Disney Springs to have Wine Bar George from May 19, 2018

George Miliotes (L), Executive Chef Ron Rupert (R)

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla: Master Sommelier George Miliotes will bring his wine expertise to Disney Springs with his new venture, Wine Bar George at Walt Disney World Resort. This 200-seat exclusive Master Sommelier-led wine bar in Florida is scheduled to open on May 19, 2018.


Before this venture, Miliotes was part of the opening team of the California Grill restaurant at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. While managing the venue from 1995 to 2002, he created an award-winning wine list and one of the first “100 wines by the glass” lists in the country.

“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 soon.”

Miliotes is one of only 249 worldwide industry professionals certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers. His Wine Bar will offer a unique wine list with over 130 selections served by the ounce, glass and bottle.

“The list will include more than 40 varietals from regions around the world. We will use the Coravin, the Vinfinity system and wine on tap to ensure each wine is enjoyed to its fullest extent. Servers will adeptly pair a range of small plates, cheese and charcuterie, shareable entrees and dessert with each wine. If you are looking for an awesome $9 glass on tap or a few ounces of Château Margaux, we will have wines for you to enjoy,” Miliotes said.

Guests will have the opportunity to explore endless food and wine pairings at Wine Bar George. Executive Chef Ron Rupert and Miliotes have worked closely to create a menu that will pair with the extensive wine list.

“Offerings will feature seasonally relevant items, and everything will be made in-house,” Rupert said. “I’ve worked jointly with George to develop a menu that represents both global and local cuisine. Guests will enjoy food that is familiar, yet new all at once.”

Mike Gluckman, photographer

Preston Mack, photographer

Follow George @WineBarGeorge on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and join the #WineBarGeorge conversation.

Visit WineBarGeorge.com for updates.

Information Source: Disney Parks & Travel

Photo courtesy of Disney Parks & Travel

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