Meet the Winemaker
Vice President, Winemaking, Vineyard & Operations
With a passion for making wine in the new world, Amélie began working with Canadian wine industry pioneer Paul Bosc. Paul quickly recognized her talent and saw a little of himself in her constant quest to learn and find new, more effective ways to make great wine. Paul was convinced that Amélie could take over the winemaking reins and officially named her Winemaker and Director of Oenology in 2013. With this strong vote of confidence and Paul’s continuing mentorship, Amélie was poised to continue in Paul’s footsteps creating exceptional wine through her knowledge of our local terroir and her innate ability to drive innovation. In 2016 she earned the title of Vice President of Winemaking & Operations solidifying her position as one of the up-and-coming leaders in our industry.
In 2020, Amélie took the reigns of the Chateau des Charmes vineyards, solidifying her passion for winemaking with vineyard management and is proud to have accomplished a sustainable certification in both vineyard and winery.
Amélie holds an M.Sc. in biotechnology from Institut Sup’Biotech de Paris with a focus on wine research, specifically grapevine and yeast genomics. As well, she is a graduate of the University of Montpellier, France with an M.Sc. in viticulture & oenology; the prestigious ‘Diplome Natrional D’oenologue’.
Amélie’s experience includes cool climate winemaking in Alsace, France. In 2011 she was introduced to the Canadian wine industry while working on research at the University of British Columbia’s Wine Research Centre and quickly fell in love with our country. In 2018 she officially was sworn in as a Canadian citizen.