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Le Cellier Steakhouse at Epcot Features ‘Disney Family of Wines’

Le Cellier Steakhouse is a top pick for guests who love a good steak – the AAA Candian beef tenderloin with truffle butter sauce is a hands-down favorite, but you also can order pan-seared snapper, free-range chicken and Kurobuta pork at this outstanding restaurant in the Canada Pavilion at Epcot.

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Now the wine list kicks it up, featuring six of the eight wineries of the “Disney Family of Wines,” and will be the first restaurant at Walt Disney World Resort to feature all eight, says Rick DeCicco, area manager at Le Cellier Steakhouse. The list includes several Reserve vintages.

“We’re waiting on Skywalker Vineyards and Gogi, and they are on the way,” says Rick.

The diverse collection has a personal connection to the Disney name: an artistic talent, a sense of what makes for good storytelling, quintessential family DNA … all of the wineries display qualities long identified with Walt Disney and The Walt Disney Company, carrying on the Disney legacy and typifying the passion, innovation and quality that the name Disney symbolizes.

The wineries:

  • Fess Parker Winery
  • MacMurray Ranch
  • Silverado Vineyards
  • Lasseter Family Winery
  • Gogi (owned by actor Kurt Russell)
  • Frank Family Vineyards
  • Chappellet Winery
  • Skywalker Vineyards

The restaurant has debuted a beautiful beverage book dedicated to The Disney Family of Wines, and has taken the service staff through training to educate them about the wines and winemakers. “This has a great impact on our guests since they love a great Disney story,” says Rick. Every leader at Le Cellier also has completed the introductory level course of the Court of Master Sommeliers, a feat worth mentioning (and congratulations!).

So, what does Rick suggest? “The Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon with the filet mignon is by far our most popular offering,” he says. “Or the Frank Family Cabernet Sauvignon with the Angus strip steak and Cabernet butter.”

For reservations, visit DisneyWorld.com/dine or call 407-WDW-DINE.

Comments

  • As a Canadian, I was looking forward to trying Canadian wines at Le Cellier on our upcoming trip to Disney. There are many places in Disney where these American wines would be a better fit.

  • As a Canadian I don’t think this is appropriate at all and would rather see Canadian wines featured instead of all these “disney” wines. Also I think there should be a Canadian company running or sponsoring this restaurant as well, like maybe something like the keg.

  • We recently dined at Le Cellier (and do frequently as DVC members we can’t get enough)! We loved the Disney connection with this offering. There were also some great Canadian wines on the menu (we especially enjoy the ice wine flight). Steaks were perfect, as always. It is nice to see Disney continuing to step up their game with food and beverages.

  • I totally agree the American Pavilion needs to step it up with some great BBQ, my son and Daughter in law very disappointed with the visit to the countries But love wine of all kinds

  • Sure it make sense in a way….where in the American Pavilion would they serve wine? At the Liberty Inn? I don’t think so. Because they have to showcase American wines at Le Cellier only proves the sad state of affairs when it come to dining at the American Pavilion. What do we showcase for food….hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken strips. How about a BBQ Smokehouse?

  • Italian wines in Italy. German wines in Germany. What a pity that Disney has gone this route with Le Cellier when there are so many wonderful, award winning Canadian wines. Why aren’t the American wines at the American pavilion? This move doesn’t make any sense.

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