Duplin Winery Of North Carolina Will Open Its Vineyard Wedding Chapel In Rose Hill, N.C. In April

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Set Among Rows Of Grape Vines, The Chapel Provides A Picturesque Wedding Atmosphere And Vineyard Charm At The Home Of The Largest Winery In The South

To be able to exchange vows in such an extraordinary setting against the backdrop of those beautiful vineyards will be special and memorable.

The largest winery in the South, Duplin Winery of Rose Hill, will open its 6,800 square foot wedding chapel on April 11. The chapel is set among beautiful shade trees and offers spectacular views of the Duplin vineyards. It features 4,000 square feet of event space under dramatic 16 foot ceilings, a special bridal room, groom's room, and a catering kitchen.

Depending on how dance floors and stages are set up within Duplin Winery's wedding chapel, the facility can accommodate approximately 500 guests for wedding ceremonies, approximately 350 guests for sit-down dining, and approximately 600 guests for receptions that don't require seating. Outdoor weddings can also be accommodated. With lodging nearby, Duplin Winery's wedding chapel is an ideal choice for destination weddings.

The award-winning Duplin winery is known for its “cool, sweet & easy” sipping wines, and more than 100,000 guests tour the Rose Hill winery each year. Its relaxed and fun-filled wine tasting tours are extremely popular, and are available as a pre-wedding activity. Wedding couples can also book the winery's on-site restaurant, The Bistro, for private parties.

“We've built our wedding chapel in one of the most beautiful settings in the coastal plain of North Carolina,” said Jonathan Fussell, president of Duplin Wine Family and head of the winery's marketing division. “My brother, Dave, and I have always wanted to have a wedding chapel. A wedding is one of the most important days in anyone's life. And atmosphere means so much. To be able to exchange vows in such an extraordinary setting against the backdrop of those beautiful vineyards will be very special and memorable. I'm excited to say that — even before we began construction — our assistant winemaker decided to book the facility for his wedding.”

Duplin Winery is the largest wine production facility on the East Coast. Both Dave Fussell, Jr., who serves as president and CEO of Duplin Winery, and Jonathan Fussell are extremely involved in the day-to-day operation of the winery, leading tours and tastings, and having a hand in the winemaking process.

“We're a family winery and our sense of family and commitment to excellence with our guests is at the top of everything we do,” says Jonathan Fussell. “We're looking forward to many years of hosting weddings and seeing couples go on to build families of their own.”

In addition to its Rose Hill winery, Duplin will be opening its first winery outside North Carolina in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. in late spring.

For more information about Duplin Winery and its North Myrtle Beach location, go online to http://www.duplinwinery.com.

About Duplin Winery

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 thirteen different states in the South, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest.

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