Check Out The New Duplin Winery in Myrtle Beach
One of the newest additions to the vast list of Myrtle Beach attractions is the Duplin Winery located at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, just a short drive from Monterrey Bay Suites. Their brand new 15,000 square foot facility is now open and welcoming everyone in to taste their award winning brands of muscadine wines.
Duplin Winery (pronounced doo-plin) originated in North Carolina in the 1970’s by the Fussell family. The whole family learned to do their part so they could distribute their wine throughout the South. In the early days, they brought their wine from distributor to distributor on the back of a converted hog trailer. This family owned business has since graduated to more modern methods but their heart is still in their roots.
After the success they saw in their Rose Hill, NC winery, they decided to build a brand new facility in Myrtle Beach where they could expose tourists from across the country to their delicious wines.
The new facility is a fun and relaxed environment, which is a far cry from the general idea of an uptight, snobby winery. Duplin wants everyone to be able to come in and enjoy without feeling judged. Board shorts and flip-flops are certainly welcome.
Inside the winery they have a bottling station, which is part of the tour. Here you’ll see how bottles are filled, corked, and labeled before being sold to the public. In the North Myrtle Beach location, they’re able to bottle 1,200 bottles per day.
The Duplin Winery also has tastings every 15 minutes to give guests a chance to taste all of their different wines and decide which ones they want to take home. Between tastings guests can browse the huge gift shop complete with a replica of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. They also have videos playing that show how they harvest and process their grapes before they end up becoming the wine that you taste.
Duplin is even bringing their famous grape stomp to Myrtle Beach for the first time! On September 19, 2015 Duplin will play host to the 39th Annual Grape Stomp, a tradition passed down from their Rose Hill, NC location. There will be live music, wine tastings and even chances to feed the gators at Alligator Adventure next door. Tickets are $25 and include admission to Alligator Adventure.