Being a teacher, I suggested to my wife (Jedi mind-trick) that she take off my Spring Break and travel to the southeast with me. We eventually drove to Wilmington and Southport, NC (around the Cape Fear area) and had a wonderful time.
On a whim as we left to return to IL I saw a sign for Duplin Winery. We stopped by (having been extremely interested in wines for several years) and tasted some of the local varieties. I discovered the subtropical native variety of Muscadine grapes (as opposed to the typical vinifera).
If you’ve never tried a Muscadine wine, I can only describe the good ones to be like “fresh grape juice with a kick”. It’s truly something to be had, especially during the summer. While many might have heard of Scuppernog, I find a slightly chilled glass of Magnolia from Duplin Winery to be one of the most refreshing and invigorating things I’ve ever drank.