Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop and wine bar offering curbside pickup, local delivery, and shipping to 43 states.
Free Delivery throughout the Triangle
with a $89.99 Minimum Order
Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Hillsborough, and Cary
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A small quantity of Petit Manseng ( approximately 5%) is added to Gros Manseng to make the Jurancon Sec. The grapes are harvested in mid October and fermented in small stainless steel tanks allowing different parcels to be fermented separately. The fermentation tanks are kept at a low temperature prolonging the process and preserving the intense fruit qualities of the grapes. The wines rest “sur lie” with frequent stirring until the following spring when the wines are assembled and bottled.
Domaine Castera dates from 1749. The Lihour family purchased it in 1895. It is constructed in the local Bearnaise style from fieldstones and slate with the buildings grouped around a central courtyard. The ten hectares of vineyards are on the surrounding hillsides with the steepest parts being terraced. The vineyard is planted with 60% Petit Manseng and 40% Gros Manseng. These grape varieties have adapted well to the difficult weather conditions in the Pyrenees. They are trained fairly high off the ground to avoid damage from spring frosts and the thick skin of the Petit Manseng enables it to continue ripening well into the fall. M. Lihour does not use chemical fertilizers or herbicides and all harvesting is done manually.
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