Wineries and Wine Bars in Detroit
Michigan boasts some 100 wineries. Who knew? Metro Detroit is clearly one of the state’s areas capitalizing on what’s coming off the vines. If you’re with a large group, Filipo Marc Winery in Clinton Township offers private tasting sessions in which friendly staff will give guests a robust tutorial on how to truly enjoy the variety of vinos on hand.
The laid-back bartenders at MotorCity Wine in Detroit will help you figure out the wine that best fits your personality. The location features a sprawling patio and a regular rotation of DJs, jazz and funk sets. Also in Detroit, the garden-level wine bar and restaurant Vertical Detroit makes use of rich colors and textures to give the space a polished, yet inviting, feel. More than 70 reds, whites and sparkling wines are offered by the glass, plus you can expect a full fine-dining experience.
Brix Wine & Charcuterie Boutique in West Village is a new wine bar and bottle shop occupying a space in a rehabbed bank building. It features a bar area, an intimate chef’s table and charcuterie.
While the kids are out enjoying the fun farm at Westview Orchards in Washington Township, try to sneak away for a moment to sample some of the wine at its winery. Selections are available in tastings or by the glass. Classes are also available.
Search out the Cellar 59 Wine Bar at The Mall at Partridge Creek when you need a break from shopping. It’s next to the MJR Theatre. Wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres are available. Other eateries in metro Detroit with impressive wine lists include Wine Dotte Bistro in Wyandotte, Iridescence in Detroit and The Royce Detroit in Grand Circus Park.
A mead is fermented with three basic ingredients: honey, yeast and water. Not really a beer and certainly not a wine in the traditional sense, it is its very own class of alcoholic beverage. Metro Detroit has a few meaderies where you can imbibe.
B Nektar Taproom is tucked away in an industrial park in Ferndale. Find a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere with board games and popular flights so you can try a variety of meads and ciders. Schramm’s is also in Ferndale. A helpful staff will guide you through the different types of mead. The small space offers an outdoor patio, great for summertime relaxing. Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. in Warren gives beer and mead lovers ample room to try out the vast variety of brews. Its newer Clinton Township Taproom boasts a kitchen and full menu.