UPDATE 2/11/21: MBTB fans: We appreciate your patience as we've settled in post-second shutdown at 25% capacity. Now that we're getting back into the swing of things and assessing how traffic and procedures are going, we need to make an update to our reservation policy.
For years, we've had a Group Tastings option available (reserved seating) with a $25 deposit that goes back to the guest afterward, which was mainly intended for groups of eight or more so we can plan seating and staffing accordingly. In this new world, we understand that many guests are apprehensive about getting a table at 25% capacity, and, in an effort to be accommodating, we’ve been allowing guests to make Group Tasting reservations with deposit for groups as small as two people. However, after assessing how that’s been going since reopening Feb. 3, we have decided we need to revert to first come, first served, until our capacity restrictions increase. We deeply appreciate all of the interest, but not being truly set up for reservations, it has posed some complications for our skeleton crew on both the administrative and service end.
We, of course, will honor all Group Tasting reservations made prior to this announcement, and we will most certainly revisit when we can begin accepting Group Tasting bookings as capacity limits shift over the next few months. In the meantime, if you would like to guarantee a spot, we encourage you to book one of our Winter Wine Bubbles. Furthermore, we can tell you it has rarely been busy since reopening, so it is unlikely you will have to wait for a table indoors. You’re always welcome to call ahead just to assess how busy we are if you’re wondering beforehand.
We appreciate you understanding as we adjust to the constraints of our new (and hopefully temporary) reality.
If you are interested in booking an In-Person Small Group Class or Virtual House Party now, or a Private Tasting or Private Fundraiser Tasting for later in the year (when hopefully some normalcy is restored), please complete the pink webform below and we'll respond to your message ASAP.
To reserve one of our Winter Wine Bubbles outside at MBTB Shelby Township or MBTB Auburn Hills, please click here to visit our Events page, where you'll find a reservations link in the left-hand sidebar.
Auburn Hills: up to 6 guests
Royal Oak: up to 6 guests
Shelby Twp: up to 6 guests
* Currently restricted to groups of six per MDHHS restrictions; larger Group Tasting reservations may be available later in the year.
Reserved seating during our regular business hours. Attendees order off the regular menu at menu pricing. $25 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit, credited back to organizer after event.
Entire tasting room reserved for your group during off-business hours (Sundays at 7 p.m. or later; Mondays or Tuesdays at any time). Also available between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursdays. Attendees order off the regular menu at menu pricing; can be charged to individuals or to organizer as desired. $250 non-refundable space rental fee + contract. Please see contract for cancellation/rescheduling policies/fees.
All Locations: Currently not available due to MDHHS restrictions, but may be available later in the year.
For non-profit organizations; must provide documentation. Entire tasting room reserved for your group during off-business hours (Sundays at 7 p.m. or later; Mondays or Tuesdays at any time). Attendees order off the regular menu at menu pricing; can be charged to individuals or to organizer as desired. $200 non-refundable space rental fee + contract. Please see contract for cancellation/rescheduling policies/fees.
up to 98 guests
Our MBTB Virtual House Party option is a great alternative to an in-person gathering: It's a private wine and/or beer tasting event for you and up to 98 friends on Zoom, led by one of our skilled team members! $100 presentation fee for public; $75 fee for MBTB Sipper Club members; $50 fee for Blue Skies Brewery-Auburn Hills Mile High Club members. Does not include cost of wine. Can also incorporate beer from Blue Skies Brewery-Auburn Hills if desired.
Our Auburn Hills location has a private party room!
The Veraison Room offers a more secluded experience for groups of up to 25 guests.
Due to MDHHS limits on groups, we currently are putting booked Group Tastings in the Veraison Room instead of in the main space, so the room is not available for renting. However, it may be available for renting later in the year. When available: Attendees order off the regular menu at menu pricing; can be charged to individuals or to organizer as desired. $50 non-refundable room rental fee + contract. Please see contract for cancellation/rescheduling policies/fees.
Please note that due to our space and tasting format, any groups of eight or more that drop in without a reservation may be limited to glasses (instead of tasting flights) to expedite services for all guests present. * This policy is moot during COVID, as the MDHHS restricts tables of groups of six or fewer.
Formal presentations are not included (though our team members are skilled at answering questions and helping guests pick wines they'll love). Formal presentations are available for a nominal fee; email us for pricing.
All deposits and fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
Outside food is permitted! We also can put you in touch with our trusted caterering partners if desired. Outside alcohol is not permitted.