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Amy LaBelle of LaBelle Winery Named to NH Business Review’s List of 2021 Business Excellence Award Winners

by Michelle Thornton

Sep 30, 2021

Sept. 30, 2021

Michelle Thornton
Director of Marketing
LaBelle Winery
345 Route 101
Amherst, NH 03031
(603) 672-9898

Amherst, New Hampshire — Amy LaBelle, co-owner and winemaker at LaBelle Winery, which has locations in Amherst, Portsmouth and Derry, New Hampshire, has been named to NH Business Review’s list of 2021 Business Excellence Award winners.

Seventeen business owners and operators of both large and small companies (fewer than 100 or more than 100 employees) were chosen for the award in nine different categories, based on their initiative, creativity and determination resulting in the growth and success of their businesses.

LaBelle won in the consumer services category for a company with more than 100 employees.

“It’s such an honor to receive this award. My husband Cesar and the entire LaBelle Winery team have worked tirelessly to get us through the last year, and we are stronger for it,” LaBelle says. “Our heart and soul went into the execution of every creative idea we tried, allowing us to remain connected to the community and to provide our customers with goods and services during a difficult time.”

A banquet and ceremony honoring the 2021 Business Excellence Award Winners will be held on Oct. 6 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, New Hampshire, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Profiles of the 2021 award recipients, more information about NH Business Review’s Business Excellence Awards, and tickets to the October 6 event are available on the magazine’s website.

About LaBelle Winery:

After working as a corporate attorney in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Amy LaBelle founded LaBelle Winery in 2005 at Alyson’s Orchard in Walpole, New Hampshire. In 2008, she and husband Cesar Arboleda moved the winemaking operation to a barn behind their home in order to expand production. LaBelle made award-winning wines at this location until late 2012 when the operation was moved to its current location in Amherst. In addition to the winery, LaBelle’s Amherst location includes a restaurant, a wedding and event venue, an art gallery, a retail store and tasting room, and an on-site vineyard.

LaBelle Winery’s Portsmouth tasting room and retail store opened in September 2017.

As of summer 2021, all facilities at LaBelle Winery Derry, with the exception of the sparkling wine production facility and tasting room, are now open including the event center, golf course, Americus restaurant, The Gallery at LaBelle Winery and LaBelle Market. The sparkling wine production facility and tasting room will open in summer 2022.

LaBelle Winery Amherst is located at 345 Route 101 in Amherst, New Hampshire.

LaBelle Winery Portsmouth is located at 104 Congress St. Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

LaBelle Winery Derry is located at 14 Route 111, Derry, New Hampshire.

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