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Leading Business of the Month Sponsored by South State Bank

Leading Business of the Month

by Amanda Blomquist, Business Development marketing coordinator, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

If you want to sip something sweet, you ought to visit Duplin Winery, our September Leading Business of the Month sponsored by South State Bank.

Duplin Winery specializes in wine made from muscadine grapes, a variety native to the southeastern United States. They bottle about 40 different types.

Locally, you can visit them for a tasting experience in North Myrtle Beach next to Barefoot Landing. Their wines are stocked by most grocers, too. They still operate in Rose Hill, North Carolina, where the family business grew its roots.

It all started in the 1970s when D.C. Fussell Sr. and his two sons, David and Dan, started growing the muscadine grapes, which were being sold for about $350 per ton to a winery in New York. Within three years, that price was slashed in half during a recession, so the family decided to make the wine themselves to salvage their business and investment. The whole family pitched in to make it work.

Duplin Winery is now run by the third generation of the Fussell family with Jonathan Fussell leading retail operations and Dave Fussell Jr. serving as president and CEO. There’s a good chance you’ll run into the brothers during a visit, as both are heavily involved in day-to-day operations.

Duplin Winery joined Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce in the fall of 2014 ahead of the grand opening of the North Myrtle Beach location in 2015. In North Myrtle Beach, you’ll find spacious tasting rooms and an inviting deck.

Community is important to the Fussell family. Local musicians are featured frequently providing live entertainment. The winery has served as a drop off location for charities including Toys for Tots and Freedom Readers. And, they’ve been a gracious sponsor providing wines for our Volunteer of the Year event each year since opening in North Myrtle Beach.

Private events can be scheduled, too. They’ll be the host of our first Women & Wine Wednesdays Oct. 16, 2019.

Duplin Winery
4650 Hwy. 17 S.
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

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About Leading Business of the Month

The first Wednesday of every month, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce announces a Leading Business of the Month. This special promotion, sponsored by South State Bank, recognizes a company that has been a member of Myrtle Beach Area Chamber for a minimum of five years. The business is randomly selected. The company displays a banner at their place of business for one month recognizing them as the Leading Business of the Month. 

Leading Business of the Month 

September 2019 - Duplin Winery
August 2019 - Tyson Sign Company
July 2019 - Costco Wholesale
June 2019 - Damon's Oceanfront Grill
May 2019 - Horry Georgetown Technical College
April 2019 - Seaside Furniture Gallery & Accents
March 2019 - Leonard, Call & Associates
February 2019 - American Heart Association
January 2019 - Socastee Eye Clinic
December 2018 - Three Ring Focus
November 2018 - Mirage Hair Studio
October 2018 - Domino's
September 2018 - Hyatt Buick GMC
August 2018 - Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum 
July 2018 - RE/MAX Southern Shores
June 2018 - House of Blues
May 2018 - Coastal Engravers Inc.
April 2018 - American Red Cross Eastern SC
March 2018 - Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
February 2018 - The Jackson Companies
January 2018 - FSA-Full Steam Ahead, Inc. Fire & Water Restoration
December 2017 - Best Western Ocean Sands Beach Resort
November 2017 - Gay Dolphin
October 2017 - Carolina Cool Inc.
September 2017 - H.B. Springs Company Inc. - Insurance and Myrtle Beach KOA Kampground
August 2017 - Serendipity Inn
July 2017 - Hussey Motors
June 2017 - Benjamin's Bakery & Café 
May 2017 - Barefoot Landing
April 2017 - Grand Strand Humane Society
March 2017 - The Carolina Opry
February 2017 - River Club
January 2017 - Miss-Master The Children Shoppe 
December 2016 - Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament 
November 2016 - Firehouse Subs - Myrtle Beach
September 2016 - Canine Command Center
August 2016 - Canterbury Apartment Homes 
July 2016 - Jungle Lagoon
June 2016 - Liberty Tax Service 
May 2016 - Ultimate California Pizza Game Zone 
April 2016 - Benji's Bed & Breakfast 
March 2016 - Myrtle Beach Pelicans 
February 2016 - Flowers in the Forest 
January 2016 - Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA 
December 2015 - Native Sons Screen Print & Embroidery 
November 2015 - Christmas Mouse 
October 2015 - Black's Tire & Auto Service 
September 2015 - Sparks Toyota