Local construction firm Fulcrum Associates is receiving an award and major kudos for its work on the new LaBelle Winery and event center along Route 101.
NHPR: Blossoming Wine Industry Relies On More Than Hardy Grapes To Survive
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)
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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.