ROSE HILL — “Sweet Caroline,” a premium wine produced by Duplin Winery of Rose Hill, is now available. Produced in limited quantities and only released occasionally over the years, Sweet Caroline is available only through Duplin Winery’s online store and at the winery in Rose Hill. A Labrusca blend laced with sweet Muscadines, it is the sweetest wine made by Duplin Winery, which is known for its “Cool, Sweet and Easy” sipping wines.
“Duplin Wine fans really look forward to the release of Sweet Caroline,” said Jonathan Fussell, president of Duplin Wine Family and head of the winery’s marketing division. “We’re only able to produce it in a relatively small quantity, so there is a lot of demand for a very few bottles of the wine. We find that some people actually build a day trip around getting their Sweet Caroline, traveling to Rose Hill, having lunch in our restaurant and participating in a wine tasting.”
Duplin wines available at North
Myrtle Beach Winery this spring
This spring, Duplin will open its first location outside North Carolina in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. At 15,000 square feet, the location will be able to comfortably accommodate more than 200 guests for guided wine tastings at one time, 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. The new winery is located adjacent to Barefoot Landing and Alligator Adventure on Highway 17.
The award-winning Duplin Winery in Rose Hill currently offers relaxed and fun-filled wine tasting tours for more than 100,000 guests each year. Duplin will be providing the same comfortable, inviting and casual atmosphere at its North Myrtle Beach location.
For more information about Duplin Winery and its North Myrtle Beach location, go online to www.duplinwinery.com.
The family-owned Duplin Winery, headquartered in Rose Hill, North Carolina, is the largest winery in the South and it produces the best-selling wine in North Carolina. Specializing in wines made from the muscadine grape, Duplin is the largest muscadine winery in the world with a tank capacity of 1.6 million gallons. Duplin Winery grows its own grapes in North Carolina, and buys grapes from suppliers in six states. The winery is the largest buyer of grapes in South Carolina.
Started by D.J. Fussell, Sr., in the 1970s, the winery is now owned and managed by its third generation of Fussells. Dave Fussell, Jr., serves as president and CEO of Duplin Winery, and Jonathan Fussell heads the Duplin Winery marketing division and serves as president of Duplin Wine Family.
Duplin wines have won several awards over the years, including honors normally given to wines from the classic West Coast wine belt such as Impact’s Hot Brand Award and Beverage Information Group’s Fast Track Award. Duplin wines have been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Elite magazine, and numerous regional news media.
Duplin wines are currently sold in 13 different states in the South, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest.