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
Pale salmon color, animating fruit, like gooseberry and cassis. A subtle wine with nice structure: medium bodied and elegant, aromatic and refreshing with vitality and charm.
Vinification: The grapes are hand-harvested in the middle of October with best physiological ripeness. 12 hours maceration. Straight press for delicious rosé base wine with good fruit and excellent acidity. The base wine was aged in large used barrels. After the second fermentation, the sparkling wine ages for around 18 months on the yeast. The goal is the underline the varietal character.
Sekt: The year 1989 was a milestone – we started with the traditional bottle fermentation. We created an Austrian sparkling wine philosophy by using only typical Kamptal varieties. In the classical line the secret of success is based on two factors: on the one hand on the high quality of the base wines, which present themselves clear, fruity and aromatic and on the other hand on the gentle second fermentation in the bottle. Both factors together match the character of each variety and the flavor profile of the base wine.
Alc: 13.5 %vol. RS: 7.6 g/l Acidity: 5.5 g/ll
The family-run winery is situated in Austria’s biggest wine growing village, Langenlois, the heart of the Kamptal. This region is one of the most prestigious in Europe for rich and savory Grüner Veltliner. The estate comprises of 135 acres. When Karl Steininger took over his parent’s farm in 1980, he was “just” a farmer. His young bride, Brigitta, had grown up on a winery, and soon Karl found himself in oenology school, then launching the winery in 1989. Austria is a small wine country. Brigitta and Karl realized that they can only survive on the international market with high quality wines. “Our philosophy is to make wines, which show the fruit and the character of the grape. We love the stylistics, which we receive because of the cool climate and the terroir of the Kamptal – the flavors are clear, proud and expressive. We focus on the main varieties of Kamptal, Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. These varieties are very attractive to us because they produce very interesting wines from different vineyards and the different vintage conditions.” Karl’s chief lesson to his children is that good wine cannot be rushed. It must be given the time it needs to develop, mature and evolve. Their oldest daughter Eva and her husband Peter are the next generation of winemakers. Peter is working with Karl in the winery and Eva is responsible for sales and marketing.
The name Kamptal refers to the Kamp river. This beautiful area is filled with culture and tourism, which are enhanced by the numerous Heurigen, wine taverns and Vinotheques. Karl Steininger is one of the initiators of the Loisium. The wine project is nestled in the vineyards of Steininger Winery. It combines world class architecture and a mystical underground world of wine that leads to the wine cellars of the Steininger winery.
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.