LaBelle Winery

A Note from Amy & Cesar

Dear Friends,

Believe it or not, we are already beginning to plan for our fall fermentations - known in the wine world as “crush”.  Planning for fermentation of over 30 wines is a daunting task, and we are mapping the wine cellar, talking with fruit growers, cleaning and organizing, and ordering supplies.  In fact, next week I’ll order over 20 different types of cultured yeast to use during crush!      

We are also very busy managing the growing vineyard and our 1 acre of vegetables which we use in The Bistro at LaBelle Winery. I just love to see our chefs picking the freshest selections to use in menu items for the day.  We invite you to visit The Bistro at LaBelle Winery to try some of New Hampshire’s most beautiful, fresh, and innovative meals. Happy Summer!

Best Wishes,

Amy and Cesar

Visit LaBelle Winery

Enjoy a Wine Tasting over the holiday weekend or anytime - it's a fun and educational experience

LaBelle Winery makes 32 (yes, 32!) types of wines that are available for tasting.  A tasting is a great way to become familiar with LaBelle's offerings.  Prepare to have a fantastic time and be inspired!

Red, White and Blue(berry) holiday inspired savings

Drop by the winery and purchase a bottle trio of red, white and blueberry wines (does Billy Joel's lyrics from Scenes From An Italian Restaurant come to mind?) and we will extend a 15% discount on your purchase.  We can also special wrap that for you in our custom wine carrier - great for gift giving and tasting parties.  The savings on this trio is offered during the month of July, so do drop by!

Wine Clubs

Adopt a vine for a colleague or loved one, it's as easy as joining our Vineyard Club

What could be more special and ORIGINAL than owning a vine with your name, the name of a family member or Company name on it?  A great gift for wine lovers who have a milestone to celebrate such as an engagement, wedding, birth of a child, birthday, anniversary, promotion or retirement (to name a few)! Your vine is easily identifiable via a colorful marker that showcases your message or person of honor. We'll nurture and care for the vine on your behalf.  The gifted vine recipient will get to enjoy the vine's progress and MANY additional PERKS via the Vineyard Club program! For more details, visit the winery, or call the Tasting Room at 603-672-9898 x1 or visit our website.

Cocktail Feature of the Month

Celebrate Summer and  July 4th with our Summer Sangria!

Summers are made for sipping Sangria (say that a few times fast)!  Whip-up our easy to prepare Summer Sangria to celebrate the 4th and all summer's special moments. Fast fact: did you know that the Sangria beverage has been around for thousands of years and was brought to the USA in 1964 at the World's Fair in NYC?  Create your own tradition, serve our Summer Sangria on the 4th with your family and friends!

Of note: Amy LaBelle is currently guest writing in the Keene Sentinel. You can find her work in the column named The Dish.  This month Amy writes about Colorful Sangrias, Perfect for Summer Entertaining, which showcases a wealth of information on the history of Sangria - then and now - and much more.  Look for it! Interesting and informative reading!

Dine at LaBelle

LaBelle Winery Spring Bistro Menu

Savor the Summer Season with Family & Friends - dine in

The Bistro at LaBelle Winery

LaBelle Winery celebrates the Summer with our seasonally inspired Lunch/Dinner Menu that complements our full offering of beverages including our award winning wines and winetinis (mixed beverages made with our wines) as well as seasonl local micro brews, liquors and non-alcoholic beverages. Along with the Bistro menu we offer daily best of the season specials! Visit The Bistro at LaBelle Winery with inside and al fresco vineyard view dining options. For hours, menu information and reservations contact the Tasting Room at 603-672-9898 x1 or visit our website. 

TWK - The Winemaker's Kitchen

The Winemaker’s Kitchen (TWK) line of products will effortlessly enhance your summer cooking

Lets face it, sometimes it's hard to be inspired when meal planning. Let us help! TWK line of products was designed to enhance your meals simply, with just a sprinkle, or a dash and voila! - you have a new twist on a family favorite.  So go ahead and serve your family the "usual" BUT with TWK enhancements! Visit our Wine and Gift Shop at the Winery or at The Winemaker's Kitchen Store located at the Merrimack Outlets - look for the red sign - we're near the food court.  TWK line is also sold at Whole Foods Markets.  Be inspired and enjoy!

