Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room

Even more great reasons to stop in

Yes, we’re a place to buy and taste Michigan wine, but we’re also much more! Take a peek at all of the events we have coming up at MBTB Tasting Room to help you get even more engaged. Purchasing an event admission as a gift? Let us know – we’re happy to make a certificate for you!

Event cancellation policy

Due to our limited capacity, all sales are final for all events requiring pre-payment. If you find you cannot attend, you are welcome to send someone else in your place. We appreciate your understanding. For more information, call our Shelby Township store at (586) 843-3690, our Royal Oak store at (248) 850-7175 or our Auburn Hills store at (248) 564-2134.

Event seating

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

  • All Locations

    12 Days of Christmas Surprise Case Orders & Pickup

    Available for limited time

    Pre-ordering for our 12 Days of Christmas Surprise Cases is now available! Click here to pre-order. You also can just drop by to purchase one in store while supplies last!

    Each MBTB location has two cases available, each a mix of 12 red, white and/or rosé wines: - Sweet: $180 + tax
    - Dry: $220 + tax
    A limited number of Surprise Cases are available at each location. If you choose to order in advance to ensure we set one aside for you, once you complete the pre-order webform, our team member Kelly will be in touch with an electronic invoice that you can simply click on to pay online. During the promotional period Dec. 1-24, MBTB owners Cort and Shannon will appear on Facebook Live to discuss each day’s featured wines — Dry on odd days, Sweet on event days. Broadcasts also will be available for viewing afterward if you miss the live feed. We appreciate your support, and we look forward to sharing this fun holiday tradition with you!

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    Holiday Gift Card Special

    Through Dec. 24

    Our HOLIDAY GIFT CARD SPECIAL runs through Christmas Eve!
    🎁 Get a $20 bonus card for every $100 in gift cards purchased from MBTB!
    🎁 Get a $5 bonus card for every $50 in gift cards purchased from MBTB!

    And now for the fine print ...
    ❄️ Promotion valid only on gift cards purchased in person.
    ❄️ Gift cards are valid at any MBTB location and never expire.
    ❄️ Bonus cards are redeemable Jan. 2 - Feb. 27, 2022.

  • Royal Oak

    Stump Trivia Quiz (formerly Sporcle Live) at MBTB Royal Oak

    Wednesday, Dec. 1 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

    Stump Trivia Quiz (formerly Sporcle Live) at MBTB Shelby Township

    Thursday, Dec. 2 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

    Jingle Bell Bash

    Friday, Dec. 3 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us for our fifth annual Jingle Bell Bash during the City of Auburn Hills' Tree Lighting Ceremony, featuring holiday music by Pinter Whitnick, holiday treats, specials, the ever-popular bubbly cart, and more! During the event, 10% from take-home wine purchases will support the Auburn Hills Firefighters’ Helping Hands program, which provides assistance to families in need throughout the community. And for the first time, watch the Tree Lighting Ceremony from our patio with mulled wine!

  • All Locations

    Tasting & Tunes Live Music

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

    Open to the public

    Live music is now back at all three MBTB locations! Join us weekly as we welcome local musicians to MBTB Tasting Room, 7-9:30 p.m.! We're here until 10 p.m. and there's no cover charge, so just drop in!

    Upcoming performances
    Subject to change without notice
    • Dec. 3 @ Auburn: Pinter Whitnick (Holiday during Jingle Bell Bash)
    • Dec. 3 @ Royal Oak: Anthony Paparelli (Pop/Rock)
    • Dec. 3 @ Shelby: Dale Wicks (Folk/Pop)
    • Dec. 10 @ Auburn: Those Girls (Acoustic Variety)
    • Dec. 10 @ Royal Oak: After Blue (Acoustic Alternative)
    • Dec. 10 @ Shelby: Taylor DeRousse (Acoustic Covers)
    • Dec. 17 @ Auburn: John Finan (Folk/Acoustic Rock)
    • Dec. 17 @ Royal Oak: Devyn Mitchell (Acoustic Covers)
    • Dec. 17 @ Shelby: No music due to 'Twas the Saturday Before Christmas Party with live mussic on Saturday, Dec. 18
    • Dec. 24: No music due to Christmas Eve hours (12-4 p.m.) • Dec. 31: No music due to New Year's Eve hours (12-4 p.m.)

  • Auburn Hills

    Stump Trivia Quiz (formerly Sporcle Live) at MBTB Auburn Hills

    Saturday, Dec. 4 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.

  • Auburn Hills

    Wyncroft Red Wine Rewind

    Sunday, Dec. 5 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join Kelly, our director of wine education, for this drop-in event featuring delicious Wyncroft wines from days past! With every glass of current vintage Wyncroft or Marland wine purchased during the event, guests will receive a FREE sample of an earlier vintage Wyncroft wine to experience how the wines change over time and their aging potential. We'll have a special glass pour menu of current vintage Wyncroft and Marland wines — including some not on our daily tasting menu — for guests to choose from. Event runs 12-2 p.m. or while supplies last. Just stop by to participate!

