California Grill’s new beverage program

Chef Brian Piasecki and general manager Michael Scheifler recently visited California in search of great wines to pair perfectly with the new California Grill menu.

California Grill wine display

New display case is a showstopper as guests exit the elevator to the 15th floor at California Grill
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Scheifler told Disney Parks Blog writer Pam Brandon that they visited more than 15 wineries in five days. What they have come back with is a zinfandel from an organic vineyard in Napa Valley and a chardonnay that will be bottled in magnums by Heitz Cellars. They chardonnay magnums will be exclusive to California Grill. When guests order this wine they will bring the magnum to the table to pour the glass.

Other changes include a new climate-controlled display case to show off 1,600 bottles of wine. Seventy two percent of the 250 wines will come from California. Guests will also be able to choose from 80 wines by the glass and sommeliers will be able to assist in pairing wines with meals. There will be more than 20 on staff! (This is exciting news. At Napa Rose in Disney’s Grand Californian Resort, all of the servers are sommeliers.)

There is also an expanded offering of sake to pair with the new sushi menu, including cask strength, light and sparkling. There will also be eight craft beers to choose from and most of them will come from California.

We should be seeing some of the menu updates soon so check back for those.

Are you excited about the new beverage program at California Grill?

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