 

LaBelle Presented and Partnered Events

Yoga Registration

Sunday, July 12th - 11:00 am 

Yoga in the Vineyard; it's time to connect your mind, body and soul with nature

Yoga in the Vineyard is back with our Partner NH Power Yoga (Hippo's Best Yoga Studio 2015) conducting the classes.  Enjoy yoga with two options! With or without a Wine tasting following the class.  Either way there is nothing like enjoying Yoga overlooking our beautiful vineyard under a blue sky.  Our program is fair and easy, no minimum class commitments with this program whatsoever.  If the weather doesn't cooperate, no worries, you can apply your registration fee to another Yoga class or other LaBelle Program or we'll give you a refund.  So come and connect your Mind, Body & Soul with Nature by practicing Yoga in the Vineyard - only at LaBelle Winery! Register online at our website. Walk-ins are welcome if you arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the class to register.  See you in the Vineyard!

Wednesday, July 15th

The Winemaker’s Kitchen Cooking Series - BBQ & Grilling with Wine

Join Winemaker Amy LaBelle for our popular interactive monthly cooking class. The next class in our series will focus on discovering how to use The Winemaker's Kitchen Wine Infused Oak Barrel Cubes to prepare (and taste test!) smoked pork, grilled corn and a grilled dessert!  Amy LaBelle will pair wines with the food prepared for a well rounded experience. Don't forget to visit our Wine and Gift Shop while you are here to pick up The Winemaker's Kitchen products for your Summer grilling fun such as our Wine Infused French Oak Smoking and Grilling Cubes featured in this class. This class has limited seating and fills quickly.  Be sure to register early via our website or call the Tasting room at 603-672-9898 x1.

Peaceable Classroom

Sunday, July 26 - 4:00-6:00 pm

Enjoy a Summer Serenade and Divertimenti with Electric Earth Ensemble - at LaBelle Winery

A Taste of Wine and Music

We are so pleased to have the Electric Earth ensemble at LaBelle Winery! Join us for a music filled Summer Sunday afternoon complemented by fine wine and artisan cheeses. Serenades and Divertimenti by Mozart, Beethoven and Reger, are performed by Debbie Wong, violin, Jonathan Bagg, viola, and Laura Gilbert, flute. Electric Earth gives affordable public concerts that are meant to inspire, educate, and entertain, often looking beyond music to its connections to the other arts. Come and benefit from the healing and educational power of live music. For more information and registration please visit the Electric Earth website.

Join Us on Sunday, August 9th for a very special event!

LaBelle Winery is pleased to partner with Keith Sarasin, founder of The Farmers Dinner for a spectacular farm to table wine dinner

It occurred to Keith Sarasin that bringing people, farmers and chefs together in a really spectacular setting to enjoy exceptional food was a great idea - and that's how The Farmers Dinner began! At this dinner you will meet local farmers,  LaBelle's chefs and enjoy Amy LaBelle's wine commentary all-the-while enjoying fresh from the farm food (that was grown/raised specifically for this event) paired with award winning LaBelle wines. Visit The Farmers Dinner website to learn more and to register for this event.

LaBelle Music and Art

July Art News

The Art Gallery at LaBelle Winery presents an exciting show

McGowan Fine Art celebrates 35 years in business; is our exclusive Art Gallery at LaBelle Winery partner and has arranged our current exhibit with work by artists Mark Johnson and Shiao-Ping Wang. The Art Gallery at LaBelle Winery is open during Winery hours of operation.  Art is displayed throughout the Winery; including the Vintage Room, Gallery, Bistro and Foyers. Browse the Gallery with your favorite glass of LaBelle wine in-hand! Visit our website for more information on this and upcoming exhibits.

July Music News

2015 Live Music Thursdays on the terrace with the red umbrellas

LaBelle Winery has an outstanding line-up of musical artists who will entertain you and your friends.   Visit our website for the full schedule of entertainment and we look forward to seeing you dining in the Bistro and outside on the terrace under the red umbrellas and by the glow of the fire, each Thursday, and only at LaBelle.  Reservations recommended by calling the Tasting Room at 603-672-9898 x1.

