Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop and wine bar offering curbside pickup, local delivery, and shipping to 43 states.
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Free Delivery throughout the Triangle* with an $89.99 Minimum Order
* Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Hillsborough, and Cary
We cannot ship to ND, NH, UT, MS, AL, VT, or KY.
Traditionally drunk by Dalmatia’s fishermen and farmers, Plavac Mali is Croatia’s most important black grape variety and is found all along the Dalmatian coast. Zlatan Plenkovic’s version begins life in vineyards close to the town of Sibenik where the bright sunshine and cooling sea breezes help to craft a complex, intense red wine with plenty of fresh acidity to provide poise and balance. To avoid overwhelming the pure varietal character, Zlatan ages the wine in a combination of large wooden barrels and stainless steel tanks for one year followed by four months of ageing in the bottle. On the nose the typical Plavac Mali aromas of dark cherries, dried plums and earthy hints are immediately apparent, while the palate is full of blackberries, black pepper and baking spice flavours. The firm structure, deep and intense flavour profile and long finish make this wine an ideal candidate for extended cellar ageing and it will continue to develop and evolve over the coming decade. If you don’t have the patience to wait, Zlatan’s Plavac Sibenik is also ideal to serve now alongside heavier dishes like beef bourguignon, coq au vin or a prime steak with fries.
Since 1986 winery Zlatan Otok produces some of the best Croatia wines. Located on the island of Hvar, in Sv. Nedjelja, on the southern part of the island overlooking Adriatic sea. They own vineyards on the island of Hvar, but also on the mainland in Makarska and Šibenik. Their Pošip grows in Makarska under the mountain Biokovo, near the sea. But, even more interestingly, their Plavac Mali grapes grow on the steep, southern slopes on Hvar. Their position and climate allow the winemaker to produce biological wines. All three wines presented here have been awarded multiple times and their Plavac Grand Cru is the only Croatian wine on the menu of multiple Michelin restaurants around the world, including Paris and Bordeaux.
LouElla is Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop, bar, and event space offering curated wine, craft beer, and fortified selections from family operated producers. The business takes its name and mission from owner and proprietor Campbell Davis's Great Aunt LouElla who was much beloved for her warmth, hospitality, and generous spirit. Whether we are serving you at the bar or helping you pick that perfect bottle to host your celebration, our mission is to share LouElla's hospitality with the community.
Owner & Manager
For Cam Davis, LouElla is the culmination of more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality and beverage industry. Cam has successfully managed some of Durham’s finest locally and nationally recognized establishments, including Hutchin's Garage, Guglhupf, Rue Cler, and Durham Catering Company. He brings a wealth of wine and beverage knowledge, not only from his extensive restaurant experience, but also from his tenure as Durham Sales Manager for wine distributor Bordeaux, Fine and Rare.
316 West Geer St, Suite A, Durham, NC 27701
Tue. - Thu. 11am - 9pm
Fri. & Sat. 11am - 10pm
Sun. 11am - 8pm