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
Toasted peanut, ripe peach and black pepper – together with hints of resin from barrel – make for a forceful aromatic impression. The feel is glycerol-rich but with underlying firmness, the flavors lusciously peachy but piquantly pit-tinged, and there are site-typical inner-mouth suggestions of musky, decadent floral perfume (in this case tending toward narcissus). Pungent green herbs and zesty lime lend invigoration to a vibrant, multifaceted finish, if not one quite as dynamic, juicy or mouthwatering as that of the corresponding Pechstein. As for the future in bottle, both sites have a history of raising long-distance runners – as, for that matter, does Jesuitengarten – so it should make for quite a race. That having been said, I remain conservative in my numerical prognostications because the oldest Grosse Gewächse rendered under the new Von Winning regime are only now approaching a decade in bottle, and a couple of those that I have recently been privileged to taste (both of which happen to have been Deidesheimers) are showing so well that I wonder whether they won’t be best enjoyed over the next several years.
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.