A STORY OF WINE & FRIENDSHIP
Our story began in 2014 with an extra concert ticket and a phone call. After a night with the Counting Crows, a few bottles of sake and chocolate chip cookies, an instant friendship began. 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. And wine, they absolutely know (damn good) wine.
Combine a Sommelier with an avid wine collector, both with a shared love for hosting and hospitality, and you have the perfect pairing for a neighborhood wine shop. And so, Wine House was born!
Our space was artfully designed to feel like home. We invite you to pull up a chair, let us pour you a glass, and experience our love for wine together.
We can’t wait for you to come wine with us!
NOLAN MERRITT OWNER AND OENOPHILE
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 Merritts 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 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 Wine House.”
NATHAN LUGINBILL OWNER AND SOMMELIER
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 the profound role farming played 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 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.”