Vertical Detroit opened its doors in 2015 under the expertise of James Lutfy and Remy Lutfy. Their combined fifty years of wine knowledge, obtained after owning the Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan, studying wines across the globe and simply having an absolute passion for it, gave Vertical Detroit the title of Downtown Detroit’s first high-end, wine-centric restaurant. Vertical Detroit serves as a wine bar/restaurant/retail space in the historic Paradise Valley district of Downtown Detroit. The space gives patrons a luxurious, yet comfortable atmosphere to enjoy quality wine, beer and liquor, paired with small plates, entrées and desserts. The wine bar concentrates on wine flights, specialty cocktails, shareable plates and retail sales. Vertical Detroit has something for everyone; whether you’re downtown for a casual drink, date night, catching up with friends, or stopping in after enjoying a show.

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  • 22.02.2018

    CAMILLE SAVÈS Cuvée Rosé

    Wine of the Week: CAMILLE SAVÈS Cuvée Rosé TASTING NOTES FROM RÉMY LUTFY Vertical Detroit – Owner & Wine Lover “This is a beautiful Champagne from small producer, Camille Savès in the Grand cru town of Bouzy. This cuvée is comprised of 60% chardonnay and 40% pinot…


  • 06.02.2018

    Cyprès de Climens 2013 Sauternes – Barsac

    Wine of the Week: Cyprès de Climens 2013 Sauternes – Barsac TASTING NOTES FROM RÉMY LUTFY Vertical Detroit – Owner & Wine Lover “Cyprès de Climens is the second wine from famed Bordeaux producer, Château de Climens. Female winemaker, Bérénice Lurton is known for her incredible wines…


  • 25.01.2018

    Massaya 2010 Gold Reserve

    Massaya 2010 Gold Reserve TASTING NOTES FROM RÉMY LUTFY Vertical Detroit – Owner & Wine Lover “Massaya is one of my favorite producers from Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley and 2010 was an incredible vintage in Lebanon. Produced from a blend of cabernet sauvignon, mourvedre and syrah,…


  • 18.01.2018

    Lucia 2015 Garys’ Vineyard Pinot Noir

    Lucia 2015 Garys’ Vineyard Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands TASTING NOTES FROM RÉMY LUTFY Vertical Detroit – Owner & Wine Lover “This wine is a newer project from the Pisoni family; well know farmers and winemakers from California’s Central Coast. The 2015 vintage is incredibly…


  • 23.10.2017

    2015 Littorai Wendling Vineyard Pinot Noir

    Wine of the Week – Sept.23 2015 Littorai – Wendling Vineyard Pinot Noir TASTING NOTES FROM RÉMY LUTFY  Vertical Detroit, Owner & Wine Lover “The 2015 Wendling Vineyard Pinot Noir is a beautiful single vineyard expression from famed producer Littorai! This wine shows extremely well…


  • 01.09.2017

    Donati Family Vineyard 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

    Retail Wine of the Week: Aug.30-Sept 5 Donati Family Vineyard 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon   TASTING NOTES FROM DONATI FAMILY VINEYARD “A blend of multiple Cabernet Sauvignon blocks from our Estate Vineyard.With hints of dark berries and chocolate notes, this wine will pair well with a…


  • 23.08.2017

    2016 Château des Annibals Suivez-moi-jeune-homme Rosé

    Retail Wine of the Week: 2016 Château des Annibals Suivez-moi-jeune-homme Rosé   TASTING NOTES FROM CHÂTEAU DES ANNIBALS “Pale pink color. Aromas of peach, lemon, resinous herbs, and pungent flowers in the nose. These scents usher in a refreshing, generous, yet light palate. On the finish,…


  • 16.08.2017

    Tiezzi 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Cerrino

    Retail wine of the week: Sept. 16, 2017 Tiezzi 2010 Brunello di Montalcino “Poggio Cerrino” TASTING NOTES FROM TIEZZI “Brunello di Montalcino is made using traditional methods and is naturally stabilized. No filtering takes place before bottling. The grapes ferment in wooden vats for over 20…


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P: 313-732-WINE
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1538 Centre Street
Detroit, MI 48226


Mon – Thurs: 4 – 10PM
Fri – Sat: 4 – 12AM
Sunday: 4 – 9PM

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Mon – Sat: 2PM – close
Sunday: 4PM – close


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