Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room Grand Opening
The new Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room had its grand opening on January 19th in Shelby Township Michigan, just outside of Detroit.
The new tasting room, which shares the name of owner Cortney Casey’s website on Michigan wine, features wines from Gill’s Pier Vineyard & Winery, Northport, Aeronautique Winery and Sandhill Crane Winery, both in Jackson; Domaine Berrien Cellars, Berrien Springs; Peninsula Cellars, Traverse City; and Chateau de Leelanau, Suttons Bay.
Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room is the only tasting room in the state that focuses exclusively on Michigan wines. Cortney’s husband, Shannon, is a partner in the venture.
When asked about going from being a wine writer to owning her own tasting room, Casey said, “As for seeing my dream come to fruition, it definitely feels surreal. This is something I pictured in my head for so long. There were a lot of challenges leading up to opening the doors, and many more every day as we feel our way in these first few months, but we’re thrilled to expand our role in the industry and help introduce metro Detroiters to what the state’s wineries have to offer.”
Casey estimates a few hundred people attended the grand opening which was held as an open house event over the course of the day. Stephanie Schlatter, the current featured artist in the tasting room, signed posters for guests.
Photos courtesy of Stephanie Schlatter