Château des Charmes
Château des Charmes
1025 York Road,
Canada L0S 1P0
Vineyards: 110 hectares
Production: 60,000 cases
Hours of Operation: Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tasting bar closes at 5:30 p.m. Signature tasting flights are available for $10 pp, includes taxes and $5 credit towards same day wine purchases.
Tour Hours: Daily at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in English and 12 noon in French; reservations not required; $15 pp, includes taxes and $5 credit towards same day wine purchases.
Seven generations of our family have been born into our way of life. You might say it’s in our blood. In fact, we even live on the farm.
Château des Charmes was founded in 1978 by Paul Bosc, a fifth generation French winegrower. Paul and his young family arrived in Niagara with the idea that growing our own grapes was the best way to make fine wine. More than ever, we believe in this Estate Winery model and we make our wine only from grapes we’ve grown ourselves.
When Paul arrived in Niagara he just knew this place was special. The glacial soils, warm days and cool nights and the lush countryside reminded him of Burgundy where he studied oenology and viticulture at the University of Burgundy at Dijon. Today we farm four vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake, located in two distinct sub-appellations – St. David’s Bench and Four Mile Creek.
We believe we are custodians of the land. From the beginning we have been committed to using sustainable practices and are charter members of Sustainable Winemaking Ontario. Paul and his team are meticulous. They use modern science and a lot of TLC to coax the best out of every vine. And with more than 30 vintages in our vineyards we think we now know which varieties grow best in which spot. But there is always more to learn.
This is why we say; making wine is not what we do, it's who we are.
-- The Bosc family
Winemaker: Amelie Boury, Anna Maruggi
Winemaker's Choice: Equuleus, Paul Bosc Estate Vineyard, VQA St. David's Bench
Best LCBO Brand: Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake
Distribution: Winery, LCBO, Vintages, Château des Charmes Boutiques, WinerytoHome.com, BC, AB, QC, international
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