LaBelle Winery

A Note from Amy & Cesar

 

"Wine to me is passion. It’s family and friends. It’s warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It’s culture. It’s the essence of civilization and the art of living."

-Robert Mondavi

Winter has finally arrived and thank goodness we have a bright spot to look forward to in all this snow: LaBelle Winery will host a Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance on Saturday, February 14th! Come dance the night away with your friends and loved ones to enjoy a gorgeous menu with music by the Freese Brothers Band. Cesar and I look forward to enjoying the evening with you!

In the wine Cellar we are thinking toward summer, and working diligently on our new offering: a ready to drink Red Sangria. This Sangria needs a name, so we invite you all to send in your ideas. The winning name applicant will be gifted a case of the new Sangria just in time to enjoy all summer long. Deadline for name submissions is Feb 28th.

We are also working on our first Barrel-Aged Americus, which will be bottled as an Americus Reserve, because we are so happy with the way it turned out. The barrel aging has given Americus a depth of flavor and warmth that is enticing and lingering. We are so excited to get this in the bottle soon, and we will keep you posted on a release date. We are accepting pre-release orders for this special wine, so please send us a message or call the Tasting Room if you’d like to reserve your case of Americus Reserve soon.

In this month of Love and Passion, Cesar and I are so grateful to have the opportunity to work on our passion everyday, and we hope you can taste that in each and every bottle.

Best Wishes,
Amy & Cesar

New exhibit in the LaBelle Winery Art Gallery

Our partner, McGowan Fine Art has arranged the new exhibit named Vineyards of Europe, featuring the paintings of Thomas Glover. This exhibit will run from February 2 - May 29, 2015. Thomas Glover, a noted New Hampshire painter and seacoast resident, recently visited Italy. Upon his return, he immediately set to painting. Glover's paintings are known for this vibrant colors, atmospheric effects, and raking shadows.

The Tasting Room News

Featured Wine of the Month: Corazon

A wine to blush about!  Citrusy, fruity and spicy this off-dry blush award winning wine is a beautiful marriage of our gold medal award winners, Seyval Blanc and Red Raspberry!  Drink this wine by candlelight, to make any occasion romantic!  This wine pairs well with poultry, seafood or creamy pasta dishes.

Cocktail of the Month, plus a sneak preview of our specially crafted LaBelle Winetini to be featured at our Valentine’s Day Event!

 

Raspberry Champagne Cocktail

Enjoy this delightful cocktail at the Winery or at home!  Easy to prepare and perfect for any occasion you want to make special!  Not only is it delicious but also beautiful and bubbly!

Read the recipe here.

LaBelle Winery’s Valentine’s Day Event Signature Drink

Our Raspberry, Chocolate, Caramel Winetini is a sophisticated and sultry offering and just one more reason to join us for our very special Valentine's Day Dinner and Dancing Event!  What are you waiting for? Register today!

Here's the recipe: 

1 part Red Raspberry Wine
2 parts Stoli Chocolate Raspberry Vodka
2 parts Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
½ part Stoli Caramel Vodka

Rim with Sweetened Condensed Milk and roll rim in unsweetened cocoa powder.   

Upcoming Events at the Winery

February 8: Sunday Granite State Author Series (Readings, Conversations and Signings) with NH Author, Jim Salmon!

Sail around the the world in a Sunday afternoon! Jim Salmon, author of Rime of the Ancient Underwriter, will present a slide show of photos from his world voyage and read from his poignant and humorous book.

Register for this free event here.

February 11: Who Says you Can't Reinvent Yourself? 

Our very popular Wednesday Corporate Workshops continue with a session to guide you through the process of career reinvention which often leads to the next level of personal growth! 

Learn more and register here.

Valentine's Day

February 14: Valentine's Day Dinner & Dancing

Love is in the air ! An evening of romance and fun is in store for you and your sweetheart! Dance the night away or just tap your feet to NH’s very own Freese Brothers Big Band and savor an elegant prix fixe, three-course “romance inspired menu” in LaBelle’s Great Room.  Register today - this event will be a sell out!

