Wine Bar George opening in Disney Springs late 2017

Oct 10, 2016 in "Wine Bar George"

Wine Bar George
Posted: Monday October 10, 2016 1:48pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Master Sommelier George Miliotes will being his expertise to Disney Springs with the opening of Florida's only master Sommelier-led wine bar - Wine Bar George.

The 210-seat wine bar in The Landing will be reminiscent of a winemaker’s home estate featuring oak wood, warm lighting and a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere - in a 6000 sq. ft. setting. Wine Bar George will take one of the last vacant spots in The Landing, just behind Raglan Road, opposite the Hangar Bar.

Miliotes is widely regarded as one of the restaurant industry’s foremost wine experts with accolades and awards from national publications including Wine Spectator. He worked as part of the opening team at the California Grill at Walt Disney World, and managed the venue from 1995 to 2002. From 2002 – 2016, he oversaw all aspects of wine culture for Darden including The Capital Grille and Eddie V’s, and was one of the founders of Seasons 52.

“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.”

As one of only 230 worldwide industry professionals certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers, Miliotes will feature wines from famed growing regions both stateside and abroad at Wine Bar George. The location will offer an unparalleled wine list including more than 100 selections both by the bottle and the glass.

“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.”

Additionally, Wine Bar George will include a food menu featuring small plates, cheese, and charcuterie designed to complement the wine list. Offerings will feature local artisans and seasonally relevant items.

“As a native Floridian, it’s important to me to support local farms and businesses,” Miliotes said. “And with our seasonal menu, we’ll change our offerings as ingredients come into their prime. Every menu item will complement selections on our wine list, bringing guests ideal food and wine pairings and culinary explorations.”

Guests can expect their experience to include wine education, which will be served up in an approachable and fun manner. Every part of the Wine Bar George experience, including special events and visits from renowned winemakers, will educate and enlighten guests about food and wine.

“I’m thrilled to share my enthusiasm and passion for wine with every single guest,” Miliotes 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.”

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YorkshireTMay 23, 2018

I priced up a bottle of one of those wines by the ounce. It looks like the mark up on the bottle was something like $800!

castlecake2.0May 22, 2018

Definitely going to check this one out

Walt dMay 22, 2018

Wil definitely be skipping past George “

wdwmagicMay 21, 2018

REVIEW - Wine Bar George at Disney Springs

djkidkazMay 20, 2018

Homecoming is one of the few restaurants I have tried at Springs that I wasn’t impressed with and didn’t have a desire to return. The other would be that new pizza place which I don’t even remember the name of. I love Blaze, DLux, frontera, morimoto and Boathouse! #firecrackershrimp

bhg469May 19, 2018

Fontera? Holy Guacamole that looks good... even though there isnt guacamole!

JenniferSMay 18, 2018

Homecoming is out for us this year, after going in each of the past two years. Carne asada > fried chicken. (Not by a lot, mind you.)

flyakiteMay 18, 2018

Here is a video blurb from Scott Joseph's website. He was there for the preview for invitees. https://www.scottjosephorlando.com/news/4341-first-look-wine-bar-george-at-disney-springs

danlb_2000May 18, 2018

I had the same problem. Took a lot of will power not to go to Art Smith's again.

RteetzMay 18, 2018

Agreed, every trip I try to at least eat once there and its hard to choose because I have favorites I want to return to and new ones I want to try.

disneygeek90May 18, 2018

Disney Springs provides amazing food. Much more unique than almost all options in the parks, imo.

danlb_2000May 18, 2018

I am the opposite, I can't spend enough time on my trips at DS to try all the restaurants I want to try there.

jakemanMay 17, 2018

Only comment on the blog post is gold: Drunky Springs?