    Aged vintage Wyncroft wines featured during the event include:
    - 2012 Shou (Bordeaux-style red blend)
    - 2012 Avonlea Vineyard Pinot Noir

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    Sunday Funday Sipper Club Perks

    Sunday, Dec. 5 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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

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

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

  • Royal Oak

    Domaine Berrien Cellars Winemaker's Dinner

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

    SOLD OUT!

    Take a trip to southwestern Michigan wine country without leaving Metro Detroit during this delicious evening out! Wally Maurer, owner/winemaker at Domaine Berrien Cellars in the Lake Michigan Shore region, will be here to lead us through a series of his wines and share more information about the winery, while the team from Wooden Whisk Creations serves up a multi-course gourmet dinner that pairs perfectly with the featured wine. The $70 cost includes the meal, paired wine and a $5 credit toward take-home purchase of DBC wine that night. (Gratuity not included.) Menu will include meat and/or seafood; vegetarian option available upon registration. Additional DBC wine available by the glass for a nominal fee throughout the evening.

  • Shelby Twp.

    Pizza on Wheels with Wooden Whisk Creations

    Wednesday, Dec. 8 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Pizza on Wheels is back on the second Wednesday of each month at MBTB Shelby Township! Our friends from Wooden Whisk Creations will be here whipping up fresh, made-to-order flatbread pizzas 5:30-7:30 p.m. or while supplies last. Just drop in to enjoy here or to grab carryout! Menu coming soon! Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free* options available.

    MENU
    Coming soon!

    * Disclaimer: Although our gluten-free items are prepared using dedicated utensils/cooking methods, they are prepared in the same facility as items that contain gluten. We cannot guarantee that the finished products are 100% free of gluten, as there is always a possibility of trace amounts crossing over from other kitchen areas. Please consider this when ordering. We appreciate your understanding!

  • Royal Oak

    Stump Trivia Quiz (formerly Sporcle Live) at MBTB Royal Oak

    Wednesday, Dec. 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

    Stump Trivia Quiz (formerly Sporcle Live) at MBTB Shelby Township

    Thursday, Dec. 9 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 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, Dec. 10 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Live music is now back at all three MBTB locations! Join us weekly as we welcome local musicians to MBTB Tasting Room, 7-9:30 p.m.! We're here until 10 p.m. and there's no cover charge, so just drop in!

    Upcoming performances
    Subject to change without notice
    • Dec. 10 @ Auburn: Those Girls (Acoustic Variety)
    • Dec. 10 @ Royal Oak: After Blue (Acoustic Alternative)
    • Dec. 10 @ Shelby: Taylor DeRousse (Acoustic Covers)
    • Dec. 17 @ Auburn: John Finan (Folk/Acoustic Rock)
    • Dec. 17 @ Royal Oak: Devyn Mitchell (Acoustic Covers)
    • Dec. 17 @ Shelby: No music due to 'Twas the Saturday Before Christmas Party with live mussic on Saturday, Dec. 18
    • Dec. 24: No music due to Christmas Eve hours (12-4 p.m.) • Dec. 31: No music due to New Year's Eve hours (12-4 p.m.)

  • Royal Oak

    Saturday Night Blues & Jazz Jam: Holiday Edition

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

    Open to the public

    BLUES & JAZZ JAM IS BACK! Join Joel Palmer & 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 Joel Palmer at joel@joelpalmermusic.com for more information.)

  • Auburn Hills

    Stump Trivia Quiz (formerly Sporcle Live) at MBTB Auburn Hills

    Saturday, Dec. 11 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

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

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    Sunday Funday Sipper Club Perks

    Sunday, Dec. 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, through the end of 2021, half off the menu price corkage fee on bottle service!

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

  • Royal Oak

    Holiday Brunch with Wooden Whisk Creations

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

    SOLD OUT!

    It's easy like Sunday morning ... it's BRUNCH + WINE!  Join us for a four-course brunch with our friends from Wooden Whisk Creations. The $40 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 be open to the public. Seating begins at 12 p.m.; event kicks off at 12:30 p.m.

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

  • Royal Oak

    Book & Bottle Club: Circe

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

    Open to the public

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

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    Tasting & Tunes Live Music

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

    Open to the public

    Live music is now back at all three MBTB locations! Join us weekly as we welcome local musicians to MBTB Tasting Room, 7-9:30 p.m.! We're here until 10 p.m. and there's no cover charge, so just drop in!

    Upcoming performances
    Subject to change without notice
    • Dec. 17 @ Auburn: John Finan (Folk/Acoustic Rock)
    • Dec. 17 @ Royal Oak: Devyn Mitchell (Acoustic Covers)
    • Dec. 17 @ Shelby: No music due to 'Twas the Saturday Before Christmas Party with live mussic on Saturday, Dec. 18
    • Dec. 24: No music due to Christmas Eve hours (12-4 p.m.) • Dec. 31: No music due to New Year's Eve hours (12-4 p.m.)