Visit our Partners' Community Events

August 1st-9th, 10am-5pm daily

Don't miss the 82nd Annual League of NH Craftsmen's Fair, Mount Sunapee Resort, Newbury, NH

Starting the first Saturday in August and running for nine days, the Annual Craftsmen's Fair showcases the work of some of the finest craftspeople in the country. The Fair is the place to explore how design and passion inspire our lives. See and shop for one-of-a-kind fine craft that is both beautiful and functional. Meet the makers and learn about their vision and passion for their craft. There's fun and educational activities for the entire family!

Sunday, August 16th, 12-2 pm and 3-5 pm

Celebrate NH wine making at the 2015 "Live Free and Wine" Festival in conjunction with the NH Winery Association

This spectacular event will feature over 15 NH Wineries (LaBelle will be there!) and over 100 wines.  We look forward to seeing you at this event which will take place at Flag Hill Winery in Lee, NH. For more information and to purchase tickets visit the NH Winery Association website

Coming to PBS this Fall -Lights, Camera, Action!

LaBelle Winery Entrepreneurs/Owners to be featured in the Start Up Television Project

Filming took place on Monday, June 15th and it was a wonderful experience for Amy LaBelle and Cesar Arboleda, owners of LaBelle Winery.  The Start Up team "got the story" on film of how LaBelle Winery came to be.  Start Up delves into what it takes to be an entrepreneur in today's economy and explores innovative ideas that are game-changers, such as starting a Winery in NH and making wine with exclusively cold hardy grapes! Fascinating and inspiring content for sure.  We'll keep you updated as to when the story will air but until then you can go to the Start Up website to watch episodes from seasons 1 & 2. 

Here is a great quote from a customer who was dining in The Bistro at LaBelle Winery while the filming was taking place. Thank you Elissa for summing up the nature of LaBelle Winery!

"My boyfriend and I visited your winery on Monday and I was absolutely blown away by how friendly everyone was. Even with the chaos of the PBS special being filmed, we did not feel rushed. The wines we sampled were outstanding. I don't believe there was a single one I did not enjoy. I really felt like a guest in someone's home while I was there. Thank you for helping to create a wonderful memory with my boyfriend".

Elissa Turner

LaBelle Awards & Celebrations

LaBelle takes home 15 medals at the 2015 Big E Northeast Gold Wine Competition

LaBelle's Cranberry Wine really stood out to the judges and received two prestigious honors: a Gold Medal AND Best Fruit Wine/Best New Hampshire Wine.

Red Raspberry, Granite State Red, Three Kings, Seyval Blanc and Red Alchemy shimmered in Silver Medals.

Corazon, Granite State White, Gewurztraminer, Americus, Heirloom Apple, Dulce, Chardonnay, Dry Riesling and Anthology blazed in Bronze Medals

Click here to learn more about the 2015 Big E and the wine competition judging criteria.

NH Union Leader's 3rd Annual Readers Choice Award results just in - LaBelle Winery is #1

Readers voted LaBelle Wine #1 in the Wine Category! Thousands of ballots were submitted; which means LOTS of readers took the time to cast their votes for LaBelle Winery.

Many, many thanks from Amy LaBelle, Cesar Arboleda and the entire staff at LaBelle Winery.

Memorable Moments at LaBelle

Weddings at LaBelle - Captured in Photos 

Couples Savor the Season, Moments and Memories

Weddings at LaBelle are Unique, Chic, Sophisticated...Remarkable!  Here is a great shot from a past wedding! This couple is cherishing a moment in our beautiful vineyard! Photo courtesy of Garone Photography.

 

Customer Testimonial

 "I attended the yoga class on Sunday, June 14th with a couple of friends and I wanted to let you know that it was one of the best yoga experiences I've had to date. The instructor, Gail Duval, was very personable, informative and the pace of the class was perfect for a sunny outdoor Sunday morning within your beautiful grounds. Thanks, and I look forward to more of these classes!"

Sincerely,
Marguerite Parent