White Sangria – Duplin Winery

Our wine tonight is the White Sangria from Duplin Winery in Rose Hill, North Carolina.

Light golden in color.

Produced of muscadine grape infused with natural flavors.

Sweet, light, and delicate.

Nose of citrus and pineapple with flavor notes of peach, mango, orange, lime, lemonade, and pineapple.

This is a summertime porch pounder or sunny day pool wine.

10% ABV

$7.99 a bottle. We picked up this bottle during our recent visit to Duplin’s tasting room. Our tasting experience was really enjoyable. Understand, Duplin stays true to it’s heritage and proudly promotes it’s sweeter wines. One of their favorite slogans is that ” Life is sweeter with Duplin.” The tasting experience includes this beautiful sales booklet and scoring card. Duplin Winery is the largest producer of muscadine wines in the world. They further claim to be the oldest and largest winery in the South, originally established in 1975.

Carolina Sunshine – Huffman Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Carolina Sunshine from Huffman Vineyards in Richlands, North Carolina.

Green Apple Riesling.

Pale yellow in color.

Nose of pear, pineapple, white table grapes, butter, and green apple.

Semi-sweet and crisp.

Flavor notes of Bosc pears, fresh picked Granny Smith apples, bananas, and honeysuckle, with a crisp tartness that pleasantly lingers.

11.5% ABV.

$12 a bottle.

Huffman Vineyards was a very enjoyable experience for us. We’re always fond of small family owned vineyard and winery operations.

Located just inland from Jacksonville along North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. Though growing only Carlos, Noble, and several lesser known Muscadine varietals, winemaker Lee Huffman has handcrafted a diverse selection from dry vinifera wines, semi-sweet and sweet fruit and muscadine wines.

Nicki, Lee’s sister, tends the tasting bar and their Mom, a fabulous artist, manages the gift shop. The gift shop features an eclectic selection of many fun and practical wine products.

Electric Pelican – Hinnant Family Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Electric Pelican from Hinnant Family Vineyards.

Light salmon in color.

Blend of estate grown Norton (Muscadine) and Blanc du Bois (American Hybrid).

Grown and produced in Pine Level, North Carolina.

Serve chilled.

Nose of pink grapefruit, strawberry jam, and a orange creamsicle.

Semi-sweet with crisp acidity.

Flavor notes of orange, grapefruit, tangerine, homemade lemon curd, bananas foster, Granny Smith apples, and finishing crisp like a fresh Bosc pear.

Pair with a delicate fish or charcuterie plate.

12% ABV.

$10 a bottle.

Ships most states.

Hinnant Family Vineyards currently the largest Muscadine vineyard in North Carolina consist of over 100 acres under vine. Vines are mostly of Muscadine varietals with some American hybrids under vine. The farm originally grew tobacco. The first vines were planted in 1971.

Hinnant Family Vineyards has proudly won hundreds of awards for their estate grown wines. They likewise import vinifera varietals from the state of Washington. A tasting consist not only of muscadine wine, but also vinifera such as Cabernet Sauvignon and a Meritage Boudreaux blend.

Harmony Hall – Lu Mil Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Harmony Hall from Lu Mil Vineyard in Elizabethtown, North Carolina.

Produced from estate grown Magnolia Muscadine grape.

The Magnolia varietal produces a medium sized bronze colored fruit.

Cold fermented.

Nose is distinctly muscadine, though not as pungent as most Carlos muscadine wine. The nose further exhibits notes of citrus and pear.

Color of polished gold.

Served chilled.

Sweet on the tongue.

Flavor notes of green apple, pear preserves, freshly baked lemon meringue pie, pineapple, tangerine, and grapefruit.

Smooth balanced finish.

This is without any doubt one of the very best muscadine wines that we have ever enjoyed.

12% ABV

WineryEscapades.Com scoring on the American Wine Society twenty point scale.

Appearance 3 Nose 5 Taste 6 Finish 3 Impression 2

Total: 19 Gold Medal Worthy

Click here to check out our previous blog about our cabin stay at Lu Mil Vineyard.

