Wine Appreciation Class with Sommelier-Conseil Melba Allen-Buillard

Photo by Anthony Rathbun

Guests will have the opportunity to learn about food and wine pairings from notable wine connoisseur Melba Allen-Buillard. After intensive studies at the Université de Vin (University of Wine) at Suze la Rousse in France, she obtained the title of Sommelier-Conseil, and soon after returned to her native Houston to establish Texas' first wine institute. 

The class will include the following menu:

  • Sophia Marie Rose' - Wateroak Farm Pepper Ricotta topped with Strawberry and drizzled with Messina Hof Balsamic Vinegar Reduction
  • Private Reserve Chardonnay - Greer Cheese
  • Barrel Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - Bleu Cheese
  • Private Reserve Shiraz - Wateroak Farm Herb de Provence Ricotta Toast Point and Cranberry Shiraz Jam
  • Private Reserve Port - Chocolate Truffle infused with Port Wine



Messina Hof Winery & Resort
4545 Old Reliance Road
Bryan, TX 77808


$19.95 plus tax and gratuity
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