History Comes to Life at Duplin Winery

Released on: September 22, 2008, 8:17 am

Press Release Author: Christy / Duplin Winery

Industry: Food & Beverage

Press Release Summary: Duplin Winery partners with The John Locke Society to present
an event of historical proportions. General George Washington and General William
Howe come to life at Duplin Winery to discuss the issues facing our young nation.
Includes tour, tasting, conviviatlity reception, dinner, theater performance.

Press Release Body: Duplin Winery, the oldest and largest winery in the South,
partners with the John Locke Foundation and the North Carolina History Project in a
stage presentation of A Living History with General George Washington and General
Sir William Howe on October 10 and 11.

Prior to becoming the first President of the United States of America, George
Washington led the fight against the British. He forced a British retreat in
Boston, succumbed to General Howe in New York, and crossed the Delaware River into
Trenton, New Jersey for a surprising victory. Despite Washington’s successes,
General Howe outmaneuvered him in Pennsylvania on September 26, 1777. The American
rebellion was strong and General Howe was unable to hold his position. Rumor has it
the General was sympathetic to the Patriot cause.

The American Historical Theatre’s Dean Malissa (George Washington) and Robert
Gleason (William Howe) bring these famous generals to life in an event of historical
proportions. The conversation between these characters, which are primary catalysts
in creating the foundation of our great country, will include discussions on the
causes, hardships, and events surrounding the American Revolutionary War. Audience
participation is invited and encouraged.

The event includes a tour of historic Duplin Winery, conviviality hour, and dinner
theater. Duplin Winery produces over 270,000 cases annually and has a production
capacity of over 1,000,000 gallons in its state-of-the art production facility. A
tour is followed by a reception featuring conversation, hors d’oeuvres and select
wines. Dinner is prepared by The Bistro Restaurant and each course is perfectly
paired with Duplin wines. Washington and Howe come to life on the stage at 7:30pm.

Visit duplinwinery.com or johnlock.org/events for more information. Advance
purchase required. Call 1-800-774-9634 or 910-289-3888.

About Duplin Winery

Located in Rose Hill, North Carolina, award-winning Duplin Winery produces fun wines
that are both easy to drink and easy to like. The oldest and largest winery in the
South, Duplin Winery traces its roots to the early 1970s with the launch of its
Muscadine grape wine. Duplin Winery offers a wide variety of wines varying in
sweetness from a dry white Carlos to sweet Scuppernongs, and is home to North
Carolina’s best selling wine – Hatteras Red. For more information on Duplin Winery
and its wines, visit www.duplinwinery.com.

About John Locke Foundation

The John Locke Foundation employs research, journalism, and outreach programs to
transform government through competition, innovation, personal freedom, and personal
responsibility. JLF seeks a better balance between the public sector and private
institutions of family, faith, community, and enterprise. For more information
about the John Locke Foundation, visit www.johnlocke.org.

About North Carolina History Project

The North Carolina History Project is a special project of the John Locke Foundation
and provides edited, evolving, and free online information of North Carolina that
includes commentaries, lesson plans, and a community calendar. For more information
on the North Carolina History Project, visit www.northcarolinahistory.org.

Web Site: http://www.duplinwinery.com

Contact Details: Duplin Winery
505 N. Sycamore Street
Rose Hill, NC 28458

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