Like a fine wine, constructing a new, expanded business location depends on a careful layout, patient development and dashes of creativity on the path to the final product.
A look at New Hampshire’s chilly but growing wine industry: While the grapes may not always be grown here, the art and science of wine-making are alive in the Granite State and the interest continues to increase statewide.
LaBelle Winery in Amherst donated the equivalent of 10 percent of its sales to a number of charitable organizations and causes across the state in 2010. “We have a responsibility to give back to our community, especially because we are so blessed in both our business and personal lives,” said Amy LaBelle, winemaker and co-owner of LaBelle Winery.
With four new wines already released in the 2010 season, LaBelle Winery has just added three new awards from the Indy International Wine Competition, for Halcyon, Three Kings and Corazon. The winery is known for its unique fruit wine blends, and these three are no exception.
LaBelle Winery of Amherst has signed on to be a regular vendor at Derry’s downtown farmer’s market, which will now boast 19 booths selling local fresh produce, handmade goods and locally manufactured products.
A great winery to visit is LaBelle Winery in Amherst NH. Although they are not opened for tasting on a regular schedule they do offer a once a month wine and cheese tasting.
It’s high time for the foodies of south-central New Hampshire to sit up and take notice of the fact that we are home to a world-class winery. I am talking, of course, about Labelle Winery, of Amherst.
Cesar Arboleda was quite skeptical, he admits, when the woman who would become his wife told him she was about to hop off the corporate merry-go-round and turn her homespun hobby into a wildly successful business. Then he tasted her homemade blueberry wine.
Autumn is a busy time for most winemakers, but it’s an even busier time of year for LaBelle Winery in Amherst as it begins production of not only grape wine, but wines made from apple, blueberry, raspberry and even jalapeño peppers.
Although today the trees still hang heavy with ice, there is reason for hope: Amy LaBelle of LaBelle Winery has found a way to bottle the essence of summer itself.