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 through Feb. 1

We are limited to curbside/carryout until at least Feb. 1 during the current 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 Feb. 1

    We are limited to curbside/carryout through at least Feb. 1 during the 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.

  • All Locations

    Valentine's Dinner to Go with Wooden Whisk Creations: Orders Accepted

    Jan. 15 - Feb. 8

    Email us at tasting@michiganbythebottle.com with your order! (See below for options)

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with delicious food from our friends at Wooden Whisk Creations! To order, email your selections from the menu below and the MBTB location where you'd like to pick up (Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, Shelby Township) to tasting@michiganbythebottle.com. Ordering deadline is 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, or when food prep capacity is met. We will send you an electronic invoice to pay online. Don't forget the wine! Pickup is Saturday, Feb. 13, 12-3 p.m., at the MBTB location selected when you ordered.

    MENU:
    Meals are priced per person based on the entree selected. All meals come with the salad, starter course and dessert, as well as storage and reheating instructions.

    Starter:
    Individual Cheese Plate - 3 cheeses, nuts, crostini, jam (vegetarian)

    First:
    WWC Wedge Salad / Iceberg Wedge, Bacon Crumbles, Tomatoes, Chives, Buttermilk Blue Island Dressing (vegetarian option: no bacon - please request upon ordering)

    Entree Choices:
    • Grilled Salt + Pepper Tenderloin of Beef (4oz) / Crimini-Red Wine Butter, Lemony Asparagus, Yukon-Sweet Potato Stack - $48
    • Citrus Salt-Crusted Salmon Filet (4oz) / Sundried Tomato-Chive Butter, Lemony Asparagus, Yukon-Sweet Potato Stack - $45
    • Crispy Gnocchi + Chickpeas / Brussel Sprouts, Kalamatas, Walnuts, Lemony Brown Butter, Feta - $38 (vegetarian)

    Dessert:
    Molten Chocolate-Espresso Cake / Kahlua Whipped Cream, Candied Orange (vegetarian)

  • Virtual Event

    Virtual Book & Bottle Club: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

    Tuesday, Jan. 19 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 January is "The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue" by V.E. Schwab.

  • Virtual Event

    MBTB Coronacast 39

    Sunday, Jan. 24 7:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Nathan and Kelly will be filling in for Cort and Shannon this week, so tune in for new shenanigans! 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:
    • Rove Unoaked Chardonnay (available at MBTB Shelby Township)
    • Peninsula Cellars Merlot (available at MBTB Shelby Township / MBTB Royal Oak)
    • Shady Lane Sparkling Riesling (available at MBTB Auburn Hills)

    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!

  • Virtual Event

    A Virtual Evening of Cheese & Wine with Zingerman's Creamery

    Monday, Jan. 25 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Pre-registration with purchase of food + wine required; click here to register.

    Since we can't gather in person quite yet, we're taking one of our most popular events online! Join us for an enjoyable evening of artisan cheese from Ann Arbor-based Zingerman's Creamery alongside paired wines from MBTB Royal Oak on Zoom. Guests can pre-order a $99 package for pickup that includes three Zingerman's cheeses — Cervelle de Canut, Sharon Hollow and Classic Mini Brie — and three (750 mL) bottles of pre-selected wines. (Sorry, no substitutions for this package.) The Zingerman's team will be discussing the featured cheeses and how they're made, while Shannon, Cort and Pete will moderate the discussion and discuss the featured wines/pairings.

    Two wine packages available:
    • SWEET: 45 North Medium-Sweet Riesling, Verterra Fox Island Sparkler, Sandhill Crane Vineyards Solstice
    • DRY: Peninsula Cellars Barrel Reserve Chardonnay, Domaine Berrien Cabernet Franc, Bel Lago Pinot Noir

    Both packages include complete tubs/wedges of:
    • CERVELLE DE CANUT: A French-inspired spreadable goat cheese seasoned with olive oil, chopped chives, shallots, black and green peppercorns and fresh herbs.
    • SHARON HOLLOW: Fresh, delicately flaky cheese made by layering cow’s milk curd with a mixture of garlic-infused fromage blanc and freshly chopped chives.
    • CLASSIC MINI BRIE: Rich and buttery aged cheese made from Calder Dairy cow's milk.

    Ordering deadline is 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, or when event capacity is met, whichever comes first. Cheese/wine package pickup is Friday, Jan. 22-Sunday, Jan. 24 at MBTB Royal Oak. Wine + cheese must be purchased to participate in the Zoom event (but only one package is required per household, not per person). Zoom link will be sent out to registered participants the day of the event.

