10 Places to "Wine Down" in Detroit

Lauren (Elle, the Foodie) Gillon

Hello! I’m Elle, content creator and head blogger of Millennial Meets Stove. When I’m not saving lives as an EMT, working towards earning my medical degree, and managing brands- I like to share my journey to becoming a self-taught home cook and wine connoisseur.

Anyone who knows me personally can testify that wine, cocktails, and food are the keys to my heart. My favorite hobby has become exploring Metro Detroit and finding new restaurants and bars to frequent. Exploring food and wine spots has helped me build relationships with other millennials when I’m hosting foodie meets up around the city. Trying new places alone has also brought me out of my comfort zone by allowing me to be comfortable with my own company.

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    Central Kitchen + Bar

    Central Kitchen + Bar - Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI

    Central Kitchen is the perfect gastropub in Detroit to enjoy high-quality American classics with the perfect bar offering handcrafted cocktails and an amazing wine list. It's a great spot for date night, meeting up with your friends, and even business meetings.. I would also argue that the garlic wings on the appetizer menu are some of the best in the city!

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    HOUSE OF PURE VIN - Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI

    House of Pure Vin is a contemporary wine shop located on Detroit's bustling Woodward Avenue offering a vast wine and champagne selection for just about anyone. Be sure to check out their event calendar and join the wine club for annual private tastings and discounts on all wine buys.

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    MotorCity Wine

    MotorCity Wine - Michigan Avenue, Detroit MI

    Motor City Wine is the perfect spot to listen to live music, enjoy charcuterie, and try regional wines in a very intimate environment. If you have the chance, stop by in the warmer months to enjoy the patio- you won't regret it!

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    The Royce Detroit

    The Royce Detroit - West Adams Avenue, Detroit MI

    The Royce is a contemporary wine shop in Detroit offering international wines and small plate pairings. The atmosphere makes this wine shop the first place for meeting up with good company or even hosting an event. They also offer wine tastings every Wednesday- be sure to check out the coziest space located upstairs.

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    St. Julian Winery - Metro Detroit (Troy) Tasting Room

    St. Julian Winery - Metro Detroit (Troy) Tasting Room - West 14 Mile Road, Troy MI

    If you're looking to get a wine tasting experience, I recommend visiting St. Julian! If you're looking for a road trip, I would suggest visiting the winery in Paw Paw, Michigan (about 2.5 hours from Detroit). But if you're local, I would definitely suggest visiting St. Julian's tasting room in Troy, MI. The tasting room offers a variety of wine to match your taste and budget as well as daily wine tasting and special events.

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    Cata Vino

    Cata Vino - Cass Avenue, Detroit MI

    Cata Vino is Detroit's first Spanish wine bar created by a local Spanish tapas restaurant in Detroit called La Feria. The wine bar offers wine and sherry tastings, imported foods, and retail wines with very knowledgeable employees ready to help.

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    Vertical Detroit

    Vertical Detroit - Centre Street, Detroit MI

    Vertical Detroit is the perfect wine spot for elegant vibes with a cozy feeling. It's the perfect wine bar if you're visiting Ford Field to see our favorite football team play. The wine bar offers retail wines and a full menu including tasting flights, cocktails, charcuterie and an amazing Duck Breast entree.

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    Mudgie's Deli and Wine Shop

    Mudgie's Deli and Wine Shop - Brooklyn Street, Detroit MI

    Famous for their lobster rolls offered around the end of July, Mudgie's is a cozy, corner deli offering a full bar and wine shop. Stop by alone or with friends or family for homemade deli sandwiches or brunch, smoked meats, and cocktails or a gourmet wine selection.

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    Detroit Vineyards

    Detroit Vineyards - Gratiot Avenue, Detroit MI

    Detroit Vineyards is the city's first winery in over 60 years and offers a selection of wines made with Michigan's finest grapes, cider, also mead. The tasting room offers daily tastings and special events for the public. If you're looking to host an event, this is also the perfect place!

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    Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

    Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Hall Road, Clinton Township MI

    Cooper's Hawk is a hidden treasure offering daily wine tasting and an incredible food menu. Visit the Napa-style tasting room for a birthday or date night and follow it up by visiting the winery's upscale, casual restaurant and gift shop.

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