Harmony Hall stands six miles North of Lu Mil Vineyard. The home of Colonel James Richardson, Revolutionary soldier and patriot. His wife overhearing plans of Cornwallis, quartered there, dispatched information to her husband with Green’s army in South Carolina, this aiding in the defeat of the British and retreat of Cornwallis.

Cork and Pork – Rock of Ages Winery

Our wine tonight is the Cork & Pork wine from Rock of Ages Winery.

Red blend of dry vanifera and sweet muscadine grapes.

Dark plum in color with a bright purple rim.

Muscadine on the nose, hints of cheap cigar, red currants, and cherry cola.

This red blend is sweet!

Served chilled.

Bold on the palate, chewy, notes of red and black currants, blackberry jam, fresh baked cherry pie, plums, cranberries, and raisins. Oaky on the back end with a lingering vanilla finish.

Absolutely one of the most unusual wines we have tasted. Not bad just unusual.

13.1% ABV

$14 a bottle.

Blended to pair with pork BBQ.

Naughty and Nice – Duplin Winery

Our wine tonight is the Naughty and Nice from Duplin Winery.

Holiday white wine blend of Scuppernong, Muscadine, and what I think to be Niagara.

The scuppernong is distinct.

Nose of ripe bananas, lemonade, green apples, honeydew melons, and a stuffy mildewed room.

Sweet, syrupy.

On the palate notes of overripe bananas, honeysuckle, rubber cement, lemonade, almonds, and pixy stix, with lingering back of the mouth sticky notes of honey and lemon cough syrup.

10.5% ABV

$10 a bottle.

This wine is certainly complex.

Duplin Winery In North Carolina is the largest muscadine wine producer in the world.

We procured this bottle through a money back offer on Ibotta.

That’s right, earn money back on your acohol purchases with Ibotta

Above are affiliate links.

Milk House White – Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Milk House White, a scuppernong wine from Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard just outside of Shelby, North Carolina.

Non-vintage.

Fermented of 100% scuppernong grapes.

The state fruit of North Carolina.

Color of 24 karat gold……. just polished!

Intense musky nose, hints of honeysuckle, lemon, citrus, and butterscotch.

Distinctive sweet flavor notes of lemon, lime, honeysuckle, dandelion, green apples, bananas foster, and cheap brandy, with a long bold finish reminiscent of eating wild scuppernongs right off the vine.

Labeled as table wine (7 – 14% ABV). I’d guess close to around 10% ABV.

The scuppernong is a native Muscadine variety. The fruit is a large berry, bronze in color with amazingly thick skins. The oldest cultivated vine in the U.S.A. Is the Mother Vine, a 400 plus year old scuppernong vine in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

Honeymoon Delight – Cartersville Country Winery

Our wine tonight is the Honeymoon Delight from Cartersville Country Winery In Timmonsville, South Carolina.

100% estate grown Carlos – White Muscadine.

Color of light straw.

Labeled as dry, but we feel it more accurately off dry.

Nose of over-ripe bananas, rubber cement, and charcoal.

Bright tropical flavor notes on the tongue, lemon, lime, coconut, and pawpaw, fading to a more floral and earthy finish.

Labeled as table wine, likely around 8-9% ABV.

$12 a bottle.

Winemaker’s name is Carlos Norton! Could that be real? Nevertheless, great wine business name!

Sir Walter Raleigh- Lu Mil Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Sir Walter Raleigh from Lu Mil Vineyard in Dublin, North Carolina.

Cold fermented of Noble Muscadine varietal.

Light ruby in color.

Nose of bing cherries, raspberries, cantaloupe, and vanilla.

Sweet on the tongue.

Flavor notes of fresh baked cherry pie, cinnamon, vanilla, and finishing with strong hints of mint. Flavors really pop when held under the tongue for a few seconds.

10.5 % ABV

$12 per bottle.

Related Post: Vineyard Cabins @ Lu Mil Vineyard = Winecation

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