Enter the fascinating world of winemaking with a new Bottle Your Own Duplin Wine Experience that elevates the normal winery tour into an unforgettable hands-on event.
Become part of our wine family as we welcome you to not only see how wine is made but also fill your own bottle to take home.
You'll have the authentic experience of loading bottles onto the conveyor, capping the bottle and adding a label at Duplin Winery in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Panama City Beach, Fla.
As part of the experience, an expert wine guide leads you on a grape-to-glass virtual tour of Duplin’s central production headquarters in Rose Hill, N.C. You'll hear about Duplin Estate Vineyards, grape harvesting and how winemakers turn the fruit into Duplin’s award-winning wines.
Also discover how the Fussell family, against all odds, grew Duplin from a tiny operation that enlisted neighbors to stomp grapes into the world’s largest muscadine winery, without ever abandoning devotion to faith, family and community.
“The winemaking process is incredibly special to my family. Every single one of us has worked the bottling room, capped wine and, back in the early days, even licked labels. Days of working together in the winery are some of our most precious memories. We wanted to share that joy with everyone who visits the winery,” said Jonathan Fussell, who owns the fourth-generation winery with his brother, Dave Fussell.
Enjoy this unforgettable experience on the hour, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in North Myrtle Beach or on the hour 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Panama City Beach. The 30- to 45-minute Bottle Your Own Duplin Wine Experience costs $20.
How to book your North Myrtle Beach or Panama City Beach experinece
Guests may also book a Deluxe Wine Tasting for samples of at least 10 wines – white, red and blush -- as well as Duplin’s famous Muscadine Pineapple Habanero cheese dip and housemade crackers. Bartenders provide keepsake tasting sheets for notetaking as they share pairing tips, recipe ideas and charming Duplin stories. Deluxe Wine Tastings cost $15, and the wine list changes regularly throughout the year.
The Bottle Your Own Duplin Wine Experience in North Myrtle, 4650 U.S. Highway 17 South, and Panama City Beach, 10101 Panama City Beach Pkwy, may be booked on a walk-in basis only. Tastings are available Monday-Saturday on a walk-in basis. The winery is closed on Sunday.
New Winemaker Adventure Tour in Rose Hill
Duplin also offers a new Winemaker Adventure Tour Monday-Saturday at its main production center in Rose Hill. Tourgoers there witness the wonders of fermentation, blending and automation before tasting muscadine grape juice that becomes wine. The 30-minute tour winds between fermenters and then tank rooms resembling rows of skyscrapers. A busy bottling line is the grand finale where groups get to sip whatever wine is rolling off the conveyor and take a bottle home. That tour, including tastings and a bottle of wine, costs $13.
The Duplin Winemaker Adventure Tour in Rose Hill, 505 N. Sycamore St., may also be booked on a walk-in basis only. Tastings are available Monday-Saturday on a walk-in basis. The winery is closed on Sunday.