB Shelby Township)
    • Bel Lago Winery 2019 Sparkling Auxerrois (available at MBTB Royal Oak)
    • Verterra Winery 2019 Sparkling Pinot Blanc (available at MBTB Royal Oak)
    • Blustone Vineyards 2019 Blu Secco (available at MBTB Royal Oak)
    • Chateau Chantal Winery Celebrate (available at MBTB Auburn Hills)
    • Chateau Chantal Winery Beguile (available at MBTB Auburn Hills)

  • Virtual Event

    The Delight Before Christmas with Pete

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

    FREE pre-registration required; click here to register.

    Stay tuned for details on this FREE event featuring Pete pairing wines with Christmas cookies!

    Event featured wines:
    • TBD

  • 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.