Disney Springs continues to up the ante with an incredibly diverse selection of stores, entertainment offerings and restaurants with the announcement that Wine Bar George is set to open in fall 2017.
Master Sommelier George Miliotes will bring his renowned wine expertise to the blossoming shopping district at Walt Disney World Resort as one of only 230 worldwide industry professionals certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers. In addition to his considerable expertise in wine, George has also previously worked with Walt Disney World as part of the opening team of California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and he managed the venue from 1995 to 2002, where he created an award-winning wine list.
“I’m excited to return to Walt Disney World Resort, and Disney Springs is the perfect place to open a wine bar and share my passion with the world,” Miliotes said. “Having the opportunity to train and hire my own team while sharing my 40-plus years of knowledge is truly incredible, and I look forward to opening our doors in the coming year.”
Wine Bar George will feature more than 100 hand-picked selections by the glass or by the bottle from renowned growing regions in North America and worldwide.
“With an international wine list that’s both approachable and adventurous, my hope is that Wine Bar George will cater to wine connoisseurs and novices alike,” Miliotes said. “The wine menu will feature a range of varietals, vintages and prices. Guests will be able to experience sips from acclaimed and well- known wineries as well as growing regions and wineries that are up-and-coming.”
Wine Bar George plans on not just serving wine at their 210-seat, 6,000-square-foot location but also educating the consumer in a fun and engaging manner, complete with special events featuring visiting winemakers. It will also feature a food menu featuring small plates, cheese, and charcuterie from local artisans designed to complement the wine list.
“I’m thrilled to share my enthusiasm and passion for wine with every single guest,” he said. “Every interaction we have with our guests is the chance to teach them about the fascinating world of wine. Good wine and good food go together, and sometimes people overcomplicate that notion. At Wine Bar George, guests will enjoy the trifecta of exceptional food, renowned wines and leave with as much wine knowledge as they wish.”