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When Family Visits, Keep It Simple!

Duplin Family Cheers

When Family Visits, Keep It Simple!

Summer is the time of year to pack up the car or board a flight and head off for a family visit. Sibling get-togethers, a week with grandparents, a first-time cousin visit…all across the country, families are getting together to catch up, renew bonds and make new memories.

If you are hosting out-of-town family members this summer, you’re probably trying to think of things to do. Remember: don’t “overdo” it; keep it simple! Welcome your visitors by placing a basket of brochures from your chamber of commerce or tourist bureau in the guest room, so they can see what your town has to offer.

Every community has its own special and unique attractions. Does your town have an art or historical museum? A street of local crafts and antique stores? A nature trail or city park? Many outings are free or quite inexpensive. A family visit is a great time to be a tourist in your own town!

If you live near one of our winery locations in Rose Hill, NC, or North Myrtle Beach, SC, why not bring your visitors in for a fun wine tasting? Check the “Music in the Courtyard” tab for a list of musicians, dates and times, so you can enjoy listening to your favorite local artists after your tasting. Of course, you’ll want to have lunch at The Bistro, if you’re visiting our Rose Hill location!

Keep it simple back at home, too. Casual seating, a few tasty snacks, and a good supply of Duplin wines should be all you need to get the conversation flowing and the laughter started! Keep in mind that everyone needs a little quiet time to unwind, so there’s no need to over plan!

Now’s the time for the generations to learn something from each other. The teens might show the older folks how to use the newest technologies to communicate once the family members go back to their own homes. In return, the aunts and uncles might pass down that family card game or other activity that has stood the test of time. Get out the old family photo albums—always good for a laugh, a few tears and great memories. A fun activity is to choose a few interesting photos and recreate them with a modern twist!

Casual family times call for casual eating, too. Pair simple grilled items with make-ahead salads. Pick up some of our Homemade Gourmet Crackers, and have plenty of veggies cut up and ready to dip at any time of the day.

Check out the recipes for any (or all) of these dips:

If you’re the visitor, bring along a Duplin wine gift for your host and hostess. Why not arrive with a three-pack of our newest wines—Sweet Rosé, Summertime Strut and Coastal Shag? Other ideas include a gift basket with a Sweetzer mix and Duplin wine pair or a Duplin Gourmet gift set. With a sweet gift like this, you’ll be sure to be invited back next summer!

Whatever you plan for your family’s visit, remember – it’s not about how many places you go or how much activity you pack in; it’s about the quality of time you spend together, strengthening bonds and creating lifelong memories.

Every community has its own special and unique attractions. Does your town have an art or historical museum? A street of local crafts and antique stores? A nature trail or city park? Many outings are free or quite inexpensive. A family visit is a great time to be a tourist in your own town!

If you live near one of our winery locations in Rose Hill, NC, or North Myrtle Beach, SC, why not bring your visitors in for a fun wine tasting? Check the “Music in the Courtyard” tab for a list of musicians, dates and times, so you can enjoy listening to your favorite local artists after your tasting. Of course, you’ll want to have lunch at The Bistro, if you’re visiting our Rose Hill location!

Keep it simple back at home, too. Casual seating, a few tasty snacks, and a good supply of Duplin wines should be all you need to get the conversation flowing and the laughter started! Keep in mind that everyone needs a little quiet time to unwind, so there’s no need to over plan!

Now’s the time for the generations to learn something from each other. The teens might show the older folks how to use the newest technologies to communicate once the family members go back to their own homes. In return, the aunts and uncles might pass down that family card game or other activity that has stood the test of time. Get out the old family photo albums—always good for a laugh, a few tears and great memories. A fun activity is to choose a few interesting photos and recreate them with a modern twist!

Casual family times call for casual eating, too. Pair simple grilled items with make-ahead salads. Pick up some of our Homemade Gourmet Crackers, and have plenty of veggies cut up and ready to dip at any time of the day.

