Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop and wine bar offering curbside pickup, local delivery, and shipping to 43 states.
Call 919-973-2001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for shipping rates, special orders, or further inquiries.
Free Delivery throughout the Triangle*
with an $89.99 Minimum Order
* Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Hillsborough, and Cary
We cannot ship to ND, NH, UT, MS, AL, VT, or KY.
Vintage notes: The 2021 vintage has been celebrated after a more difficult 2020 in the Hills. Some early season rain set up the vintage for even flowering. Temperatures never spiked, allowing for a slow, even, long growing season that is being recognized as one of the best in recent memory for quantity and quality.
Vineyard notes: The Murdoch Hill vineyard is situated in the cool climate Adelaide Hills, near the township of Oakbank, in
an undulating valley 420m in elevation. The Sauvignon Blanc vines are provided with a range of aspects, giving a variety of soils and sunlight to aid in the complexity of flavor development. The soil structure in this area is predominately sandy loam over medium clay sub-soils, with varying levels of ironstone, quartz and schist rock. The vines are cane pruned with vertical shoot positioning (VSP), shoot thinning, canopy trimming and bunch thinning when required.
Winemaking: The sauvignon blanc grapes are hand-picked in whole bunches before the fruit is crushed then chilled and gently pressed. 70% of the juice is cold settled and racked before a slow ferment in stainless steel tanks. 30% is warm settled to retain more solids and then fermented using wild spontaneous yeast in older barriques. pH 3.08, TA 8.6 g/L
LEGEND tasting notes: A vibrant and bright sauvignon blanc, with notes of aromatic stone and tropical fruits on the nose. This wine carries the signature characteristics of the Adelaide Hills style, with a clean and crisp palate of gooseberries, finger lime (a punchy native citrus) and lemon myrtle, followed by delicate acidity and a dry, stony finish.
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