Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop and wine bar offering curbside pickup, local delivery, and shipping to 43 states.
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In addition to being proprietors of Domaine Huet in Vouvray, the Hwang family owns one of the most historic estates in Hungary – Királyudvar (The Kings Court). Known for their glorious sweet wines, Királyudvar has been a pioneer in producing amazing dry and sparkling wines from the Furmint grape.
The Királyudvar Winery owns some of the most interesting vineyard properties in the Tokaj region of northeast Hungary. In 1997, Királyudvar purchased its original parcels totaling 10 hectares around the villages of Mád and Bodrogkeresztúr. Over the past decade, the company has continued to acquire and nurture additional vineyard properties throughout southern Tokaj.
Today, Királyudvar practices organic viticulture, cultivating 75 hectares of fields divided among six primary vineyards: Lapis, Henye, Percze, Becsek, Danczka and Nyulászó. From the unforgettable high terraces in Lapis to the grand-cru fields of Henye, these estate-owned properties are the source of the unique character and expression found in their handcrafted wines.
About Tokaj, the Wine Region
The historic wine-producing region of Tokaj lies 220 km northeast of Budapest, Hungary along the Bodrog and Tisza Rivers. Located at the geographical center of Europe, this UNESCO World Heritage site covers over 5,000 hectares around twenty-six villages that include Mád, Bodrogkeresztúr and Tállya.
A hidden gem tucked into the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, Tokaj has proven its viticultural worth for centuries. A unique climate of early autumn rains and long Indian summers provides an extended ripening period creating a paradise for winemaking. Volcanic activity from the past has helped shape special terroirs on the hills throughout the region. Natural cellars carved deep into the ancient rock provide the ideal environment for the aging of Tokaji wines.
The three primary grape varietals of the region are Furmint, Hárslevelu; and Sárgamuskotály (Yellow Muscat). With widespread proliferation of botrytis cinerea, the region is the home to the famous Tokaj Aszú, the world's oldest botrytis dessert wine.
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