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Duplin Winery opens new location in North Myrtle Beach

The 15,000 square foot location will be able to accommodate more than 200 people at once, making it the largest wine tasting station on the Grand Strand - a forty-year tradition, now rooted right in our backyard. The 15,000 square foot location will be able to accommodate more than 200 people at once, making it the largest wine tasting station on the Grand Strand - a forty-year tradition, now rooted right in our backyard.
The experience includes live music, events, shopping, and of course, a lot of wine. You won't just get to taste 12 wines for $5; there will be homemade fudge and slushies infused with wine. The experience includes live music, events, shopping, and of course, a lot of wine. You won't just get to taste 12 wines for $5; there will be homemade fudge and slushies infused with wine.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Duplin Winery is popping the cork on its new location, officially opening its doors in North Myrtle Beach on Tuesday.

The 15,000 square foot location will be able to accommodate more than 200 people at once, making it the largest wine tasting station on the Grand Strand - a forty-year tradition, now rooted right in our backyard.

“First of all, we're not the kind of winery that drinks their wine with their pinkies up. We're here to treat you to a good, southern time,” said co-owner, Jonathan Fussell.

The experience includes live music, events, shopping, and of course, a lot of wine. You won't just get to taste 12 wines for $5; there will be homemade fudge and slushies infused with wine.

There's much more to this location. Duplin is a family tradition which goes back generations; at this location, you'll get a taste of all that history.

The family has been producing wine for 40 years and those generations had their eyes on the Grand Strand for half of that. Now that it's finally a reality, it's expecting to churn out even more from North Myrtle Beach.

Duplin is churning out bottle after bottle from its Rose Hill location, strengthening the buzz about the wine business in North Carolina. Now the wine industry in North Carolina contributes to $1.7 billion worth of revenue for the state, according to Fussell.

Fussell is hoping this new location will help jump start the wine production area of South Carolina. It won't produce as much as its original location, because it's doing it the old-fashioned way.

“Here we're doing everything by hand, so we're hoping to do somewhere between 1,000 and 1,200 bottles per day,” said Fussell. “In Rose Hill we do 7,000 bottles per hour.”

Fussell is expecting Duplin to be, by the end of the year, the largest winery in the state of South Carolina - a place he hopes locals will come to for events, and tourists will flock to our area for.

“More wineries will come to this area, which will help create a new form of tourism for North Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand Area,” said Fussell.

This location has also created about 50 jobs. The press conference is 10 a.m., Tuesday. The North Myrtle Beach location will be open every day, but Sunday.

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