Wine School

Meritage Wine Market is happy to announce our partnership with Michele Graber, of 'M' Wine, in providing some exciting and informative wine education classes.  Meritage will play host in our new cellar tasting room, while Michele offers an array of classes to be enjoyed. Please visit to purchase tickets and for any additional info about the services Michele offers.  You may also visit her Facebook page at Education.


Michele Graber

'M' Wine


Michele began ‘M’ Wine Education & Consulting in 2009 upon returning from a trip to France and Spain.  Sharing over fifteen years of acquired wine knowledge  and introducing people to the world of wine is what ‘M’ loves to do.  Michele has worked in Canada and the U.S. as a buyer and educator of wine and obtained numerous industry credentials.  Drawing upon her expertise as an educator, global grape trotter and eternal student of wine, ‘M’ offers a series of fun, informative Classes and “Grape Escapes” that appeal to both the beginner and industry pro.  She will show you how to make wine more accessible and fun and provide you with some knowledge to better understand and (more importantly) enjoy your wine.  "Wine uncomplicated from grape to glass."


Registration & Information 

Class size is limited to 16 guests. Kindly arrive 5 - 10 minutes early as the sessions start promptly. If you are sensitive to cool temperatures, bring a light sweater as the room is set to 70°F. There is ample parking in the RSF Plaza Shopping Center where Meritage is located.


Advance registration and payment is required. Accepted methods of payment: cash or check in advance, PayPal or you can purchase tickets through listing on Local Wine Events.


Cancellation Policy: No Refunds. For those who are unable to attend, fees are non-refundable but a credit towards a future class/private event, for up to one year, will be issued with a minimum 24 hours notice. If a guest cancels with less than 24 hours notice, no refunds or credit will be given. If your party is four or more people, we require 72 hours notice of a cancellation. If you purchased a class for a friend, the same policies apply.  


Additionally You Get

Bottled water, artisan cheese, charcuterie, and other accompaniments selected to enhance the tasting experience and introduce the concept of food and wine pairing Informative hand-outs  


*All of the wines selected for this class will be available for purchase (subject to availability) from Meritage Wine Market. 


Bring your desire to learn, enthusiasm for tasting, and prepare to have a fun and informative experience!  


Cheers, Salud, Santé, Cin Cin - ‘M’


Available Classes:





Tuesday, June 20, 6-8:30p, $79 

In this session you will sip and savor your way through five significant winegrowing areas of France (Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire Valley, Rhone Valley), their most noted appellations, and the distinctive white, red and sparkling wines they produce.

By the end of the class you’ll be able to match well-known appellations with the regions where they are located and their principal grapes and wine styles. This means that if you were to examine a bottle of table wine you would be able to identify:

• The region where it was produced
• The type(s) of grapes it contains
• How it’s likely to taste

The session will conclude with a blind tasting of one wine from a region or grape variety that was covered in class to see if you can apply what was learned and guess the grape(s) and region.

14 wines will be enjoyed with French cheeses, charcuterie, and other regional accompaniments, selected to enhance the tasting experience and introduce the concept of food and wine pairing.