Duplin Winery, the South’s largest winery, is nearing completion of its much-anticipated Panama City Beach, Fla. location. It’s being built on the former Hombre Golf Club off Panama City Beach Parkway, just minutes from the beach.
The Fussell family, which started Duplin Winery in Rose Hill, N.C. nearly 50 years ago, expect a Spring 2023 opening.
“Duplin has always been more than a winery. It is an extension of my family, a gathering place. When you walk through those doors, you’re family. We really mean that,” said co-owner Jonathan Fussell, who, along with his brother Dave Fussell Jr., is deeply involved in Duplin’s day-to-day operations.
The $15 million, 38,000-square-foot complex will feature a rustic, Southern charm feel with gorgeous porches and other inviting outdoor spaces. Five tasting bars, a retail market stocked with wines, gifts and more, a wine slushie bar, a fresh fudge bar and a bottle-your-own-wine experience will all be available inside for guests to enjoy.
There will also be a 13,000-square-foot pavilion where musicians can entertain guests who are sipping Duplin’s award-winning, cool, sweet and easy wines. The large space can also be used as the perfect setting for weddings.
“We are so thankful and blessed to be opening in beautiful Panama City Beach. We look forward to sharing the wines we love, welcoming more people into our Duplin family and bringing new jobs to the area,” Jonathan Fussell said.
The new Panama City Beach location will generate more than 60 new jobs. The team is actively hosting job interviews and accepting resumes at email@example.com.