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Family Of Wines Weekend At Disney’s Contemporary Resort

February 24, 2019

Gather your friends and enjoy an intimate and adventurous getaway for Family of Wines Weekend at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

This is your chance to explore flavors and interact with a collection of wines by winemakers and wineries that have a special connection to Disney.

Family Of Wines Weekend At Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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Family of Wines Weekend

The weekend will feature 30+ wines. They are presented throughout the weekend in the form of workshops and culinary experiences.

Wines are subject to change without notice. But, at the moment, the lineup includes:

  • Riesling
  • Grenache Blanc
  • Syrah
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Viognier
  • Rosé
  • Pinot Gris
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Cuvée
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sangiovese
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Zinfandel
Contemporary Resort at night
Photo Credit: Disney

Workshops and Activities

4 Interactive Workshops Hosted By Winery Representatives And Culinary Experts

Chardonnay’s Expression throughout California

Chardonnay lovers will love identifing flavor profiles and tasting wines from three distinct regions of California. They come from Santa Barbara County, Sonoma County, Carneros.

Presenters describe the wine making experience and how that process affects the flavor of the wine.

Discover OUR Family of Pinot Noirs

Coming fromSanta Barbara County, Napa Valley, Marin County, presenters discuss these wines while explaining their distinct growing conditions and flavor profiles.

Disney Family of Wines Storytelling

Who doesn’t love a good Disney story? Representatives are going to share their Disney experiences, recipes, and the history of wine making.

Wine Wonders and American Artisanal Cheese

Participants hear about the history and art of cheese making. But, as much fun as it is to listen, tasting the highly acclaimed boutique cheeses is much better.

Best of all, they are produced in the same regions as the wines paired with them.

Interact And Learn From The Following Representatives

  • Chappellet Vineyard – Jay James, Master Sommelier and Director of Sales
  • Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard – Tim Snider, President of Fess Parker Winery and Vineyard
  • Frank Family Vineyards – Elizabeth Parenteau, Southeast Sales Manager
  • Kurt Russell’s GoGi Wines – Jami Russell Way, COO of GoGi wines
  • MacMurray Estate Vineyards – Kate MacMurray, Spokesperson and daughter of winery founder Fred MacMurray
  • Silverado Vineyards – Jon Emmerich, Winemaker of Silverado Vineyards
  • Skywalker Vineyards – Tom Johnson, General Manager- Skywalker Ranch and Vineyards

Intimate Welcome and Farewell Receptions, Two Luncheon Experiences, And Gala Dinner

Welcome Reception

This reception features high-end food tastings and wine pairings.

Culinary Adventure 

Participants hand roll sushi, create pasta; “break down” a beef tenderloin; hand craft fromage blanc and learn the secrets of the professional pastry chef.

If you like hands-on experienes, this is the event for you.

Seed to Table Luncheon

Enjoy recipes with connections to the regions from which these wineries hail and ingredients grown here at Walt Disney World exclusively for this weekend experience.

Gala Dinner & Fireworks 

Once again, hosted by our culinary and wine “celebrities”, Guests enjoy wines paired with each course.

The event includes a pre-reception and concludes with a dessert reception and private fireworks viewing.

Farewell Reception

Celebrate the experiences of the weekend by speaking to chefs, sommeliers, and winery principals. You’re also able to enjoy a few final tastings.

Monorail leaving Disney's Contemporary Resort at night
Photo Credit: Disney

Family Of Wines Weekend Package

The Family of Wines Weekend will take place May 17- 19, 2019 and your Package must be booked by Friday, May 3, 2019.

The Package includes a stay in the Main Tower – Lake View at Disney’s Contemporary Resort for 2 nights.

Unsurprisingly, due to the nature of the event, this Package is only available to Guests age 21 and older with valid proof of age.

The event takes place at the Contemporary Resort, so Theme park admission is not required. If you will be visiting the Theme Parks, they must be purchased separately.

Unfortunately, this package is non-refundable for cancellations made 29 days or less prior to arrival or for no-shows.

This Package also can’t be combined with any oher discount or promotion.

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