LaBelle Winery

A Note from Amy & Cesar

We are getting ready for our first Harvest by bottling as much wine that we have in tank currently.  Recently we have bottled the very popular Chardonnay, Apple Cranberry, Dry Apple, Sweet Virginia Mae Blueberry and Seyval Blanc.  We’re also very excited to let everyone know that Halcyon will be back on shelves by mid-winter.  The apricots have recently started fermenting and will be blended with LaBelle Riesling to create a semi-sweet & lovely crowd favorite.

Best Wishes,
Amy & Cesar

Upcoming Events at LaBelle Winery

This Thursday & Friday (Aug. 14th & 15th) from 6-9 pm; Live Music at the Winery!
Thursday, come out for dinner and music with Jeff Mrozek and back by popular demand for a special Friday Night Appearance, the Sonic Boomers will be here! 

Yoga in the Vineyard is very popular! Next classes are on August 24th, September 7th and September 21st

Sept. 7th: Portrait Demo with Ralph Stone Jacobs (no charge – come and watch!)

Sept. 10th: The Winemaker’s Kitchen Cooking with Wine Class: Harvest Favorites

Sept. 26th: Harvest Dinner hosted by Amy LaBelle, with artists Ralph Stone Jacobs and Catherine Tuttle!
Last year’s Harvest Wine Dinner in September was our most popular to date.  Enjoy a fantastic menu paired with LaBelle Wines.  Each course will be introduced by Amy LaBelle! Be sure to reserve your spot today.  Prior to dinner, enjoy an artist led tour of the current art exhibit (arranged by McGowan Fine Art) in the Art Gallery at LaBelle featuring the works of Ralph Stone Jacobs and Catherine Tuttle. 

Veraison

Now in the third stage of growth, the grape vines at LaBelle Winery are undergoing Veraison. During this stage, which signals the start of the ripening process, the grapes start changing their colors to either red/purple or yellow/green, depending on their variety. Prior to this stage, bud break in the early spring led to flowering in early summer which leads to Lag Stage, when the grapes and vines absorb carbohydrates & energy.  Veraison does not occur in the vineyard simultaneously for all fruit; each vine becomes ready for this stage differently, depending on leaf & canopy coverage, as well as other natural factors. 

Other Wine News

Massachusetts Changes Shipping Laws in 2015

For all of our Massachusetts wine lovers, you can buy wine directly from LaBelle Winery, as of January 1, 2015!  Thanks to a hard-fought, decade long battle with lawmakers to allow Massachusetts residents to purchase and ship wine directly to their front doors, Governor Deval Patrick passed the bill to bring the law into effect as of 2015.  Join our Wine Club to get LaBelle Wine shipped directly to your door!