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 email@example.com 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: Low winter and spring rainfall and heatwave conditions in the summer led to a growing season of very limited water. Quality was good, but yields way down.
Vineyard notes: Pyren’s estate vineyard is farmed organically (uncertified); its sedimentary soils rich with quartz formations. Red/brown clay loam feature across the property, with the most elevated vines growing in shallow soils over sandstone and schist formations. Alluvial clay silt is evident at lower elevation, albeit with consistent quartz stone laced throughout. Pyren is planted exclusively in an E/W orientation, providing invaluable shade to both fruit and earth in the warmest part of the day.
Winemaking: Hand-picked and fermented with native yeast. The shiraz component consists largely of pressings from fruit that has seen only a few hours of skin contact. Fermented in stainless steel and rested in 300L French barrels for 5 months prior to racking and blending with sauvignon blanc and barrel-rested nero d’avola. Bottled unfiltered.
Closure: Stelvin ABV: 13%
LEGEND tasting notes: Pale ruby in color. Aromatic and fragrant, with notes of wild red raspberry, lavender, balsamic, and rhubarb. The palate is juicy and tart, with lightly grippy tannins and crushed velvet texture. Complex yet utterly drinkable. “Moreish”, as the Australians say!
Label design: Designed by Tomoro Takizawa, a close friend of Pyren Vineyard from the time Leighton lived in Tokyo in the early 2000s.
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