Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room

About Michigan By The Bottle

We are Shannon and Cortney Casey, suburban Detroiters and certified sommeliers who adore Michigan wine. Believing that the wines from our great state, and the wineries that produce them, were generally underappreciated and underpublicized, we founded MichiganByTheBottle.com in June 2009. It started out as just a blog, but quickly gained traction and popularity. We discovered that there was an extensive base of consumers committed to “drinking local” and ripe for unification, as well as an entire population of prospective Michigan wine lovers that remained untapped.

We now post original content on Michigan wines and wineries regularly, including articles, audio podcasts, video podcasts, video features, winemaker interviews, video travel diaries, travel guides and more. We also aggregate Michigan wine-related links from around the web. We facilitate the largest Michigan wine-loving community online, with thousands of Facebook fans (who actively discuss their wine adventures and experiences) and Twitter followers.

The more involved we became in the wine industry, the more deeply in love with it we fell and the more determined we became to making it an even bigger part of our lives. With the nearest wine trail over an hour away, we started feeling like we lived in what we call “the black hole of Michigan wine,” and we were noticing how many excellent Michigan wineries were virtually unknown in metro Detroit.

That’s how we ended up partnering with several Michigan wineries that were smaller, family-run, with self distribution or limited distribution, but were highly acclaimed. Each has its own fascinating origin story and its own winemaking philosophy, but all are committed to producing quality wines using estate-grown and/or locally sourced fruit. These are people who we’ve come to adore since meeting them, and we hope our customers will come to feel the same way about these wineries and their products with the chance to try them in our tasting rooms.

Read more in our Michigan By The Bottle fifth birthday blog.

Group & Private Tastings

Please visit our Groups page to view indoor group options and submit an inquiry.


We are committed to making a difference in our community, and we know there are many wonderful and worthwhile causes out there. Because we felt like our efforts were becoming so piecemeal over the last few years that they weren't making much of a difference, we have decided to make larger donations to a fewer number of organizations each year in order to maximize our impact. Our chosen organizations for 2021 are the MIU-Men's Health Foundation and the Michigan Animal Rescue League.

Meet The Team


  • Monday – Tuesday  Closed for special events
  • Wednesday – Thursday 4 – 9 p.m.
  • Friday 2 – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday 12 – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday 12 – 6 p.m.

Outside food permitted any time during our regular business hours, Wednesday through Sunday!

Auburn Hills

3384 Auburn Road

South side of Auburn, just west of N. Squirrel.

Parking Abundant FREE parking along Auburn Road, in the garage just south of the building and lots to the east and west. Lots and garage accessible off of Primary Street, one block south of Auburn. Click here to view a parking map.

Outdoor Seating Yes (extensive): shaded tables/chairs + lounge area

Phone 248.564.2134


Manager Kathryn Roussey

Assistant Managers
 Dee Lantto

Royal Oak

29932 Woodward Avenue

East side of Woodward, just south of Webster.

Parking Abundant FREE parking at rear of building, off of Webster, in the Oak Tree Shops lot. Additional parking available along Webster.

Outdoor Seating No

Phone 248.850.7175


Manager Nathan Fiame

Assistant Manager
 Dee Lantto

Shelby Twp.

45645 Hayes Road

West side of Hayes, north of Hall (M-59); Southwest corner of Hayes & Lakeside Blvd.

Parking Large lot adjacent to the store.

Outdoor Seating Yes (limited): shaded tables/chairs

Phone 586.843.3690


Manager Rayanna Dieball

Assistant Managers