We're thrilled to announce that we're establishing a third Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room, this time in downtown Auburn Hills!
The city has been working to revitalize their downtown area, and we're excited to get in on the ground floor to help them establish a thriving hot spot for dining and entertainment. The new space is located at 3384 Auburn Road, just west of the intersection of Squirrel and Auburn (right near the city's Christmas tree!).
As with our past locations, we'll be partnered with several Michigan wineries in this endeavor. The Auburn Hills location will be primarily operated in partnership with wineries we have not teamed up with in the past. We'll be rolling out the information on our partner wineries slowly over the next several weeks, so stay tuned!
The format will be the same as at our Shelby Township and Royal Oak locations, with about 40 wines on the tasting menu at any given time, available in flights. We'll have tons of events, from pop-up dinners to wine education courses. At the new location, we also plan to have outdoor seating for the first time, as well as a private room to host groups. We hope to open in late spring/early summer 2016.
Our search for a suitable building in Auburn Hills has been ongoing since this spring, and we'd like to particularly thank Assistant Planning Director Shawn Keenan for his help with this effort. We could not have gotten to this point without the assistance, kindness and support of the Auburn Hills city officials. They have made us feel so welcome before we even move in!
(We should probably add that all progress is dependent on final signoffs from the state of Michigan and that mumbo jumbo.)
You can follow the progress on our new location on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/mbtbauburn, and on our general tasting room Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/mbtbtasting) and Instagram accounts (http://www.instagram.com/mbtbtasting).
Cheers to bringing more Michigan wine to Metro Detroit!