Rose Hill, NC is the home of Duplin Winery, the first winery in North Carolina. We were fortunate to visit when we did - it was the first day for pressing the grapes this year. To the left of the man in blue, you can see the fruit as it begins its journey from grape to wine.
Duplin Winery uses primarily muscadine grapes, which only grow in the southeastern United States. Each of the containers pictured on the right contains somewhere between 4500 and 30,000 gallons of wine.
After the tour, be sure to stop by for a tasty meal at the restaurant, then browse at the shop where you can enjoy sampling some of their wines and, of course, pick up a few bottles to take home.