  • Virtual Event

    Brown Bag Blind Tasting with Pete and Cort

    Monday, Feb. 1 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    FREE pre-registration required; click here to register.

    How can you determine which varietal is in your glass without ever seeing a label? Join MBTB's Pete and Cort as they delve into the world of blind tasting via a series of obscured reds and whites. We'll be discussing how to rely on your senses to find nuances that point to specific grapes. Pick up your brown bagged blind wines from any or all of the MBTB locations to play along! (No cheating — honor system!) Zoom link will be provided to registered guests via email the day of the event. If after registering you realize you can no longer attend, we kindly ask that you remove your registration to allow space for others to participate.

    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:
    • ST1: $20 (white - available at MBTB Shelby)
    • ST2: $22 (red - available at MBTB Shelby)
    • RO1: $16 (white - available at MBTB Royal Oak)
    • RO2: $30 (red - available at MBTB Royal Oak)
    • AH1: $20 (white - available at MBTB Auburn Hills)
    • AH2: $26 (red - available at MBTB Auburn Hills)

  • Virtual Event

    Pizza Pairings with Pete and Cort

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

    FREE pre-registration required; click here to register.

    Details coming soon! Zoom link will be provided to registered guests via email the day of the event. If after registering you realize you can no longer attend, we kindly ask that you remove your registration to allow space for others to participate.

    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:
    • TBD

  • All Locations

    Valentine's Dinner to Go with Wooden Whisk Creations: Order Pickup

    Saturday, Feb. 13 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Email us at tasting@michiganbythebottle.com with your order! (See below for options)

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with delicious food from our friends at Wooden Whisk Creations! To order, email your selections from the menu below and the MBTB location where you'd like to pick up (Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, Shelby Township) to tasting@michiganbythebottle.com. Ordering deadline is 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, or when food prep capacity is met. We will send you an electronic invoice to pay online. Don't forget the wine! Pickup is Saturday, Feb. 13, 12-3 p.m., at the MBTB location selected when you ordered.

    MENU:
    Meals are priced per person based on the entree selected. All meals come with the salad, starter course and dessert, as well as storage and reheating instructions.

    Starter:
    Individual Cheese Plate - 3 cheeses, nuts, crostini, jam (vegetarian)

    First:
    WWC Wedge Salad / Iceberg Wedge, Bacon Crumbles, Tomatoes, Chives, Buttermilk Blue Island Dressing (vegetarian option: no bacon)

    Entree Choices:
    • Grilled Salt + Pepper Tenderloin of Beef (4oz) / Crimini-Red Wine Butter, Lemony Asparagus, Yukon-Sweet Potato Stack - $48
    • Citrus Salt-Crusted Salmon Filet (4oz) / Sundried Tomato-Chive Butter, Lemony Asparagus, Yukon-Sweet Potato Stack - $45
    • Crispy Gnocchi + Chickpeas / Brussel Sprouts, Kalamatas, Walnuts, Lemony Brown Butter, Feta - $38 (vegetarian)

    Dessert:
    Molten Chocolate-Espresso Cake / Kahlua Whipped Cream, Candied Orange (vegetarian)

  • 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 • Shelby Twp

Winter Wine Bubble Reservations

We are now accepting reservations for our new Winter Wine Bubbles at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Auburn Hills and Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Shelby Township! Each heated bubble seats up to four guests and, as they are enclosed, are intended for members of the same household or "quarantine pod." The $25 fee includes reservation of the heated bubble for a 90-minute timeslot and helps offset the cost of materials, heating, staffing, etc.

Wine is available by the bottle or by the glass. Due to the shutdown, we have only limited snacks available, but you're welcome to bring outside food. Masks are required until seated inside the bubble, and we kindly ask that you don your mask while our team serves you to keep everyone safe.

Please be sure you're booking at the correct location and have reviewed all of the terms prior to finalizing your reservation. We're sorry, but we cannot honor Groupons in the bubbles due to our limited staff and snack supplies during shutdown. However, we will be honoring Groupons for an additional two months after we reopen.

To make a reservation, or more information — including how the bubbles are cleaned, what we recommend you wear/bring, etc. — please click below.

Click here to reserve an Auburn Hills bubble (3 available)

Click here to reserve a Shelby Township bubble (1 available)

Click here to reserve an Auburn Hills bubble for Valentine's Weekend (Feb. 12-14)

Click here to reserve a Shelby Township bubble for Valentine's Weekend (Feb. 12-14)

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.