Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop and wine bar offering online ordering with curbside pickup and free delivery.
Free Delivery throughout the Triangle* with an $89.99 Minimum Order
* Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Hillsborough, and Cary
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$50 on a case of 12 bottles to a limited selection of states in the continental United States.
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80% destemmed. 'This is really quite a ripe wine in the context of 2017 with its cassis, poached plum and warm earth nuances. There is a lovely sense of underlying tension to the nicely concentrated flavors that conclude in a mildly austere, complex and lingering finish. This is a serious Bourgogne and a clear success for the vintage. Outstanding Top value' Score 86-89 Drink 2021+ - Burghound
Not surprisingly, these are among the most sought after bottlings in Gevrey-Chambertin. They have great class, a lovely silky texture and gorgeous lingering flavours of red fruit and spices. - James Johnson
A small estate of 7 hectares run by Sylvie Esmonin, one of a handful of leading female producers in the Cote d'Or. Sylvie is a qualified oenologist with wine making experience in New Zealand and Bordeaux. Her prodigious knowledge and enthusiam for the subject are combined with a single-minded determination to make the very best wines possible from the excellent estate vineyards.
Prior to Sylvie Esmonin heading this estate, it was known as Domaine Michel Esmonin et Fille. After studying in Dijon, Sylvie worked in various capacities as a consulting oenologist. She says that she needed several years of independent work to weigh her decision and commitment to come back to Gevrey-Chambertin and succeed her father at the family estate. She came back to vinify the 1990 vintage, and from then on the whole production became estate-bottled. Otherwise, all decisions were made by father and daughter together, until progressively Sylvie assumed all responsibilities (with the possible exception of plowing, Michel Esmonin’s favorite vineyard chore).
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