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LaBelle Winery Partners With Amy Sullivan of Sullivan Framing & Fine Art Gallery in Bedford to Manage LaBelle’s Amherst and Portsmouth Galleries

by Michelle Thornton

Jul 01, 2019


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


Amherst, New Hampshire — LaBelle Winery has partnered with Amy Sullivan, owner of Sullivan Framing & Fine Art Gallery in Bedford, New Hampshire, to manage LaBelle’s art galleries located at the winery’s Amherst and Portsmouth locations.

LaBelle partnered with Sarah Chaffee, owner of the former McGowan Fine Art Gallery in Concord, New Hampshire, from 2014 until the gallery closed in 2018.

Amy LaBelle, LaBelle Winery’s co-owner and winemaker, had been searching for a new partner to manage LaBelle Winery’s galleries since McGowan’s closure. 

“Partnering with Amy Sullivan to manage our galleries was a natural choice for us,” LaBelle says. “Her attention to detail, artistic eye, relationships with and support for artists, as well as her ability to operate a thriving business, was just what we were looking for in a partner. We know she will curate and manage LaBelle’s art shows with the same attention to detail and commitment to excellence and diversity that our gallery patrons have come to expect.”

LaBelle and Sullivan opened their first art show at LaBelle Winery Amherst, titled “Wild at Heart,” in March, which featured recent works by Weare, New Hampshire, artist Rosemary G. Conroy. The show ran through June 9. 

The Gallery at LaBelle Winery Amherst’s current show is titled “Rustic Impressionism.” The show features recent works by New Hampshire artist Cheryl Vratsenes. Vratsenes is best known for her paintings of landscapes, seascapes and wildlife. Her paintings are unpredictable and spontaneous yet aesthetically balanced. An artist reception and art talk with Vratsenes will be held on Sunday, August 11 at 11 a.m. at LaBelle Winery in Amherst. 

For more information about upcoming art shows and events at LaBelle’s Amherst and Portsmouth locations visit LaBelle Winery’s gallery page. More information about Amy Sullivan and Sullivan Framing & Fine Art Gallery can be found at

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: