Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop and wine bar offering curbside pickup, local delivery, and shipping to 43 states.
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with a $89.99 Minimum Order
Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Hillsborough, and Cary
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La Casaccia is a family-operated, certified organic winery located in Cella Monte / Asti / Piedmont. Estate vineyards stretch over 8 Ha. concentrated in the village of Cella Monte, which stands out in the context of the enormous Monferrato & Astigiano wine district thanks to its unique volcanic soil (white volcanic chalk) and optimal south/south-east exposure.
Twenty years ago Giovanni Rava and his wife Elena Bassignana acquired an 18th century vabandoned villa named La Casaccia and gradually restored the main building and brought back into production the impressive subterranean cellar excavated into the local volcanic rock. The cellar was soon equipped with a line of stainless steel tanks and a bottling unit, and the vineyard converted to organic farming.
La Casaccia specializes in the production of Piedmont’s minor native varieties Grignolino and Freisa, and is certified organic by AIAB [Associazione Italiana Agricoltura Biologica]. Bearing aromatic resemblance as well as a genetic relation to the prized Nebbiolo variety, Freisa and Grignolino both yield light to medium-bodied reds rich in floral and spicy aromas, low in alcohol and ideal as everyday table wines.
Giovanni and Elena produce wine on their own at La Casaccia, with the periodical assistance of Dott. Giuliano Noe’; as for the chemical analysis required to ensure the organoleptic stability of the wines. La Casaccia Barbera ‘Sant’Anna’, Grignolino ‘Poggeto’ and Freisa ‘Monfiorenza’ are made from old vines [50 to 80 year old], vinified in stainless steel and fermented with ambient yeasts. The aromas found in the glass originate entirely from the native grapes and the limey soil of the Monferrato region of Piedmont.
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