Click here for Menu & Tickets!

February 28: Winter Family Fun Fest

We have quite a line-up for Winter Family Fun Fest 2015! Enjoy Snow Shoeing and Winter Bird Spotting Treks in the Vineyard (snowshoes for all sizes provided), kid-centric Winter Bird Spotting “Seminar” and related Crafts (with Beaver Brook Association), Vineyard education talks (with LaBelle’s Vineyard Manager), Face Painting (with NHIA), sample Wine Tastings, Bistro Specials, Maple Sugar Snow Cups (with Fuller’s Sugar House) and much more! We look forward to seeing your family at LaBelle for Winter Family Fun Fest 2015. Don’t forget to bring your sled for fabulous snow sledding on the Bragdon Hill, located just behind the Winery!

Click here for the schedule of events!

LaBelle Winery Commissions Work of Art for the LaBelle Winery Art Gallery Permanent Collection

Master Carver Bill Schnute is busy creating a High Relief wood carving mural for LaBelle Winery, to be located in the Gallery Bridge location within the Winery and will be unveiled at a ceremony at the Winery in 2015.  Mr. Schunte, a self-taught Master Carver, whose career began over 40 years ago is well into the process of creating a wood wall sculpture carved of white oak and depicts the living properties of a grapevine above and below ground.  The piece is not only a significant work of art but is also educational in its interpretation.   The intricate and painstaking process used in creating this commissioned piece can be viewed at Mr. Schnute’s Oak Leaf Studio via appointment by email or 603-654-7543.

This project is the first commissioned work by Amy LaBelle, Founder and Winemaker at LaBelle Winery and is representative of the quality of work that Amy LaBelle will collect for the LaBelle Winery Gallery via a soon-to-be-announced Art Foundation created to support artists of all types/styles.  More information will be forthcoming regarding the Art Foundation as the program evolves.  

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New Hampshire Magazine's Best of NH Food Ballot is open February 1, 2015 through March 23, 2015. 

 
Thanks to all of you, we were one of the winners for Best of NH 2014.  The online voting for 2015 has begun and the form is a few pages long. To help you zip through the process, here are the categories in which you've been supporting us!  For each question, please check the "Other" circle and type in LaBelle Winery: 
#5 Best Hamburger: Our Robie Farm Burger is the best burger around according to our patrons!  
#23 Best Sandwich: Thanks to all who share the sentiment that LaBelle's sandwiches, aka Tartines, on our menu are original, savory and delicious! 
#60 is Best Local Winery / Vineyard: We're working hard at LaBelle to bring you award winning wines with varieties to suit all tastes and a state-of-the-art production facility for you to tour and learn about how we make wine with views of our beautiful vineyards and garden farm! Click on LaBelle Winery, Amherst!
#61 Best Restaurant with Best Wine List: Our Award Winning Bistro boasts our NH made LaBelle Wine List!  
#65 Best Martinis: LaBelle's martinis aka Winetinis, and you love them!
#83 Best Manchester Area Regional Favorite Restaurant: Thank you all for making our Bistro a "hot spot" for dining! 
#97 Best Outdoor Dining: What's better than dining on our terraces that overlook the vineyards! Enough said!
#99 Best Locally Sourced Menu: We take our sourcing seriously and local (right down to our own farm) is where we source.
Thank you for your continued and loyal support! 

Wine Week was Spectacular! 

THANKS TO ALL who supported Easter Seals and visited our table at the Winter Wine Spectacular on January 29!

We were proud to participate in the Winter Wine Spectacular event again this year!  To all of those who visited our table (and there were hundreds!), tasted and purchased LaBelle Wines, sampled bites from our famous Bistro Restaurant  and chatted with owners Amy LaBelle and Cesar Arboleda and our friendly staff – WE THANK YOU and look forward to seeing you at the winery in the near future! 

"Thank you so much for allowing the Coalition to host our event at the winery this year once again...

It was incredible day and everyone was once again blown away by the venue and your staff. We couldn’t have asked for a better day. Thank you again for everything."

- Maureen McDonald, Community Relations Director
New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence