Some of the most amazing wines and spirits in the world are found at the most elegant resort in this nation. Yes, we are speaking about the King and Prince Resort, which has been highlighted in so many areas – everything from a primo golf course to spectacular dining experiences to having the most luxurious rooms and accommodations possible. Each week readers wait to be taken by the hand to the Golden Isles of Georgia to meet, greet and fall in love with even more amenities that King and Prince Resort provide their guests.
When it comes to this stunning locale, not only do the spirits of the guests and staff soar about as high as possible, seeing as that everyone is basking and relaxing in the lap of luxury while staring out at the stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, but King and Prince also goes one step further to provide the best ‘spirits’ to go along with that amazing mood shared by all that makes you wish your vacation would never come to an end.
On St. Simon’s Island, spirits are being served that are truly set in a ‘celebrity’ and ‘historical’ world, as well as being the ‘best of the best’ when it comes to taste and aroma. And not only does this particular winery we are speaking about produce new lines and breakout ‘hits’ in all wine categories, but it also has a very close relationship to a man we all honor and remember for his brilliant imagination – Walt Disney.
The Miller Ranch and Silverado Vineyards is family-owned and operated. This very prominent family is part of the ‘Disney’ group. Founded by Walt Disney’s daughter Diane and her husband, Ron Miller – who was Walt’s right-hand-man, Silverado has nothing to do with theme parks and everything to do with pure and utter taste.
Now the parents of seven, and grandparents to fourteen, Ron and Diane have retired and do not actually work the winery. They do, however, sit on the Board, taste the new brands as they come out, and truly throw their love and support behind the family legacy.
The family’s fingers are in various areas of the wine-making business. In fact, the label used on the bottles is actually a creation that came from the perspective of Walt’s great-granddaughter, Annabelle Miller. The scene is of Annabelle’s great grandmother’s home overlooking the vineyards. This pencil/graphite sketch shows the ‘down-to-earth’ feel of the artisans who work the vineyard and represents the winery’s true and utter balance between tradition and the future.
Winemaking, actually, has an amazing history; perhaps even more amazing than Disney’s own legacy. It was over one hundred and twenty years ago that a man by the name of Robert Louis Stevenson actually wrote about his journey into what was then the wild country of the Napa Valley.
Living and writing from inside an abandoned home which was situated on the barren Silverado mine site, Stevenson truly spoke about what he saw for the future. The Gold Rush was not exactly a dream come true for a great many, and Stevenson thought that mines were not only a thing of the past – but that the world of wine was the wave of the future. Read More>>>>