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
"There are few parts of the Languedoc that produce good Pinot Noir, but the vineyards near Carcassonne such as Limoux and Cabardès are an exception, with cooler conditions than the rest of the Languedoc, so that this capricious grape variety works well there."
Built during the reign of Louis XIII by Bernard de Pennautier, Treasurer of the Languedoc Estates, the Château of Pennautier has been in the possession of a single family since 1620. It was extended in 1670 by Le Vau, the architect of the Château of Versailles. At the same time, the renowned landscape gardener Le Nôtre designed a huge park in the French style. The château is listed as an historic monument. Since 1960 the vineyards have been entirely renewed, and vines planted at higher altitudes. The direct descendants of the Pennautiers, Nicolas and Miren de Lorgeril are the tenth generation of winemakers since the creation of the domain in 1620. They took over in 1987.
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.