9 Wine Shops to Check Out in Metro Detroit

Visit Filipo Marc Winery, Detroit Vineyards, Michigan By The Bottle, and more
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Filipo Marc Winery offers a wide variety of wines at its Clinton Township store. // Photograph courtesy of Filipo Marc Winery

Whether if you’re cozying up on the couch to watch the newest episode of The Bachelorette or putting together a hostess gift, finding the perfect bottle of wine is important. These nine metro Detroit wine shops rise to the occasion.

Filipo Marc Winery

Home to over 70 wine varieties, Filipo Marc Winery has been open for more than two decades. Samples are provided at the winery’s shop to ensure customers are buying wine they love, and the facility even has an option to make your own wine for personal use or large events. The winery’s website features an extensive menu that includes dry to semi dry white options, dry to semi dry reds, specialty fruited wines, and dessert wines. Filipo Marc Winery, 39085 Garfield Road, Clinton Township; 586-226-3990; filipomarcwinery.com

Motor City Wine

This lively wine spot combines a shop with a wine bar, so you can enjoy a glass of wine while listening to live music and digging into small plates before purchasing a bottle to enjoy later. The wine shop features carefully selected bottles from all over the world, with a large — but not overwhelming — selection. It’s a great spot for novice wine drinkers and connoisseurs alike. Motor City Wine, 1949 Michigan Ave. Detroit; 313-483-7283; motorcitywine.com

The Royce Detroit

The Royce Detroit is a minority and female-led business that has a genuine passion for its offerings. Similar to its sister establishment Marrow, The Royce is part shop, part restaurant. Drinkers looking to expand their collection can join the Wine Club, which provides members with carefully selected bottles each month. The Royce Detroit, 76 W. Adams Ave. Suite A. Detroit; 313-481-2160; theroycedetroit.com

Youngblood Vineyard

With decades of wine experience, Dave and Jess Youngblood opened Youngblood Vineyard in Ray in 2015. While it hosts private events, tours, and weddings, the vineyard is best known for its wine tastings and shop. The 25-acre space provides a scenic backdrop for a day of sipping on a single glass or opting for a sample — six 1 oz pours — of each wine on the menu. From its 2020 Sherman Blanc to the 2020 Marquette, the vineyard has plenty of variety. Youngblood Vineyard, 61829 Ray Center Road, Ray; 586-770-5220; youngbloodvineyard.com

Detroit Vineyards 2 Hour Shoot
Detroit Vineyards debuts new releases each year. // Photograph courtesy of Detroit Vineyards

Detroit Vineyards

Providing quality wines made from Michigan grapes and produced in Detroit, Detroit Vineyards provides a unique experience with a hometown feel. With new releases each year, there’s always something at Detroit Vineyards. The selection at the vineyard’s shop includes rosé, white, and red wines as well as mead. Detroit Vineyards, 100 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; 313-265-3938; detroitvineyards.com

Old Woodward Cellar

Old Woodward Cellar is staffed with wine enthusiasts who are constantly on the hunt for the best wines in the world. The shop hosts dozens of tastings a year, as well as private events, and features popular selections like Russian River Valley Chardonnay. Old Woodward Cellar is also leading the way when it comes to technology — it says it’s the first wine store in the country to utilize ultraviolet-free LED lights in its shop as well as protective coatings on the windows. This prevents any UV damage to the wines. Old Woodward Cellar, 912 S. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham; 248-792-5452; oldwoodwardcellar.com

Michigan By The Bottle

This tasting room and wine shop aims to make Michigan-made wines accessible. The tasting flight allows customers to sample multiple wines and comes with a $5 credit to go toward purchasing your favorite bottle. From sparkling rosé to merlot and pinot noir, Michigan By The Bottle’s extensive list includes wines that are made from Michigan-grown grapes and produced in the Mitten State. Michigan By The Bottle; mbtbtasting.com for locations

Simply Wine

The mission statement at Simply Wine in Northville is “we try bad wines so that you don’t have to.” The shop offers a diverse selection of boutique-style wines from across the world, and will also special order wine for customers, so long as its distributed in Michigan. Simply Wine, 109 N. Center St. Northville; 248-380-9463; simplywinenorthville.com

House of Pure Vin

House of Pure Vin’s partnership with Claudia Tyagi, one of only three master sommeliers in Michigan, has allowed the shop to curate a standout collection of wine. The store specializes in finding the perfect wine pairing for any event. With a retail location and online shop, House of Pure Vin is an accessible shopping experience. Its website operates as an in-store assistant, allowing you to choose wines based on the location of production, style, and features like organic ingredients, vegan options, and sustainability. House of Pure Vin, 1433 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-638-2501; houseofpurevin.com

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