A LOVE OF WINE & FRIENDSHIP
Their story began in 2014 with an extra
concert ticket and a phone call.
Then after one night with the Counting Crows, a few bottles of sake and chocolate chip cookies an instant friendship began.
The seed was planted. Thanks Kyle!
Wine House is a reflection of Nathan Luginbill and Nolan Merritt’s passion for all pieces meticulously crafted. Whether it is the movements in a timepiece or the stitch in a jacket, one thing is certain, these two know quality, thrive on hospitality and have a deep rooted passion for wine.
Now to reflect on where this relationship has
landed after just a few years:
One owner is a Sommelier while the other is an avid wine collector with an impressive collection. These two have found their passion to share with others.
We invite you to come experience the collection at
Wine House, A Shop and Tasting Room.
Come sit in a space, we hope, feels like home.
Let us pour you a glass.
We want to hear all about your wine journey and help you dive deeper in understanding your own palate.
Don’t let this man fool you. While his day-to-day job might be running his family-owned trucking company, Nolan has always enjoyed having his hands in all things timeless.
If you get the chance to visit his home or just simply hang out with him, you will understand; he has an eye for fashion, home design, jewelry, art and more.
Wine collecting was a natural choice for his next hobby.
Nolan, with a little help from Nathan, has curated quite an outstanding collection of wines for his personal cellar. If you have the opportunity to sit and enjoy a glass of wine with him, you will notice he not only values the wine he is drinking, but the company he keeps. For him, wine is best enjoyed with family and friends, old and new alike.
Nolan grew up right here in South Carolina and is lucky to be surrounded by three generations of Merritt’s who have all put down solid roots in the Upstate. When he is not working, you can find him spending time with his two amazing children, Ella and Walt, who love traveling and exploring new places together. His spontaneity and love for traveling, shopping, or just enjoying a night out at a downtown restaurant, has translated to providing interesting and unique finds when it comes to The Wine House.
“The same excitement I have when I go searching for the perfect piece for my home, I’ve now found in discovering exceptional wines that I can’t wait to share with everyone at The Wine House.”
OWNER AND OENOPHILIA
Nathan grew up in a small Ohio farm town where he worked alongside his dad at a young age learning about the soil, animals, plants and more. It wasn’t until much later in life that Nathan would discover that farming played a profound role in him wanting to take his love of wine to the next level. He began to sip, taste and educate himself more by reading book after book until he made two decisions: first, he wanted to go after his sommelier license and second, in order to fully love what he does everyday, wine had to play an active role.
Throughout his journey, Nathan has developed a deeper passion for wine and is determined to not only educate himself, but to educate others. It is his personal mission to continue to discover new wines and to show everyone how easy it is to enjoy, or more importantly, share wines with family, friends and strangers. That is one of the best attributes wine has to offer – it can be enjoyed by anyone, with anyone.
With over 15 years in both the restaurant and real estate industry, hospitality comes second nature to Nathan and his knowledge of food and beverage will continue to serve him well. When he’s not at The Wine House, Nathan enjoys cooking for his wife Brenda and entertaining friends at their home…over a wonderful bottle of wine, of course.
“There are so many wines, one could never know all of them. I am most excited to share what I love with others and for them to share their favorites with me.”