Events at the WineBar West Bloomfield

6565 Orchard Lake Rd


Join the Plum Market Wine Team for these fun and informative tastings. Sommeliers Patrick Peterson, Robin Westphal, and Madeline Triffon will provide a light-hearted exploration of the newest and best products available. Reservations are not necessary unless otherwise noted. All tastings commence at 6:30 pm and end at 8 pm, unless otherwise stated. Products will be available for purchase on site. For premium tastings, a link for on-line ticket sales is provided. The price per event does not include tax. Located in the Lounge of Plum Market West Bloomfield.


thurs11Giovanni Gaja | Thursday, January 11 | 6:30 to 8pm | $100
We’re thrilled to present another exclusive Gaja tasting!  In the past, we’ve had the great pleasure of hosting Gaia Gaja, Angelo’s daughter, for intimate Plum Market tastings.  On Thursday, January 11th, we’re very happy to be welcoming Angelo Gaja’s son Giovanni for the first time.  Giovanni Gaja will personally lead us through a comprehensive tasting of his family’s ultra-premium wines from both the Piedmont and Tuscany, including:

  • 2016 Gaja Rossj-Bass Chardonnay
  • 2014 Gaja Ca Marcanda ‘Magari’
  • 2014 Gaja Barbaresco
  • 2014 Gaja Barbaresco ‘Sori San Lorenzo’
  • 2013 Gaja Barolo ‘Sperss’
  • 2013 Gaja ‘Conteisa’
  • 2012 Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino

Building on his background in economics, Giovanni is shadowing his father, gleaning wisdom that only Angelo Gaja possesses. As a member of his family’s fifth generation, he will guide this iconic Italian winery—founded a century and a half ago by his great-great-grandfather Giovanni Gaja—into the future. Seating is extremely limited. Purchase Tickets Online.


The Beauty of the Languedoc with Christel Burks of Foncalieu, Woodberry | Thursday, January 18 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Olive trees, garrigue, lavender, thyme, vineyards set on rolling hills along the Mediterranean, this is the landscape of the Languedoc region, a sundrenched part of southern France that produces a myriad of wines from sparkling, rosé, and white, to red and dessert-style. Many noble native grape varietals thrive in that hot and dry climate, including Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Mourvèdre. Whites are becoming more and more important with Picpoul, Marsanne, Viognier, Chardonnay and even Vermentino growing successfully and offering an array of beautiful aromatics that transport you to that gorgeous part of France. Come join us as we explore one of the most dynamic winegrowing areas! Purchase Tickets Online.



Garage Sale VII – “The Jedi’s Wine Cellar” | Thursday, January 25 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Here we go, with the most fun tasting always, Denny’s Garage Sale!  Exuberant popular demand puts this shopping spree onto our calendar twice a year.  Wine Team Patriarch Denny Walsh’s surreal ability to uncover killer buys of killer wines makes him the consumer’s very best friend.  We’ll show around 20 gems – it’s too early to give you any teasers, but the list of beautiful wines is always broad and deep, with prices the equivalent of up to half–off normal retail.  Our Garage Sales enjoy strong attendance, so we recommend registering on line, or arriving by 6:30 pm. Purchase Tickets Online.