By Doug Ireland, Mar 31, 2016 For years, Peter Egelston, Amy LaBelle and Cort Mendez put in long hours on the job each day while working for other people. Egelston was a high school teacher, LaBelle was a corporate lawyer … Read More
By Kimberly Houghton, Sunday News Correspondent MARCH 12, 2016 Amy LaBelle of LaBelle Winery in Amherst is praising a new filtration system that was recently installed at her facility to help streamline the wine filtration process and improve the quality … Read More
In a recent podcast with Mike Morin, Amy LaBelle discusses her journey From attorney to vintner. A vacation visit to a Nova Scotia winery changed attorney Amy LaBelle’s life forever. Hopelessly hooked on making wine, her first batch was a … Read More
In 2005, New Hampshire had 15 wineries. Today, that number has doubled, feeding a multi-million-dollar industry that’s growing at 20 percent a year. Visitors who walk into the upscale café and tasting room at LaBelle Winery in Amherst quickly imbibe the aromas of ripened fruit and aging oak. (Photo Credit: Sheryl Rich-Kern)
excerpt from the Nashua Telegraph:
NASHUA – The Gate City hosted the U.S. Small Business Administration’s “Small Business Awards” on Wednesday evening, where the group named Amy Labelle, of Labelle Winery in Amherst, as the “Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year.
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.'”