Check out the recipes for any (or all) of these dips:

If you’re the visitor, bring along a Duplin wine gift for your host and hostess. Why not arrive with a three-pack of our newest wines—Sweet Rosé, Summertime Strut and Coastal Shag? Other ideas include a gift basket with a Sweetzer mix and Duplin wine pair or a Duplin Gourmet gift set. With a sweet gift like this, you’ll be sure to be invited back next summer!

Whatever you plan for your family’s visit, remember – it’s not about how many places you go or how much activity you pack in; it’s about the quality of time you spend together, strengthening bonds and creating lifelong memories.

Try some of our other award-winning sweet wines!

  • American Port

    Light, Caramel
    $14.99
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  • Beaufort Bay

    Sweet, Fruity Bouquet
    $12.99
    Add to cart
  • Pelican Red

    Medium, sweet red
    $12.99
    Add to cart
  • Sweet Sox Red

    Lightly Sweet, Smooth
    $7.99
    Add to cart
  • Blackberry

    Slightly Sweet, Earthy
    $12.99
    Add to cart
  • Sunset Red

    Sweet, Fruity, Complex Finish
    $12.99
    Add to cart
  • Alcohol Free Muscadine

    Sweet Red, without The Alcohol
    $7.99
    Add to cart
  • Sweet Wine

    Sweet Wine

    Sweet, Clean, Light
    $7.99
    Add to cart
  • Coastal Shag Wine

    Coastal Shag

    Dry, Fruity and Light-Bodied
    $12.99
    Add to cart
  • Naughty & Nice Wine

    Naughty & Nice

    Sweet and fruity, smooth finish
    $9.99
    Add to cart
  • Mulling Spices Gift Basket

    Mulling Spices Basket

    Sweet Spiced Wine Gift Set
    $29.00
    Add to cart
  • Duplin Midnight Magnolia Wine

    Midnight Magnolia

    Sweet, Elegant Fruit
    $12.99
    Add to cart
  • Muscadine Cider

    Alcohol Free, Cider
    $7.99
    Add to cart
  • Sangria Red

    Citrusy, Strawberry
    $7.99
    Add to cart
  • Sweet Caroline

    Sweet, Fruity Red
    $12.99
    Add to cart
  • Raspberry Delight

    Bubbly, raspberry
    $16.99
    Add to cart
  • Vintner’s Almondage

    Bubbly, Almond Flavor
    $16.99
    Add to cart
  • Carolina Red

    Velvety Sweet
    $7.99
    Add to cart
  • Pink Magnolia

    Medium, Sweet, Fruity
    $7.99
    Add to cart
  • magnolia

    Magnolia

    Sweet, Medium White
    $7.99
    Add to cart

Sweeten your Family Time

Sweeten your Family Time

The holidays and celebrations have come to an end and the busy season is over. In the New Year, we return to our regular routines. While we may fall back into these habits, we must remember what is most important, and that is spending quality time with our loved ones and families. At Duplin Winery, we believe that family time is everything, and we’ve got some ideas just for you on how to make these moments count.

Make Dinner Together

Make Dinner Together: While most families try to have dinner together every evening, making it together can be a game changer. Find a delicious recipe that everyone will enjoy and have some fun! Duplin’s Muscadine Barbeque Pork Roast recipe is an excellent option with plenty of steps to get everyone involved.

Take a Walk

Consider taking a walk together outside after you’ve finished your family dinner. It’s a great way to unplug from devices and truly enjoy time together.

Give Back

Our goal at Duplin Winery is to give back every way that we possibly can and help those in need. Giving back together as a family can be extremely rewarding. comments below!

Learn Something New

Learning something new alone can be a challenge. Find something the entire family would enjoy and do it together. It will not only help communication but also build your relationship.

Enjoy a Movie

Plan one night a week for a movie night. Don’t forget all the essentials from the popcorn, candy, and, of course, Duplin wine (for the adults!).

What have you done to sweeten your family time? Let us know in the comments below!

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