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1025 York Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake • 905-262-4219
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Château des Charmes
Château des Charmes
Château des Charmes
Château des Charmes
Château des Charmes
Château des Charmes

OUR STORY

Seven generations of the Bosc 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. Paul did what no other in Niagara-on-the-Lake had done before, he planted 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.

Paul 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, Paul has distinguished himself as an innovator and mentor. His contributions to the industry are internationally recognized with countless accolades and awards for his wines as well as 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.

OUR BACKYARD

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. Today we farm four vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake, located in two distinct sub-appellations – St. David’s Bench and Four Mile Creek. More than ever, we believe in the Estate Winery model and we make our wine only from grapes we’ve grown ourselves.

We believe we are custodians of the land. From the beginning we have been committed to using sustainable practices. 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. We believe our groundbreaking research with unique grape varieties will blaze a trail to the future of our industry.

OUR WINES

Balance. Finesse. Structure. These are some of the words used to describe our wines. We would add food friendly and age worthy. We hope you will call them delicious.

Our premium single vineyard wines are a reflection of where they were grown. St. David’s Bench Vineyard wines are elegant with signature minerality. Just across the road, the Paul Bosc Estate Vineyard gives us wines that are bold and complex. Our Estate Bottled series of wines use high quality grapes from all four vineyard sites to craft wines that are consistent from vintage to vintage.

“Making wine is not what we do it’s who we are. Come and let us share a little of our way of life with you.”
                                                                                                                                                             — The Bosc Family

WineryExperiences

Tasting Flight

$15 per person

Reservations between 11am and 5pm

An educational tasting of four VQA wines including a renowned Icewine. Choose from four flights.

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True To Our Roots Winery Tour

$25 per person

12pm in French 2pm in English Reservations required

Learn what it means to grow wine “Bosc Family Style” through an exclusive tour of our wine-making facility. You will start with a sample of Sparkling, then taken outside to our St. David’s Bench Vineyard on the steps of the Niagara Escarpment. Next, it’s on to our Harvest Room and underground cellars (note: guests will be walking up and down a flight of stairs). Of course, the tour would not be complete without sampling the finished product! One of our Wine Associates will take you through a guided tasting of four of our VQA wines, including one of our award-winning Icewines.

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Paired tastings

$20 per person

Reservations between 11am and 5pm

Discover the wonder of combining food and wine. We offer a variety of different combination that match perfectly with our wines, including, popcorn, ice cream, artisanal cheeses and locally sourced chocolate.

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Wine Country Romance

$75 per couple

Reservations between 11am and 5pm

When you arrive, you will be greeted with a glass of our Brut sparkling wine. You then will enjoy a vineyard side chat to learn about winegrowing “Bosc Family-style” and see first-hand the benefits of sustainable agriculture. Then sit back and relax at a bistro set on our Vineyard Lawn for an educational tasting of four of our premium VQA wines, including Icewine, served in crystal stemware. Canadian artisan cheese with all the accoutrements will also be served so you can slurp, roll and chew your way to finding the perfect match.

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1025 York Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake • 905-262-4219
chateaudescharmes.com