Meet the Bosc Family
Paul Bosc Sr.
Chairman & Founder
Paul is a fifth-generation French winegrower who graduated from the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France with degrees in Viticulture and Oenology. His wines have been awarded medals at numerous national and international wine competitions. He has also been the recipient of many honours including a doctorate from Brock University, The Order of Ontario, The Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals, the inaugural Canadian Vintners Association Award of Distinction and The Order of Canada; all for his significant contributions to the modern Canadian wine industry. In 2011 Paul was awarded the LCBO Special Recognition Award and in 2017 the Grape Growers of Ontario Award of Merit.
President & C.E.O.
Paul is a graduate of the University of Toronto. He is very active in wine industry affairs, both nationally and provincially, and in the economic and cultural development of the Niagara Peninsula. He is the past chair of the Canadian Vintners Association, the Canadian wine industry’s national trade association and a member of the Board of Directors of WGAO, the Winery Grower Alliance of Ontario. Paul is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Easter Seals Society of Ontario and the LCBO VQA Excellence Award. But at home he is simply dad to young son Alex.
Madame Andrée Bosc
Paul Bosc Sr.’s wife received a B.A. from Brock University and a Masters in Public Administration from Niagara University, New York. Madame, as she was affectionately called, was a former French teacher who loved welcoming her former students to the winery. She was a tremendous ambassador for the winery. In 2006 she, along with her husband, were named Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Citizens of the Year and presented with the Lord Mayor’s Award of Excellence.
Madame Andrée passed away March 6th, 2021. Madame wore many hats (and scarves!) during her remarkable life including a legacy as a great ambassador for Château des Charmes and the Niagara wine community.
Paul Jr.’s wife was an East Coaster who earned a B. Sc. from Dalhousie University. Her career started in the pharmaceutical industry in sales, sales training and marketing. As Vice President of Marketing & Administration for Château des Charmes she was the brand custodian and responsible for all aspects of the guest experience. This included staff training and development, marketing, public relations and advertising, as well as overseeing the hospitality programs at the winery. She was also responsible for streamlining business processes and keeping the IT infrastructure running smoothly. She was the winery representative on various marketing and tourism committees in the industry.
Michèle passed away on January 10th, 2019. Her legacy lives on in her contributions to Château des Charmes, the wine industry in Niagara and the Bosc family.
Château des Charmes and the Bosc Family have chosen to honour Michèle’s memory by establishing partnerships with charitable organizations which hold special meaning.
- $1 from each bottle sold at the winery or online of the 2018 Aligoté, Cuvée Michèle, Estate Grown & Bottled and 2018 Pinot Noir, Cuvée Michèle, Estate Grown & Bottled will be donated to a bursary fund for Camp Kerry, an organization which specializes in providing bereavement programs and supports to individuals and families impacted by serious illness, grief and loss.
- Proceeds from the sale of Michèle’s book, Show Me How to Live will be donated to Gillian’s Place. As one of Ontario’s first shelters for abused women and children, Gillian’s Place has been providing safe refuge and non-residential programs that enable women and their children to break the cycle of violence for over 40 years.
- The new Wellspring Niagara facility is now home to the Michèle Bosc Energy Therapy Room, the result of a $50,000 gift from Paul and his son, Alex. This is a continuation of Michèle’s two decade involvement as a volunteer with Wellspring, an organization which provides free social, emotional, psychological, informational and spiritual support to individuals living with cancer, their families and close supporters. Paul and Alex are now also active volunteers.
In May 2019 the Vineyard Terrace was rededicated as Michèle’s Courtyard, a fitting tribute as she was integral in the development and execution of the redesign of the space.