Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop and wine bar offering online ordering with curbside pickup and free delivery.
Free Delivery throughout the Triangle* with an $89.99 Minimum Order
* Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Hillsborough, and Cary
Flat-rate UPS Ground Shipping:
$50 on a case of 12 bottles to a limited selection of states in the continental United States.
Call 919-973-2001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
The image on the label is directly from a classic pulp fiction novel entitled ‘Sin on Wheels.’ This might as well be ‘Sin in Glass.’ It’s real simple. Three easy steps to unadulterated pleasure. Turn. Splash. Savor. Unfiltered confessions flow with each sip of this passionate glowing red. Sourced from eight sites in McLaren Vale, this is a ‘classic’ South Australia blend for sure. The juice spent between 6 and 15 days on skins before being pressed to neutral French barriques (15%) and stainless steel (85%) for fermentation, malo and maturation.Bright purple. Assertive aromas of raspberry liqueur, potpourri and peppery spices are complemented by a suave floral quality. Smooth, sweet and seamless, offering vibrant red fruit and floral pastille flavors that take a darker turn to blackberry with air. Finishes sweet and long, with harmonious tannins and a hint of candied flowers.
Some Young Punks epitomize the best of New Australia. The punks consist of Col McBryde (Guinness Book of World Record holder for most tattoos while holding multiple Ph.D's and voted Australia's Young Gun Winemaker of the Year), Jen Gardner (self confessed nerdy yeast expert) and thirdly Nic Bourke (Self proclaimed number one fan of Culture Club - google Nic Bourke and look at the pic in drag - and winemaker extraordinaire). Like most amongst the new breed of interesting, young winemakers in Australia they aren't moved by porty Shiraz and seeks instead a sense of place and restraint the wines, influenced by the best of the Old World and the New.Blame the booze. The whiff and the swill did them in and all that was left to do was to make more. In many ways the wines that weren’t worth the pull on the cork caused this as much as the wines that will never have the pleasure of being decorked again. This is Passion, a monster bigger than the three punks that leads them to soapbox, grandstand and sometimes pass out on the couch.The ethos is simple, self-centered and just a little arrogant - Make charismatic wines that are true to what ‘wine’ should be about. If someone doesn’t like the way we do it then they had better put the bottle down because there’s already not enough to go around. Each wine, each vintage, and each label is a moment that will never come again - a winemaker should only ever promise to be consistently good, never just consistent. Each time a wine is produced it may be the last wine made - and if it isn’t worthy of being the last then it will never wear the Some Young Punks name.
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. 11am - 8pm
Wed. & Thu. 11am - 9pm
Fri. & Sat. 11am - 10pm
Sun. 11am - 8pm