Amy LaBelle was recently quoted in a Union Leader article about growing grapes in New Hampshire!
Nashua hosts Small Business Awards, recognizes Labelle Winery of Amherst
Amy LaBelle Named One of 2013′s Remarkable Women
from the NH Magazine article:
“Passion can come out of nowhere, as proven by Amy Labelle, winemaker and owner of Labelle Winery, now housed in a beautiful new building in Amherst. ‘I practiced law for 16 years before one experience made me suddenly realize that everything was about to change,’ she says. At a winery in Canada, Amy can’t explain the overwhelming goosebumps she experienced, saying only that ‘I just knew that I had to make wine.’”
Awesome Interiors, Business NH Magazine
From the Business NH Magazine article: “Just like winemaking itself, the event, retail and café space at LaBelle blends old and new, with chandeliers made from reclaimed French oak wine barrels and bright red, modern lights throughout the space. The large open space mixes textures and a variety of lighting for an upscale atmosphere.”
Amy LaBelle Featured in Applaud Women Magazine, Spring 2013 Issue
From the Applaud Women article: “Successful lawyer turned wine maker is not a career path one usually hears about… As part of the legal team for Fidelity Investments, Amy was content living in her Boston brownstone. It wasn’t until she took a summer vacation to Nova Scotia in 2001 that she would realize her life-altering passion.”
Building a Dream
Walk into the new LaBelle Winery on Rte. 101 in Amherst and you are immediately enveloped in the aroma of a dream come true. Giant gleaming stainless steel tanks are infusing the air with the by-products of fermentation – the release of the earthy smell of yeast doing its job.
Two Firsts in 2012′s Top 10 Wine List
Libations at LaBelle Winery
The new LaBelle Winery facility in Amherst is a sight to see. You might even think you took a wrong turn and ended up in Napa. A visit is an experience in itself complete with awe-inspiring architecture, a flaming caldron, café with small menu, wine tastings and wine-related gifts.
Flights of fancy at the new LaBelle winery
Things at LaBelle are not always what they appear, and this makes it fun. The winery offers a flight of three wines, in 3 ounce pours so you can sample several of them. They have a suggested flight of three reds and three whites, or you can pick your own.
A labor of love bears fruit
from The Union Leader article:
It has all come together — the brand new LaBelle Winery is open on Route 101 in Amherst, and the 11th of this month saw the official ribbon cutting on a festive, clear and crisp day. Amy LaBelle and Cesar Arboleda have worked long and hard to make their dream a reality, and they have created a beautiful place — rolling hills, vines, and of course, the winery, in a building designed to be a combination of tradition and innovation.