Château des Charmes

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Family owned and operated for ever 30 years, Château des Charmes winery is the culmination of five generations of winemaking expertise. Founder and principal winemaker Paul Bosc came to Canada with his family in the 1960’s. Bosc spent 15 years working in the Niagara wine industry before founding Château des Charmes in 1978.

Drawing from his winemaking lineage, Paul did what no other in Niagara-on-the-Lake had done before, planting Canada’s first commercial vineyard dedicated exclusively to vitis vinifera, the European grape varieties that make the finest wines. The impact on the Niagara-on-the-Lake wine industry can only be described as revolutionary. 

Bosc was visionary in his approach and remains dedicated to the advancement of Niagara-on-the-Lake as a world-class producer of fine wine. Throughout his career, Bosc has distinguished himself as an innovator and mentor and his contributions to the industry are internationally recognized. Bosc and his family are recipients of the Order of Ontario, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, Niagara-on-the-Lake Citizens of the Year and the Order of Canada.

As Niagara-on-the-Lake wineries and wines began to gain greater international attention, the Bosc family recognized that the public had an appetite for not only the wines, but for wine knowledge as well. In 1994, Château des Charmes state of the art winery and visitor centre opened to the public.

Leading winemakers make leading wines, and Château des Charmes boasts hundreds of national and international medals. Their award-winning vineyards feature a number of rare and unique varieties of grape including Gamay Noir 'Droit' and Aligoté.  Pioneering research continues today in both their vineyards and cellar.  The Bosc family can also boast of many firsts in the industry: use of wind machines to mitigate winter cold and spring/fall frosts and the first winery in North America to put QR codes on thier labels to provide consumers with more information. 

Touring and tasting experiences with an emphasis on the vineyard and sustainable farming practices are plentiful at Château des Charmes and celebrate the Bosc family style of winegrowing. Most notable among the Château des Charmes experiences are those that cater to couples. Wine Country Romance is a private, guided tour of the vineyard, cellars and crush room before a relaxed sampling of four premium VQA wines with  Canadian artisanal cheeses in a stylish lounge. Couples may also a enjoy a gourmet Picnic Made for Two in the Château des Charmes vineyard, followed by an intimate, guided tour of the winery.

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Tours

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Link Offered daily at 1 pm & 3 pm in English, 11:15 am in Japanese & 12 pm in French;
       $10 per person; Reservation not required; Groups require reservations

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EVENTS

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Earth & Sky Music Market   August 4  
Chefs, gourmet food trucks, artisans, specialty foods, wine, r&r and live music. Fine foods and fine wines make beautiful music together! Join us as we celebrate our second annual summer Earth & Sky Music Markets. This May, June, August &… Read More
Earth & Sky Music Market   September 1  
Chefs, gourmet food trucks, artisans, specialty foods, wine, r&r and live music. Fine foods and fine wines make beautiful music together! Join us as we celebrate our second annual summer Earth & Sky Music Markets. This May, June, August &… Read More
Bravo! Niagara presents Falling For Music   September 5  
Bravo Niagara! presents the Ontario debut of the Ehnes Quartet. Falling for Music at Château des Charmes will be an enchanting evening reminiscent of the grand European salons and a rare opportunity to hear acclaimed violinist James Ehnes and his… Read More

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News

The New Grapes in Town
We asked a few sommeliers which wines they're lining their cellars with now. Make some room next to the Pinot.. Read More
Winter Wonderland in Niagara
I feel like I know the Wineries of Niagara on the Lake rather well. I’d even go as far to declare myself as somewhat of an expert... Read More

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GPS: N43° 9.381' W79° 7.510'

1025 York Road
Niagara-on-the-Lake
905.262.4219 ext. 238
www.chateaudescharmes.com

Winery Hours

Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. Tasting bar closes at 5:30 pm.

Amenities

Bus Groups, Corporate/Group Events, Cyclist Friendly, Retail Store, Tasting Bar, Weddings, Wheelchair Accessible

Sub-Appellation

St. David’s Bench

Winemaker

Amélie Boury

Wine Style

Red Table Wines
White Table Wines
Sparkling Wine
Icewine/Dessert Wine

Where to Buy

Cellar Door
Winery Website
LCBO
Vintages
Select Licensees
Château des Charmes Boutiques: Minto Place
407 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa Delisle Court
1560 Yonge Street
Toronto

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