Hilton Head Wine & Spirits Shop in The Plaza at Shelter Cove has been the Island’s destination for fine wine lovers for over 30 years. Owners since 2001, Bob and Jane Prust purchased the Wine & Spirit Shop from its original owner Charlie Greer, who started the first Wine Festival in 1985.
In 2002 the 1800 bottle cellar was built to accommodate our wide selection of small production sought after “candy room” wines.
Our recently remodeled shop is located between Whole Foods and TJ Maxx next to Outside Hilton Head.
Our staff here at Hilton Head Wine & Spirits Shop continues the tradition of friendly Island service:
Bob and Jane Prust purchased Hilton Head Wine and Spirit Shop in 2001 after Bob met with the original owner while working as a distributor. Their goal has always been to give back to the community – a mindset they adopted when they named their corporation TRIDKO – representing “trickle down to the kids.” Continuing their concept of trickling down, Hilton Head Wine and Spirits Shop is a long time member of the Bluffton Rotary Club and continues to donate and partner with many local organizations.
Originally from Decatur Illinois, Bob and Jane were married in 1997 after moving to Hilton Head Island the year prior. They purchased Moss Creek Liquors to compliment Jane’s catering business, Southern Hospitality. They sold Moss Creek Liquors, but Bob continued with his passion for wine working for Jean Pierre Chambas of Aleph Distributing. It was during his tenure at Aleph Distributing that Bob met Charlie Greer, original owner of Hilton Head WIne and Spirit Shop. When Charlie mentioned retiring Bob knew purchasing the store was a great opportunity.
Continuing in his parent’s (successful) footsteps Bob and Jane’s teenage son Jackson began working as a part-time stocker in the summer of 2015. It is their hope that not only will he gain useful knowledge of the food and beverage industry, but that he will also witness the amazing work ethic of the Hilton Head Wine and Spirit Shop employees and the joy they have in serving the community and the visitors of this beautiful island.
Dianna, our General Manager and Wine Buyer, is a long time Hilton Head Island resident. Born and raised in Lady’s Island, Dianna graduated with a degree in Business Management from USC/Columbia. She quickly settled into a career in Food and Beverage—from waiting tables and bartending, to catering and wine buying, she is truly an industry expert.
Her love for wine began back in 1997 while working at a local restaurant, Alexander’s. Here she began purchasing fine wine from many of the sales representatives and distributors she continues to work with today.
Dianna married local business owner and long time sweetheart Martin Duncan in 1998. She got a taste of the other side of the business shortly after when she became a sales representative in Beaufort, Bluffton and Hilton Head areas. She met Bob and Jane Prust in 2002 while calling on Hilton Head WIne and Spirit Shop. They became quick friends and business comrades.
With the support of the Prusts, Dianna obtained the work-life balance needed with a growing family. With the birth of her second child in 2005 the Prusts offered her a flexible schedule working part-time with Jane’s Southern Hospitality business. In 2011, Dianna returned to a full-time position as the Wine Buyer at Hilton Head Wine and Spirit Shop. She is thankful to maintain a flexible work schedule in a family-friendly work environment.
Bob and Jane share a love for Hilton Head Island that they have passed on to their employees and customers alike. That love inspires Dianna to give back to the community and ensure the best customer service—whether you’re a local or vacationer..
The transition to store manager has been a welcome change that allows Dianna to incorporate her years of industry knowledge and her love wine and other fine beverages. Her passion for unique customer service shines through in the Cellar’s Club. This club allows Hilton Head Wine and Spirits Shop to connect with their community through tastings with customers and local events.
We carry the finest selection of wines and liquors. Including a large supply of single malt scotches, designer bourbons, flavored vodkas, and ready-to-drink cocktails at competitive prices. If you’re looking for rare and hard to find wines you have found the right place. Our temperature controlled, 1800 bottle “Candy Room” features Vintage, Cult and hard to find wines from around the World. Contact us about upcoming tasting events.
Whether you are stocking up for vacation on Hilton Head Island or are one of our valued, local customers our friendly and knowledgeable staff members are prepared to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.
Contact us today.