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Explore Tastes From the Vine at the Grand Strand’s Wineries and Wine Bars

Explore Tastes From the Vine at the Grand Strand’s Wineries and Wine Bars

While France’s Bordeaux region, Italy’s Tuscany region and California’s Napa Valley may get top billing among wine enthusiasts, the Carolina Coast also has its fair share of viticulture to be proud of — and all much closer to home for the majority of Grand Strand visitors.

Coastal Carolina Winery: Located at Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment hot spot Broadway at the Beach, this winery offers a range of locally produced white wines (including Chardonnay, Riesling and Muscat), red wines (such as Merlot and Pinot Noir) and fruit wines (including blackberry, raspberry and strawberry). Guests can sample wines in-house (a seven-wine tasting is available for only $5) or purchase full bottles to take home with them. An adjacent gift shop offers handmade pottery, food items, wine accessories and more. Visit coastalcarolinawinery.com to learn more.

Duplin Winery: Found just a mile inland from North Beach Plantation in front of the Barefoot Landing shopping/dining/entertainment complex, this winery serves up America’s favorite muscadine wine, along with a full line of award-winning, Carolina-produced reds, whites, blushes, sparkling wines, specialty wines and more. Guests visiting this location can taste wine samples (up to 10 for just $10), observe the wine-bottling process and shop in the winery’s retail store, which sells wine accessories, Duplin gourmet food items and more. To learn more, visit duplinwinery.com.

Carolina Vineyards: Another Barefoot Landing vendor, this winery specializes in fruit wines (such as Red Raspberry) and also produces its own varietals (such as Cabernet Sauvignon). Its tasting room is open seven days a week and offers a sampling of seven different wines for $3. Learn more at http://www.carolinavineyards.com Carol.ina Vineyards’ sister winery, Boardwalk Winery, offers its own specialty fruit wines, as well as reds and whites, at popular Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment destination Broadway at the Beach. Learn more at Boardwalk Winery’s Facebook page.

La Belle Amie Vineyard: This small, family owned and operated winery in Little River produces 20-plus wine varieties ranging from reds and whites to dessert wines on a 38-acre farm located about 15 minutes north of North Beach Plantation. Those looking to sample can try six different wines for a small fee of $3, then take bottles home with them to enjoy later or to give as gifts. An on-site gift shop offers wine accessories, salsas, sauces and more. The winery also regularly hosts live music and other events, such as its Wine Wednesdays, Throwback Thursdays and Wine Down Fridays. Learn more at labelleamie.com.

Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar: Inspired by a Napa Valley vacation taken by the owners, this restaurant located at Myrtle Beach hot spot The Market Common serves fresh American-Italian cuisine that is complemented by a pages-long list of white wines, red wines, sparkling wines, dessert wines and more. For the non-wine drinkers in your party, an assortment of cocktails and beers is also available. Visit http://www.traviniaitaliankitchen.com to learn more.

When staying at North Beach Plantation on the North Myrtle Beach oceanfront, there are few better ways to enjoy the sweeping ocean views from your room’s personal balcony or from our spacious outdoor pool deck than by popping the cork on a bottle of wine and enjoying it with some soothing sea breezes. Book your Grand Strand getaway today, and get ready to sample some of the North Myrtle Beach area’s finest wines, as well as some of its most comfortable accommodations