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  • News Release: LaBelle Winery Opens Tasting Room, Wine and Gift Shop, and Art Gallery in Portsmouth, N.H.

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    September 29, 2017
    September 28, 2017
    LaBelle Winery Opens Tasting Room, Wine and Gift Shop, and Art Gallery in Portsmouth, N.H.
    Michelle Thornton
    Director of Marketing
    LaBelle Winery
    345 Route 101
    Amherst, NH 03031
    (603) 672-9898
    Amherst, N.H. – LaBelle Winery announces the opening of a new tasting room, wine and gift shop, gallery and event space at 104 Congress St. in Portsmouth, N.H. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Oct. 20 celebrating the location’s grand opening. 
    The space, which boasts a beautiful brick storefront and bow windows, is located in the historic Kearsarge Building, a 19th century landmark built in 1820, in the heart of the city’s Market Square, and is neighbor to The Music Hall and Runner’s Alley.
    Amy LaBelle, the winery’s co-owner and winemaker, says, “Portsmouth is such a special place, and I couldn’t be more excited to open our new tasting room right in Market Square. We are the first winery presence in historic Portsmouth and look forward to sharing our award-winning wines with residents of this vibrant community and visitors to the Seacoast region.” 
    The shop features LaBelle’s award-winning wines, The Winemaker’s Kitchen culinary line of products (house-made jams and jellies; culinary wines; vineyard honey; oils and vinegars; seasoning and brining blends; and an exclusive coffee and tea blend); unique kitchen and culinary tools; wine accessories; cookbooks; and New Hampshire-made fine chocolates. Among the shop’s unique and useful gifts are beautiful low-profile coat racks, centerpiece candleholders and wine glass holders handcrafted from repurposed wine barrel staves used in LaBelle Winery’s production. 
    Programs currently scheduled for LaBelle Portsmouth include “Tipsy Tile Mosaics” and “Alice’s Table,” a flower arranging class. “Taste and Create Painting Classes” with The Canvas Roadshow will also be held in Portsmouth, along with art talks, corporate team building activities and private social events, including showers and birthday parties, and business events. 

    More information about classes and programs can be found on LaBelle Winery’s website, LaBelleWineryNH.com.
    Two private wine tasting events, held on Oct. 6 and Oct. 20, will be hosted by winemaker Amy LaBelle and her husband, LaBelle’s Winery’s cellar master Cesar Arboleda. The cost is $30 and limited space is available. To register for one of these tastings visit bit.ly/labellewinetasting.
    The Art Gallery at LaBelle Winery Portsmouth, managed by McGowan Fine Art in Concord, N.H., installed its first show in time for the soft opening on Sept. 24. The show features works from Mark Johnson; Sandy Wadlington; Shiao-Ping Wang; Hannah Cole Dahar; John Bonner; Julia Jensen; Kat O’Connor; and Catherine Tuttle.  The gallery is located within the winery store. To learn more about these artists and how to purchase the art on view visit McGowanFineArt.com.
    LaBelle Winery Portsmouth is open daily, 11am – 7pm Sunday-Wednesday; 11am-8pm Thursday-Saturday. The store’s phone number is (603) 319-8015.
    LaBelle Winery’s original location and vineyard are located at 345 Route 101 in Amherst, N.H. Open daily, 11am - 3pm Monday and Tuesday; 11am - 9pm Wednesday-Saturday; and 10am - 5pm on Sunday.
    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 LaBelleWineryNH.com for more information.
    Michelle Thornton, Director of Marketing and Business Development
    (603) 672-9898