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Sneak Peek and Review! The NEW Wine Bar George in Disney Springs!

It’s (almost!) time!! Wine Bar George will open on Saturday, May 19th in Disney Springs!!

Wine Bar George

Wine Bar George

And we have a SNEAK PEEK of the newest spot in Disney Springs, owned by Master Sommelier George Miliotes!

Wine Bar George

Wine Bar George

The official opening of Wine Bar George will mark the debut of the only wine bar in the Sunshine State owned by a Master Sommelier.

Wine Bar George Glass

Wine Bar George Glass

Master Sommelier George Miliotes was a member of the opening team of the Contemporary Resort’s California Grill, then managed the signature restaurant from 1995 to 2002.

Master Sommelier George Miliotes

Master Sommelier George Miliotes

There, he worked with Ron Rupert, who was also a member of the opening team and is now the Executive Chef for Wine Bar George.

Wine Bar George is located next to Raglan Road and across from Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar in The Landing of Disney Springs.

Wine Bar George and surrounding locations

Wine Bar George and surrounding locations

The two-story, 200-seat wine bar was built to resemble a winemaker’s home estate, and right upon entry you’ll know that you’re “Welcome!”

"Welcome" to the downstairs bar

“Welcome” to the downstairs bar

Downstairs seating surrounds a well-lit, bright bar, playing in contrast to the darker woods and providing a warm feel.

Seating surrounding downstairs bar

Seating surrounding downstairs bar

Seating surrounding downstairs bar

Seating surrounding downstairs bar

You can steal a glimpse at bottles representing 135 wine selections, which will be available by the ounce, glass, or bottle.

135 Wines

135 Wines

Wine bottles

Wine bottles

Heading upstairs…

Stairwell

Stairwell

A second bar is located in the first of two upstairs rooms.

Upstairs Bar

Upstairs Bar

First Upstairs room

First Upstairs room

Don’t forget to take a look at “George’s Favorites” listed above the bar.

George's Favorites

George’s Favorites

Before you enter the second upstairs room, you can see the opportunities for outdoor seating on the second floor terrace.

Terrace at Wine Bar George

Terrace at Wine Bar George

The final room offers seating on charming tables atop barrels.

Second upstairs room

Second upstairs room

Barrel Table

Barrel Table

And (aside from an additional room for private dining), these spots are where guests will enjoy the menu comprised of artisan cheese and charcuterie boards, small plates, and even shareable entrees, all created to pair well with various wines.

Food paired with wine

Food paired with wine

While we will be visiting again for a full review once the spot officially opens, here is a sneak peek of some of the items — served in sampling sizes and on party trays during the preview event — starting with a representation of The Big Board featuring artisan cheeses and crafted meats.

The Big Board

The Big Board

This delicious, tender Skirt Steak with chimichurri sauce will ultimately be served as a shareable entree with sides.

Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

It pairs well with Caymus-Suisun.

Caymus-Suisun

Caymus-Suisun

Crispy Mac and Cheese Bites (every bit as delicious as they sound) are served with tomato nage (FYI, that’s a broth flavored with white wine…I had to look it up) and are Chef Rupert’s take on grilled cheese with tomato soup.

Crispy Mac and Cheese Bites

Crispy Mac and Cheese Bites

The Hummus (served here on mini naan bread and cucumber) served up a nice kick from a dusting of chipotle powder.

Hummus on Naan Bread and Cucumber

Hummus on Naan Bread and Cucumber

Here is a look at the rich and flavorful housemade Meatballs.

Housemade Meatball

Housemade Meatball

A Jicama Salad brings together finely sliced and pickled jicama, fuji apples, jalapeno, and black cumin seeds for a refreshing and unique spicy-meets-sweet dish.

Jicama Salad

Jicama Salad

Kila Cava, a Spanish sparkling wine, was paired with this dish.

Kila Cava

Kila Cava

Again, Wine Bar George will officially open on Saturday, May 19th, at 5:00 pm. Then, on May 20th, the spot will begin operating on its regularly scheduled hours: 11:00 am to 2:00 am daily.

Walk-ins will be welcome (but Advance Dining Reservations will be open for booking on May 25 for dates starting June 25, 2018). And The Basket at Wine Bar George will provide a Counter Service takeaway component.

The Basket sign

The Basket sign

Wine Bar George ranks among the most highly anticipated of the new restaurants that have already and will continue to enhance the Disney dining scene. Check out all the latest Disney World dining spots here!

We’ll see you right back here at Wine Bar George for a full review VERY soon!

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Disclosure: In nearly all circumstances, Disney Food Blog writers and photographers pay full price for their own travel, hotel, food, beverage, and event tickets. We do this because it’s important to us as journalists to ensure not only that we give you unbiased opinions, but also that you can trust us to do so since we’re paying our own way. On rare occasions, when we are invited by a company to attend a preview as media, and when we choose to accept that invitation, we will always make you, our readers, aware of that situation. Today, we were invited by Wine Bar George to experience their new location. Note that when we attend events as media we are 1) Not required to review that event/food on any of our channels, and 2) Not required to review that event/food favorably. You can always count on DFB to give you a 100% unbiased and honest review of any event that we attend, food that we eat, or beverage that we drink. You can see more in our Disclosure Policy. Thank you for reading. — AJ

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