GET READY FOR MICHIGAN WINE TO INVADE THE MOTOR CITY!

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2024 Lineup

We've been hard at work matching up Michigan wineries from across the state with some of the most elite Metro Detroit restaurants and retailers. Take a look at the current line up below and keep checking back for exciting additions and updates! It's time to Taste Michigan in the Motor City!

Map Your Invasion!

Make sure to save the official Taste Michigan Invades the D map of events! This handy tool allows you to view all of the locations for each event of the weekend from Alpino on Thursday 5/16 to The Royce’s MI Wine Expo on Sunday 5/19. Prepare your invasion route and tag us as you Taste Michigan all over the Motor City! #TasteMIInvadestheD

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O'Brien Vineyards x Alpino

Kick off the Taste Michigan Invades the D weekend with O’Brien Vineyards and Alpino! Register now to experience wine grower and proprietor of ŌBrien  Vineyards, for an intimate meet and greet & tasting. Taste up to 5 wines from the ŌBrien estate with light bites of cheese and charcuterie. Retail bottles will also be available for purchase on the night of the event so you can add your favorites to your collection.

 REGISTER HERE!

Thursday – May 16, 2024

6:30-8:00

Bel Lago x Sullivan's Steakhouse

Sullivan’s Steakhouse will be hosting a cocktail hour featuring Bel Lago wines paired with epic appetizers. Bel Lago will be showcasing the following wines:

  • 2018 Blaufrankisch
  • 2020 Pinot Noir
  • 2018 Chardonnay
  • 2023 Pinot Grigio
  • Auxerrois Brut

Pairings are complimentary!! 

 

Friday- May 17, 2024

3:00-6:00

Black Star Farms + Amoritas x brix

Come and sample 5 Michigan wines from Black Star Farms alongside 5 wines from around the world. This is your chance to experience how the great wines made in our state are stacking up against established wine regions around the world. In addition, you will enjoy wine-friendly charcuterie in a fun learning environment with host Kimberly Zacharias, a Certified Specialist in Wine from Black Star Farms. Bonus: participants will also be eligible for some great wine-related giveaways!

Amoritas will be featuring 4 epic wines including their award winning 2022 Sparkling AV and 2020 Pinot Blanc. Mingle with their production experts and learn all about what makes the property at Amoritas special. 

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Friday – May 17, 2024

6:00-9:00

Chateau Chantal x Savannah Blue

Celebrate the epic Taste Michigan Invades the D weekend by swinging by for a Michigan wine happy hour at Savannah Blue featuring Chateau Chantal! This is a FREE event and registration is not required. Indulge in this chill vibe and taste wines from the Old Mission Peninsula courtesy of Chateau Chantal! This is a great way to kick off your Michigan wine evening as you head out to other events around the city.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PLANNING YOUR VISIT HERE!

Friday- May 17, 2024

4:00-7:00

Detroit Vineyards x Presley's Kitchen & Bar

Attend a Happy Hour style event at Presley’s featuring wines from Detroit Vineyards. Indulge in the 2022 Viognier and 2021 Cabernet Franc along with light bites prepared by Presley’s! No cover charge, pay as you go. This is a great spot to swing in as you head out to your MI wine dinner reservations!

Friday- May 17, 2024

4:00-6:00

MAWBY x Motor City Wine

A Casual Wine Event at Motor City Wine.

Claire Lepine of MAWBY will be hanging out at Motor City Wine.  Enjoy wines by the glass, in a casual and laid back environment.  Motor City Wine will be featuring both MAWBY and bigLITTLE Wines.

For more information about this event contact Motor City Wine. 

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Friday- May 17, 2024

5:00-9:00

Shady Lane Cellars x Freya

Chef Doug Hewitt and Kasey Wierzba, of Shady Lane Cellars, will join forces to curate a knockout dinner experience on May 17 at Freya in downtown Detroit.
Featured wines will include classic Shady Lane favorites like Gruner Veltliner, Blaufränkisch, and Franc ‘n’ Franc. The cult classic Pomeranz will make an appearance as well as the winery sweetheart Sparkling Riesling. Kasey will be there to talk wine, viticulture, and cute dogs.

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Friday- May 17, 2024

5:00-8:00

Laurentide x Takoi

Join Laurentide on the Takoi patio from 4-7pm for a mixer with owners Susan and Bill, as they showcase some of their favorite wines, curated to pair with dishes from the Takoi kitchen. Taste through the lineup or purchase glass pours throughout the night. Laurentide wines will be available by the glass during dinner service all weekend, as well.

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Friday- May 17, 2024

4:00-7:00

45 North x Ash Bar @ Siren Hotel

Indulge in exclusive wines from 45 North paired with elevated culinary creations by Ash Bar for a Happy Hour experience not to be missed! Meet the winemaker, Jay Briggs, and learn about what makes Michigan wine special while enjoying city life. 

Friday- May 17, 2024

3:00-6:00

Lost Fawn x House of Pure Vin

House of Pure Vin’s Vibe On The Vin Happy Hour for Friday, May 17, 2024 6-10 p.m., will feature Four (4) Lost Fawn Winery selections:

  • Merlot
  • Honey
  • Gewurztraminer and
  • Unoaked Chardonnay
These four (4) offerings will join twenty-six (26) other options in the House of Pure Vin automated tasting machines which offer you the choice of a taste, 1/2 glass or full glass (with a separate price for each). During our Happy Hour, each is discounted. Drink tickets can be purchased in twenty-five dollar ($25) increments, so you can taste around.