  • Shelby Twp

    'Twas the Saturday Before Christmas Party

    Saturday, Dec. 18 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    Open to the public

    Join us for what was formerly our annual Christmas Eve Eve Party (because Christmas Eve Eve Eve Eve Eve Eve Eve Party just didn't have the same ring to it, and we wanted to keep it on a Saturday night)! Festivities include live holiday music by Mark Reitenga, 7-9:30 p.m.; our annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest; and more! Stay tuned for more details. This year, this event will be held at MBTB Shelby ONLY. No pre-registration required; just drop in! We look forward to seeing you!

  • Auburn Hills

    Stump Trivia Quiz (formerly Sporcle Live) at MBTB Auburn Hills

    Saturday, Dec. 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.

  • All Locations

    Sunday Funday Sipper Club Perks

    Sunday, Dec. 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, through the end of 2021, half off the menu price corkage fee on bottle service!

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

  • Auburn Hills

    Sunday Brunch with Wooden Whisk Creations

    Sunday, Jan. 9 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Click here to register online or call (248) 564-2134.

    Usher in 2022 with BRUNCH + WINE! Join us for a four-course brunch with our friends from Wooden Whisk Creations. The $40 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 wine by the glass available for purchase during the event. Space is extremely limited. Seating begins at 12 p.m.; event kicks off at 12:30 p.m. This event will take place in a cordoned off area of the tasting room; the rest of the tasting room will be open to the public starting at 12 p.m.

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

  • Shelby Twp

    Sunday Funday Euchre Party

    Sunday,Jan. 9 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

    Sunday Funday Euchre is BACK for the cold months! MBTB's Big G will be running this event until our regulars Richard and Carol are able to return as hosts. We can't wait to see all of our euchre regulars — and we'd love to see some new faces, too! 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!

  • Shelby Twp.

    Sunday Brunch with Wooden Whisk Creations

    Sunday, Jan. 23 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Click here to register online or call (248) 564-2134.

    Usher in 2022 with BRUNCH + WINE! Join us for a four-course brunch with our friends from Wooden Whisk Creations. The $40 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 wine by the glass available for purchase during the event. Space is extremely limited. Seating begins at 12 p.m.; event kicks off at 12:30 p.m. This event will take place in a cordoned off area of the tasting room; the rest of the tasting room will be open to the public starting at 12 p.m.

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

  • 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.

Virtual Event

Book a Virtual House Party with us!

Our Virtual House Party option via MBTB Tasting Rooms and Blue Skies Brewery-Auburn Hills brings wine and/or beer tastings directly into your living room via Zoom!

Here's how it works: You pick the date and time (subject to availability) and one of our trusty MBTB or BSB team members will arrange your own personalized wine or beer tasting. It can be one-on-one or with up to 98 of your friends (appropriately socially distanced, of course, or they can dial into Zoom separately). You can choose the wines/beers from our stash, or you can leave it to us. No minimum wine/beer purchased is required beyond the session fee, so you're welcome to split bottles between friends, each get your own, whatever you like. Your dedicated host will lead you through the wine and beers, answer your questions, etc. Great for our regulars who miss hanging out, bachelorette parties, birthday parties, family get-togethers, block parties, etc.

Cost per 1-hour session (does not include wine/beer):
- $100 for general public
- $75 for MBTB Sipper Club members
- $50 for BSB Mile High Club members
+ $25 per extra half-hour desired

To request a Virtual House Party, please complete the Virtual House Party request webform. We'll get back to you ASAP to discuss your event and get everything planned.

And now for the fine print …
- Due to restrictions associated with our licensing, we are (sadly) not able to deliver alcohol to you. Wine or beer will need to be picked up at one of our locations.
- All attendees must be age 21 or older.

Auburn Hills • Royal Oak • Shelby Twp

Featured Artist

MBTB Tasting Room is home to a long-term gallery exhibit by Michigan artist Stephanie Schlatter. Stephanie, who hails from the Grand Rapids area, describes herself as “a painter of color, with a passion for expressing those things which inspire me.” One of those things is Michigan wine country, which served as the catalyst for Stephanie’s series, “On the Michigan Wine Trail.” The OTMWT works are her vivid depictions of the state’s sweeping vineyard vistas, but Stephanie says it’s more than just an attempt to re-create beautiful scenery.

“It explores the essence of the region’s many seasonal faces,” she explained. “It reveals the hearts of the people who live there, and what happens to them as they inhabit and grow attached to this enchanting place. It captures the magic that I personally found there, that has in turn captured me. My series, like their wine, tells of the people – their journeys, their art, and the relationships they’ve built with the land. The stories are all there on the canvas, like a bottle of wine, waiting for us to uncork it.”

You can see portions of Stephanie’s OTMWT series in person at MBTB Tasting Room, and also purchase originals and/or prints of various sizes on site.

Learn more about Stephanie

Auburn Hills • Royal Oak • Shelby Twp

Wine Sign Wall

The colorful Wine Sign Walls at all three of our locations is in partnership with Victoria Flechsig, Life Expressions independent consultant. Some feature whimsical wine phrases; others are specially made for us, like our Michigan Wine Subway Sign, featuring local wine regions and grapes grown here in the state. Interested in ordering one of them? Drop us a line for details.