by GSA Sue Geyer Currier Museum of Art Class of 2010
For our second lunch in August, we gathered at LaBelle’s Winery in Amherst. Some of us did the tour and it was fabulous. Afterwards we were seated in their Bistro. They had set us up inside but they also have a lovely patio for outside dining. The menu is diverse and very good. I had a chicken salad wrap with hand cut ‘frites’ and it was excellent. Everyone I spoke to enjoyed his or her meal. Our waitress, Laurie, was very attentive and did a great job. I saw one person had gotten a dessert and that was reported to be very yummy. Not too many of us ordered wine after the wonderful sampling we had during our tour.
This is great place for lunch or dinner and conveniently located on 101. It is a nice place to recommend to guests who are headed west and want some local fare.
What a fabulous tour! The wines were wonderful. I’m not sure what was my favorite, perhaps the Dry Pear or maybe the Sangria Rose. And the way they did the tastings as they took us to the various areas, like the patio, vineyard and cellar was perfect. Our guide, Pam, was very knowledgeable and did an excellent job with explanations and stories. I particularly like the time line in the cellar. It was a very enjoyable tour.