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
High-toned scents of flowers and green herbs – wisteria, mint and pennyroyal prominent among them – practically poke you in the nose. A veritable wave of seawater on the polished palate serves for saliva-inducement, mint exercises a cooling influence, and cress, sage, black pepper and stone supply incisive, palate-staining, invigorating counterpoint. The long finish offers vibrant, juicy, mouthwatering interaction of the aforementioned elements. Any oak influence is entirely discreet, or perhaps I should say it’s completely submerged beneath this wine’s riot of grape, soil and fermentative flavors. Long-time readers of my reports will know that I am a stalwart champion of Pechstein as underappreciated vis-à-vis Jesuitengarten and Kirchenstück – so take that as a warning to factor in when interpreting my tasting note, or take this wine as delicious confirmation of my high opinion of the site where it grew.
94pts Vinous, tasted 2018
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.