St. Roch Fine Oysters + Bar

With Domaine Della

Sponsored by Eric Surface, ALPS Insights and American Airlines I


Domaine Della

David Hejl is the Founder / Winemaker of Domaine Della and the former General Manager and CEO of Kosta Browne Winery in Sebastopol, California. David founded Domaine Della in 2010. It is a passion realized from the shared vision of fellow founders; his sister and brother-in- law, Lee and Ernie LeRoy. Domaine Della honors their mother who died long before her time. Della Winifred Dale was a strong woman with a relentless commitment to life, raising eleven strong, intense and complex children. She was an extraordinary woman who believed in living the life you always imagined and in pursuing one’s dreams no matter the obstacles.

David’s passion for fine wine began while putting himself through school working as a waiter, sommelier and chef, but he found his true inspiration while living in Paris. It was there that he first experienced the art of wine, food and culture in a way that was spiritual. Having been a student of fine wine and food his whole life, this project is a culmination of three decades of experience.

He has been hand crafting distinctive Pinot Noir since 2010. Domaine Della was created around his obsession and enchantment with Pinot Noir. His quest is to create an exceptional wine for you and your shared special moments and memories while executing against the envisioned future of a timeless brand which will endure the generations.
Domaine Della’s mission is to craft intense and adventurous wines by partnering with the very best growers to create an exceptional wine. These are wines of extremely limited production.


St. Roch Fine Oysters + Bar

St. Roch Fine Oysters + Bar embraces the spirit of our namesake New Orleans’ neighborhood where Chef Sunny Gerhart’s family hails from. We offer the finest oysters, ingredients and Carolina produce we can find, prepare them with a touch of  Sunny’s past kitchens, and serve with energy and warmth.  We look forward to welcoming you as our guest,  Cheers!

The restaurant is owned by Chef Sunny Gerhart, who has spent much of his culinary career in the Triangle. Besides working at Enoteca Vin on Glenwood Avenue and Watts Grocery in Durham, Gerhart helped Chef Ashley Christensen open Poole’s Diner and was her executive chef at Joule.