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Duplin Winery of North Carolina begins construction on a unique 15,000 square foot wine tasting station in North Myrtle Beach
Largest winery in the south plans to deliver the relaxed, North Carolina wine country experience at its first location in South Carolina
Duplin Winery, the largest winery in the South has begun construction on second retail outlet to be located in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. At 15,000 square feet, the tasting room and retail shop will be able to comfortably accommodate more than 200 guests for guided wine tastings per seating, making it the largest wine tasting station on the Grand Strand. The location will also include more than 5,000 square feet of retail space featuring Duplin wines, as well as specialty drinks, foods and merchandise. Duplin Winery by the beach will be adjacent to Barefoot Landing and Alligator Adventure on Highway 17, and is expected to open for business in spring 2015.
An award-winning winery, Duplin is known for its “cool, sweet & easy” sipping wines. Its relaxed and fun-filled wine tasting tours are extremely popular, and more than 100,000 guests tour the original winery in Rose Hill, NC each year. Duplin is planning to provide the same comfortable, inviting and casual atmosphere at its North Myrtle Beach location.
“My brother Dave and I have dreamed of opening a location along the Grand Strand since the 1990s,” said Jonathan Fussell, president of Duplin Wine Family and head of the winery’s marketing division. “We’re excited about bringing the laid-back North Carolina wine country experience to the beach. In the wine country of North Carolina, we’re serious about our wines but relaxed about life, and so our wine tours are just a little different than others that people might have experienced. Our focus is on fun and we try our very best to show our guests a good time. We expect our Grand Strand tasting station to become a gathering place for current Duplin customers visiting the area, and an inviting spot for folks who want to experience our wines for the first time.”
Daily guided tasting tours at the tasting station in North Myrtle Beach will offer guests the opportunity to sample a wide variety of Duplin wines as they are entertained with fun facts about Muscadine grapes, Carolina winemaking, and the Duplin brand. Corking demonstrations will be accompanied by a presentation about the early days of the winery when Duplin first sold its wines in mason jars before moving to more traditional wine bottles. Now a Duplin tradition, the signature mason jar remains a popular item among Duplin wine fans.
For more information about Duplin Winery and its North Myrtle Beach location, go online to http://www.duplinwinery.com.
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