Friday- May 17, 2024

6:00-10:00

Flying Otter & Cherry Creek Cellars x Detroit Shipping Company

Join Flying Otter Winery and Cherry Creek Cellars at the Detroit Shipping Company bridge lounge to unwind and discover a world of flavors at this wine tasting mixer. Sip on a variety of wines from local vineyards from the new River Raisin Wine Trail! There will be representatives on site from the wineries to help you pair your wine with food from one of the many food vendors. Whether you’re a wine aficionado or just curious to explore new tastes, we invite you to enjoy the simple pleasure of good wine and great company.

This event is free and open to the public. 3 complimentary samples per guest. Additional pours available to purchase. All ages are welcome to attend. 21+ to enjoy wine.

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Friday- May 17, 2024

4:00-8:00

Soul Squeeze Cellars x Mudgie's

Swing by Mudgie’s for a casual happy hour event complete with food pairings featuring Soul Squeeze Cellar wines! There is no cost to attend. Check out the pairing menu below…

  • Tomato bruschetta and mushroom pate on a crostini – paired with Motor City Squeeze, co-branded Piston wine
  • Cornbeef Reuben signature sandwich – paired with Dr. Red Tail Cabernet Franc
  • Strawberry cornbread muffin – paired with The Gruve Sparkling Gruner Veltliner

 

Friday- May 17, 2024

4:00-6:00

Fenn Valley + Tabor Hill + Peninsula Cellars x The Norwood

 Three epic wineries team up with epic local chefs to create pairings worthy of raising several glasses to! Check out the line up below…

Fenn Valley x Smokey Joe’s BBQ

Enjoy Smokey Joe’s Signature Mac & Cheese topped with your choice of protein paired perfectly with a Fenn Valley wine!

  • Cabaret Rosé (Dry Rose): Pulled Pork 
  • Cabernet Franc (Dry Red): Pulled Beef 
  • Sauvignon Blanc (Dry White): Chopped Jerk Chicken 

Tabor Hill x Cooking with Que

  • Brut Rosé (Sparkling)-  Blacker the Berry Arugula and Avocado Salad w/ Lime Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Pinot Blanc (Dry White)- Salmon and Creamy Cucumbers on a Crostini
  • Cherryscato (Sweet Fruit)- Avocado Chocolate Mousse with Raspberries 

Peninsula Cellars x Chef Amber

  • 2021 Pinot Noir Vin Gris (Dry Rosé)- Toast Points with Carrot Hummus 
  • 2022 Dry Riesling (Dry White)- Cherry Cornmeal Cake with Whipped Cream and Almonds
  • 2020 Merlot Reserve (Dry Red)- Lamb Dirty Rice 

Friday- May 17, 2024

6:00-9:00

Uncork Me Michigan

Taste Michigan is excited to partner with the inaugural Uncork Me Michigan… Your hub to try Michigan ONLY wine, cider, and mead. Taking place May 18th at Comerica Park!

General Admission tickets include:

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Michigan Wine Expo @ The Royce- 5/19

The Royce will be highlighting six of Michigan’s best wineries at our 2nd Annual Michigan Wine Expo. May is Michigan Wine Month and they are proud to support some of our favorite local wineries. Savor the opportunity to interact with winemakers, owners, managers, etc. from each winery. Sample the wine and enjoy the fresh flavors of Great Lakes wine while you discover the exceptional quality wine made in the Mitten State. As a bonus, The Royce will offer exclusive discounts for attendees.

Our Expo is meticulously crafted to provide you with a delightful experience, offering a glimpse into the pinnacle of winemaking in Michigan and the chance to acquire exceptional local products. Let the winery representatives guide you in selecting the perfect wines for your enjoyment during the Michigan summer. Indulge in samples, explore their carefully curated selection, and take advantage of enticing discounts to stock up and elevate your wine experience.

What to expect:

Wine, duh!

  • Representatives from each participating winery will be at The Royce with a selection of wines open to taste:
    • Brengman Brothers – Traverse City
    • Carriage House Ciders – Benton Harbor
    • Left Foot Charley – Traverse City
    • Mari Vineyards – Traverse City
    • Modales Wines – Fennville
    • Stranger Wine Co. – Buchanan
  • A variety of styes and pricing
  • Discounts offered on all wine during the expo: 5% on 3-11 bottles, 12% on 12+ bottles

Tickets:

  • Tickets are available in two time slots: 2:00- 3:30pm and 3:30-5:00pm: Please select only one time slot
  • Feel free to email wine@theroycedetroit.com with any questions. We can’t wait to see you there!

Must be 21+ years old to consume or purchase alcohol. Please drink responsibly.

Ticket refunds are available until May 13 afterwhich time, no refunds will be offered.

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Parking:

Street parking is available as close as in front of The Royce and in the immediate blocks. Be sure to download the Park Detroit app for ease in paying. https://www.parkdetroit.us/ There are also nearby surface lots, many of which are cash only, as well as garage parking.

Visitors of The Royce receive 40% off parking at the City Club Apartments garage located off Clifford Street.

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