316 West Geer St, Suite A, Durham, NC 27701
Tue. 11am - 8pm
Wed. & Thu. 11am - 9pm
Fri. & Sat. 11am - 10pm
Sun. 11am - 8pm
Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop and wine bar offering online ordering with curbside pickup and free delivery.
Free Delivery throughout the Triangle* with a $89.99 Minimum Order
* Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Hillsborough, and Cary
The Smith-Chapel Aligote is made from organic Aligoté Doré from Fixin in the Côte de Nuits. (Jean-Marc Roulot helped them source it.) The soil is a blend of marl and limestone. The wine fermented with only indigenous yeasts, vinified and aged in inox, and was bottled unfined/unfiltered. They only made 1,200 bottles for their inaugural vintage (2018) and the US is getting half of the total production. The label was inspired by the old street signs that have never been replaced in the Beaujolais. In that way, it’s something ordinary, familiar and part of daily life, like aligoté.
Starting with the '18 Aligote, the Smith-Chapel label will be used to distinguish between purchased grapes and wines made from parcels Michele and David farm themselves. Everything under the Smith-Chapel label is from organically grown fruit from Beaujolais and its surrounding regions.
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.