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LaBelle Winery Earns Several Awards For its Wines in the 2019 Eastern States Exposition “The Big E” Wine Competition

by Michelle Thornton

Jul 22, 2019


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


Amherst, New Hampshire — For the 12th year in a row, LaBelle Winery has earned several awards for its wines in the Eastern States Exposition “The Big E” Wine Competition in the categories of Best New Hampshire Grown Wine and Best New Hampshire Wine, as well as multiple gold, silver and bronze medals.

The Big E Wine Competition judges wines from all six New England states in several categories. All medal-winning wines are displayed in the Wine and Cheese Barn during the Eastern Sates Exposition agricultural fair, which will take place in West Springfield, Massachusetts, this year from Sept. 13 through Sept. 19. Award-winning wines will be available for purchase at the fair.

The Big E is the sixth largest agricultural fair in the United States. It attracts more than 1.8 million visitors each year.

“We’re so pleased to have won these prestigious wine awards, most notably the awards for Best New Hampshire Wine and Best New Hampshire Grown Wine,” says Amy LaBelle, LaBelle Winery’s co-owner and winemaker. “

We are serious about our winemaking and our mission to make the best wines available to our customers. The awards we have won at The Big E confirm that we are on the right track with our natural approach to winemaking, and that the love and passion that goes into our products is apparent to consumers.”

LaBelle’s Seyval Blanc won the 2019 award for Best New Hampshire Grown Wine, and the winery’s Dry Blueberry won the 2019 award for Best New Hampshire Wine. In total, LaBelle’s wines earned 13 awards in the 2019 competition. To learn more about LaBelle’s winning wines visit the Eastern States Exposition page on LaBelle Winery’s website.

To learn more about The Big E Wine Competition visit The Big E’s Wine Competition page.

LaBelle Winery’s flagship location and vineyard are located at 345 Route 101 in Amherst, New Hampshire. 

The Bistro at LaBelle Winery, also in Amherst, serves lunch and dinner as well as brunch on Sundays. The restaurant is family-friendly and offers a special menu for children. 

Guided tours of the Amherst facility are offered from noon to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Call (603) 672-9898 or visit for more information.

LaBelle Winery Portsmouth is located at 104 Congress St. Wine tastings are available daily during business hours. The store’s phone number is (603) 319-8035.

Check LaBelle Winery’s website for hours, which vary by location: