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Episode 07: Duplin Winery Carolina Scuppernong

Note: This North Carolina Wine TV review is not a reflection of all muscadine or scuppernong wines, instead only this particular bottling. Episodes 8 and 9 feature other types of muscadine wines.

North Carolina Wine TV Review:

Scuppernong is a very old and wild grape and the wildness comes through in this bottle. Duplin’s scuppernong is thick and syrupy with a musty and overtly floral nose. The wine is well balanced and not an unfair value for around $6 if it fits your taste. To us it was too wild and harsh on the finish and too viscous with its mouthfeel. This is a wine likely to be enjoyed by many people, just not us.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

according to the North Carolina Wine Ratings Scale

About Duplin Winery Carolina Scuppernong (from the winery):
Duplin Winery’s Scuppernong is the most famous variety of Vitis Rotundifolia and the oldest wine made in America. No plantation dinner would have been complete without this delicious sweet wine.

About Duplin Winery (from the winery):
Duplin’s award winning North Carolina wines include Magnolia, featured in Martha Stewart Living as a favorite summertime wine, Hatteras Red, a North Carolina favorite enjoyed with good-’ol southern barbecue, and Scuppernong, the oldest wine in America. In 2009, Duplin Winery proudly received honors normally reserved for the traditional west coast winery belt.

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15 Responses to “Episode 07: Duplin Winery Carolina Scuppernong”

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  2. Old Lady Bones says:

    Sweet wines are a lot of people’s cup of tea…for better or worse.
    Nearly EVERY NC vineyard you go to, they make some form of sweet wine, be it muscadine or other fruit (cherry, blueberry, etc).

    Disclaimer: I’m not a sweet wine drinker either, Kip.

    I’ve had some good ’sweets’ at:
    Uwharrie Vineyards, Stony Mountain Vineyards and Dennis Vineyards.

    Dennis makes a lot of ‘fruit wines’. they make a very sweet cherry wine that, with chocolate,is a GREAT dessert (like a chocolate covered cherry/strawberry).

    Pair these wines with the right thing and they bloom and are actually, dare I say, good.
    Here’s the general link to all vineyards in Stanly:

    BTW: I’m from Stanly County and if/when you guys rate some if these wines I’d love to be part of that.

    These wines are not distributed in the Triangle…you’ll have to goto them and/or they’re websites to get the wine.
    Road Trip!!

  3. Here’s another Scuppernong fact: it is the official fruit of NC! The General Assembly named it in 2001. I’m not a fan of sweet wine either, so I have no idea what else you should try!

  4. I have email you twice before, and got no response. Come down to my vineyard and lets do a through down taste test to make you want to buy a bottle of Duplin Wine. Contact me to set it up.
    Patrick Fussell

  5. Jeff Cohen says:


    We have replied to your email with a proposed date to visit Duplin Winery.


  6. I thought that you were coming down on the 25 th of July. Your email said that you wanted to come on that date. I would love for you to come down and lets have a taste test. I email you on you site, but I have not got a response.

  7. I thought that you were coming down on the 25 th of July. Your email said that you wanted to come on that date. I would love for you to come down and lets have a taste test. I emailed you on your site, but I have not got a response.

  8. Eric says:

    Man, you guys seriously suck. I generally drink french varietals, give me a fucking break man. Perhaps you should broaden your palate and learn how to appreciate some simple ass country wine.


  9. Kipp Bodnar says:


    Thanks for your feed back! We agree with you. That is why we went to Duplin winery this past weekend and learned a lot about muscadine wines. Please check out episode 22 and let us know what you think! We have realized that we aren’t big fans of Scuppernong, but enjoy other muscadine. Please also check out our reviews from Dennis Vineyards and Cypress Bend Vineyards.

    If you have any other recommendations please let us know!

  10. T Millard says:

    IF you high brows are smart, you should at the very least learn how to pronounce the wine and grapes that you are reviewing. Learn how to pronounce muscadine (long “i”) and scuppernong (silent “g”)

  11. Shannah says:

    I think you guys were a little harsh on scuppernong! LOL! Yes, it smells like you’re 7 yrs. old and you spilled juice on yourself but to me that’s part of the charm. It’s sweet, it’s cheap and it’s folksy and that’s what I like about it. It’s cozy! Anyone can make it at home, and it just reminds me of good times with friends, just goofing off, or having it as a desert wine after a family dinner. I think it’s a charming cheap wine that makes me feel a little more like a North Carolina resident :)

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