While Missy Franklin (swimming) and Gabby Douglas (gymnastics) are earning gold medals for Team USA in London’s Olympic Games, Amy LaBelle continues to pull in medals for LaBelle Winery at national and international competitions alike.
LaBelle Winery wines returned to the Indy International Competition this year. The Indy International sees nearly 3,000 entries from 15 countries and 40 US states, and is overseen by a panel of 50 talented and discerning judges. At the 2012 Indy, LaBelle Winery won three medals for its outstanding Americus (gold medal), Corazon (silver medal) and Apple Cranberry (bronze medal) wines.
At the US National Wine Competition – a new contest this year, produced by Vineyard & Winery Management magazine – LaBelle Winery’s ever-popular Cranberry wine earned a silver medal. This competition was created to represent “the multitude of grape varieties shore-to-shore that are unique to our nation’s historical footprint. Its focus is on all US grape varieties (native, hybrid, vinifera) and regions seen today.”
“Winning these awards is a wonderful affirmation of our efforts here at LaBelle Winery,” said winemaker Amy LaBelle. “We work day in and day out to make these wines a hallmark of the New England experience. But the real reward here is seeing and hearing genuine satisfaction from our customers. That’s what keeps us striving for excellence.”
These four awards – combined with seven won at the Big E earlier this year and three won at the 2012 Finger Lakes International – make for a very successful year for LaBelle Winery. Look out, Michael Phelps; Amy LaBelle is gaining on you.