Friday, December 12, 2014

Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room Opens Second Location in Royal Oak

MBTB 3The founders of Michigan By The Bottle, a website/online community promoting the Michigan wine industry, have teamed up with eight wineries from throughout the state to establish a second collaborative wine tasting room in Royal Oak.

Located on Woodward Ave., just south of Webster, Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Royal Oak opened its doors on Wednesday, Dec. 10. The tasting room offers tasting flights paired with small bites for a nominal fee, plus take-home wine sales by the bottle and case. The facility also carries various Michigan-made snacks and products, and will host events like winemaker meet-and-greets, art exhibits, food and wine pairing sessions, wine education classes and more.

While the tasting room opened for business Dec. 10, an official Grand Opening Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.

With the opening of the original location in Shelby Township in December 2012, MBTB Tasting Room became the first such establishment in the state to embrace this collaborative concept, which links multiple previously unaffiliated wineries under a single roof. The Shelby location has been extremely successful and warmly welcomed by the community, prompting the expansion into Oakland County.

MBTB 2At the Royal Oak location, MBTB is welcoming two additional partner wineries to the six already involved in the Shelby Township site. The eight partner wineries are excellent examples of Michigan viticulture and viniculture, all using estate-grown and/or locally sourced fruit. They are:

  • 2 Lads Winery (Traverse City)
  • Chateau Aeronautique (Jackson)
  • Chateau de Leelanau (Suttons Bay)
  • Domaine Berrien Cellars (Berrien Springs)
  • Gill's Pier Vineyard & Winery (Northport)
  • Peninsula Cellars (Traverse City)
  • Sandhill Crane Vineyards (Jackson)
  • Verterra Winery (Leland)

MBTB 1Cortney and Shannon Casey of Michigan By The Bottle are available for interviews, as are representatives from the partner wineries and representatives from the Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council, who can speak about the Michigan wine industry as a whole and MBTB’s involvement in it. For more information, please contact Cortney at (586) 567-3033 or cort@michiganbythebottle.com.

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