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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Powerful, mineral-accented aromas of ripe red berries and citrus fruits, joined by a suave floral topnote that builds in the glass. Sappy and concentrated on the palate, offering fresh raspberry, bitter cherry and blood orange flavors and a hint of honeysuckle. Finishes long, chewy and precise, delivering strong mineral cut and lingering florality.
90pts Wine Enthusiast
A touch of burnt caramel lends spice to notes of red plums and cherry blossoms in this invigorating dry rosé sourced from organically farmed Grenache (60%), Syrah (20%) and Clairette (20%). It's luscious on the palate but thirst-quenching and spry, with a long, invigoratingly mineral finish. Delightful young, the wine should hold through 2022. ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA
Florian André is a talented young winemaker, who has found a property with superb potential. For three years he was an apprentice to Christophe Delorme, owner of Domaine de la Mordoree (Châteauneuf, Lirac, and Tavel). Florian then approached the religious order that owned the Château de Manissy, which is above and contiguous to Château d'Aqueria in Tavel. Apparently many had tried and been turned down by the Brothers. In this case, however, they were impressed by Florian's resume and plans. The vintage 2004 was his first vintage and he succeeded magnificently. I visited him in late March, and together we have put together the "Cuvée des Lys", which RVF found to be an exceptional wine. It is a blend of Grenache 60% Clairette 30% Syrah 10%, vibrant color, aromas and flavor. On the attack it explodes with a cascade of fruit, and then on the finish the Clairette brings a lovely balancing and extending minerality. Florian has converted the domaine to Organic viticulture and starting with the 2016 vintage, the estate will be certified Biodynamic. The soil of of this beautiful and rugged terroir is a combination of round river rock, loze, sand and (blue) clay spread on former seabed slopes. -- Peter Weygandt
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