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
Joseph was succeeded officially by his son Philippe in 2008. In his late 30s at the time, Philippe had in fact run the domaine for several years previously. Tragically, Philippe himself died in 2015, aged 46, meaning these 2014s are the last wines he made.
Philippe had been increasingly assisted by his younger brother Pierre-Jean, who is now running the domaine, and with whom we tasted last November. Madame Roty, mother to Philippe and PierreJean, is a constant presence before and after tastings (although she rarely tastes with us herself). It feels like she is the glue which holds this resilient family unit together.
Until this vintage, some cuvées had been bottled as Domaine Joseph Roty and others as Domaine Philippe Roty. From the 2014 vintage onwards, the decision has been taken to make all wines under the label Domaine Joseph Roty.
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.