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.”
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.”
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.
Our Blueberry Wine has made Jim Beauregard’s Annual Top 10 Wines List! Writes Jim, “This was one of Amy’s first experiments with wine all those years ago, and a wonderful tradition that continues. Amy and Cesar, welcome to the top 10.”
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.
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.
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.
from The Hippo’s article:
LaBelle Winery owner Amy LaBelle’s grand opening on Oct. 3 in Amherst came at a great time for fall wines. “Fall brings a renewed interest in wine each year. With our innovative blends, I notice a curiosity in the customers, and we have a lot of different varieties for them to try,” LaBelle said.
Have you visited the new LaBelle Winery yet? Co-owner and Winemaker Amy LaBelle joined her husband Cesar Arboleda, Co-owner and cellar master, in cutting the ribbon of their new LaBelle Winery location in Amherst.
From the New Hampshire Union Leader article: Standing outside of the nearly finished 20,000-square-feet facility, LaBelle said last week that her American dream has finally come true.