Sample Metro Detroit’s Best Wines

By: Katie Goncalves | August 29, 2022

Oftentimes when people think of wine tastings their minds immediately venture to Napa Valley or Traverse City. But there’s no need to hop on a plane or spend hours behind the wheel to find high-quality wine. Many places in Metro Detroit offer wine tastings and even sell their wines to be enjoyed at home. Here are the best places to enjoy a wine tasting.

Detroit Vineyards

Located in Eastern Market, Detroit Vineyards produces its wines right downtown. Their gorgeous tasting room offers a rotating selection of five wines handpicked by their winemaker. If you prefer, you can order a full glass or a bottle while enjoying a paired selection of canapes made from Michigan-sourced ingredients. While you enjoy your wine, you’ll learn all about the Michigan vineyards where their fruit comes from as well as their process for making wine. Reservations are available and can be made online through their website. 

House of Pure Vin

A retail location located on Woodward Avenue in Downtown Detroit, House of Pure Vin is a must-stop for wine lovers. They’ve partnered with one of only three master sommeliers in Michigan, Claudia Tyagi, to curate their collection of wines and champagnes. Not only can you buy ample amounts of wine at House of Pure Vin, but they also offer several unique tasting options. You can wine and dine with their Culinary & Wine Tasting Experience, try a tasting on demand with a flight of three wines in the store, or even host a tasting in your own home where the sommeliers come to you.  

Motorcity Wine

If you’re looking for a selection of wines from all over the world, Motorcity Wine is the destination you have to check out. You can purchase wines from them to take home or for a small corking fee, you can enjoy the wine right there in the store. Enjoying a glass of wine on their sprawling patio makes for a great summer evening. Be sure to check out their calendar for nightly events including live music, DJs, and food experiences. 

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The Royce Detroit 

The Royce Detroit is a hybrid between a retail shop and a wine bar and offers the very best of both experiences. They are committed to offering a selection of wines from producers that are organic and biodynamic from all the major regions around the world. While you can stop in for a glass of wine and a snack at the bar, they offer weekly wine tastings typically served with a side of awesome local music. 

Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room

When traveling the wine trails of Michigan simply isn’t an option, Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room brings all the best Michigan wines to three convenient locations in Royal Oak, Shelby Township, and Auburn Hills. Their calendars are always filled with exciting wine tastings and fun events like trivia nights and plaster painting. Not only can you buy and taste wine at any of their locations, but they also offer event spaces for your next event. 

Vinter’s Canton Winery

If you’re hoping for a local winery with a unique twist, Vinter’s Canton Winery has to be on your list. They are an award-winning local winery that makes 50 of their own wines. They offer wine tastings as well as sell their wines in their store. For special occasions,  you can have a customized or personalized label made and placed on the wine bottles for you and your guests.