Sep 22, 2022
Amy LaBelle is the Founder and Winemaker at LaBelle Winery. She is a former practicing attorney who discovered her passion for winemaking after visiting a small winery in Nova Scotia, Canada during one of her summer vacations.
Amy was recently named “Business Leader of the Year” in New Hampshire. Her ultimate goal is to give back to her community in fulfilling, impactful, and meaningful ways while also growing her business exponentially with her husband and Co-owner, Cesar Arboleda.
Owning a winery is a good business idea, but the beverage space is a tough industry to break into. It requires large investments of time and money…and a ton of patience and determination.
It took Amy LaBelle more than 4,000 days from the moment she decided to pursue winemaking to the day she opened the doors of her first flagship property. She started her winemaking journey by creating a gallon of blueberry wine in her Boston apartment. Today, she owns an award-winning brand that offers some of the finest wines and experiences in New Hampshire.
In this episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast, Amy LaBelle, Founder and Winemaker at LaBelle Winery, joins Drew Thomas Hendricks and Bianca Harmon. Amy shares how and why she transitioned from the world of law to the winemaking industry. She also talks about the importance of putting in the hours, doing the work, and staying determined when pursuing your passion.