Coastal South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach winery scene continues to flourish as the Grand Strand welcomes a new vineyard to “the family” seemingly every summer. While Myrtle Beach is a far cry from California’s bustling Sonoma County, you’ll pleasingly discover a bevy of family-owned wineries in the heart of the city, as well as several countryside vineyards near the North Carolina border. An idyllic place to start and finish your self-guided Myrtle Beach winery tour is Ocean Annie’s Resorts, home to the city’s most beloved beach bar.
A Self-Guided Myrtle Beach Winery Tour
Autumn is perhaps the most alluring season of the year in terms of wine tasting, thanks in large part to the refreshing ocean breezes and subtle color transformations. In hopes of enhancing your upcoming getaway to the sprawling Grand Strand, we’ve compiled a short, yet sweet Myrtle Beach winery guide, featuring a popular, oversized gathering space, an underrated Little River vineyard, and a quaint Barefoot Landing tasting room.
Duplin Winery, without a doubt, is the region’s premier vino-centric facility, as it features a 15,000-square-foot complex, nearly three acres of manicured landscape, and a large shopping center. There’s so much space at Duplin that reservations aren’t required, even during peak seasons. Oenophiles are urged to simply show up with a smile, a few Alexander Hamiltons, and a mask. Duplin is believed to craft the world’s finest Muscadine, a true American varietal.
Little River is known for its underrated golf courses, quaint fishing village, delightful coastal cuisines, and, of course, La Belle Amie, an oft-overlooked Myrtle Beach winery alternative. La Belle Amie is home to Twisted Sisters Wines, a brand synonymous with creativity, boldness, and panache. Please keep in mind that the vineyard’s hours may be affected by COVID-19. So, remember to check their up-to-date website for ongoing updates.
Carolina Vineyards also owns the convenient, frequently-visited Boardwalk Winery, located inside Broadway at the Beach. However, Carolina Vineyard’s Barefoot Landing tasting room is where we send our guests. It’s spacious, newly renovated, and chockful of hard-to-find varietals, most of which are house-made delights, uniquely labeled as a “vacation in a bottle.” Seven-varietal samples cost only $4 per person—what a bargain!
Paradisical Oceanfront Resorts in Myrtle Beach
Start and finish each day of exploration and relaxation at Ocean Annie’s Resorts: Sands Ocean Club and Sands Beach Club. Combine a wine tasting with a horseback ride, surf lessons, and a short hike before posting up on Myrtle Beach for an evening of sun, waves, and sips at Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar. Complimentary luxuries include free access to Myrtle Waves Water Park, an on-site lazy river, an indoor spa, an exercise facility, jaw-dropping balcony views, and, of course, unfettered semi-private beach access. To book a long-awaited autumnal escape to sunny Myrtle Beach, please browse through our vacation packages (or call us directly at 888-999-8081).