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.
COS is a benchmark producer for their naturalistic approach in the vineyards and in the winery. In the 80s and 90s almost everyone was approaching wine with the “bigger is better” mentality: Big color, extraction, and high alcohol. COS carved out a different path looking for more classic, traditional methods that produced wines ripe with freshness and vitality. Nowhere is this more apparent than with the most important Sicilian grape, Nero d’Avola. Named after the nearby city of Avola, it is this wine in which COS showcases their pioneering approach to this noble grape. Most Nero d’Avola is made into a rich, heavy, full-bodied style, but the Nero di Lupo (The Black Wolf) is a testament to the terroir and traditions of this area making a wine of finesse and elegance. Beautiful fresh dark fruits combine with underlying notes of leather, licorice, smoke, and the essence of violet. This is a wine that defies gravity and lifts you up with great balanced acidity and harmony.
A perfect wine for foods cooked over an open flame or charred, like octopus, kabobs, sausages, and pork. Perfect with a pizza topped with ricotta and mozzarella.
Calabrese is the grape’s name in Italy’s National Registry but everyone knows this resilient grape as Nero d’Avola (Black from Avola). This is Italy’s seventh most planted grape, no small feat for a country with over 500 officially recognized varieties. Nero d’Avola is Sicliy’s most important grape, planted throughout the island at many different elevations and soils. Because of Sicily’s vast diversity of terroir, Nero d’Avola yields wines in a variety of styles and expressions. Many of these wines from larger producers blend in more international varietals to further confuse the true character of this noble grape. One major factor remains steadfast, this grape can handle the heat and produce a dark, complex wine with great natural acidity. The region around the city of Vittoria is famous for a more elegant expression of Nero d’Avola and this rings true for the Nero di Lupo.
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. 11am - 8pm
Wed. & Thu. 11am - 9pm
Fri. & Sat. 11am - 10pm
Sun. 11am - 8pm