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

Interested in visiting with a group (up to 20 guests) during our regular business hours or larger/corporate groups (30+) during our off-business hours? Click here to get the basics! Ready to book? Drop us an email to get started. (Nonprofits: We also have a Private Fundraiser Tasting option to help raise money for your cause!)


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 organization for 2019 is the MIU-Men's Health Foundation's Run for the Ribbon.

Meet The Team


First come, first served during regular business hours; no reservations needed. Just swing on by to sample, sip and/or pick up a bottle to take home!

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

Groups: Please click here for more information about visiting us.

We're sorry, but we do not permit outside food except in the circumstances outlined on the Groups page.

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.

Phone 248.564.2134


Manager Ashley Lepidi

Assistant Managers
 Rochele Jakubowski
 Kathy Murphy
 Whitney Pearce

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.

Phone 248.850.7175


Manager Veronica Burnett

Assistant Managers
 Whitney Pearce

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.

Phone 586.843.3690


Manager Kat Maniaci

Assistant Managers
 Rochele Jakubowski
 Kathy Murphy
 Whitney Pearce