Meet the Winemaker

Amélie Boury

Vice President, Winemaking & 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 and 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 Vice President, Winemaking & Operations solidifying her position as one of the up-and-coming leaders in our industry.

Amelie 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. And in 2018 she officially was sworn in as a Canadian citizen.

An update regarding operations at Château des Charmes:

For the continued health and safety of our staff and guests, and in adherence with mandates from our provincial and federal governments, the Château des Charmes tasting bar is currently closed and all tours and events have been suspended for the months of March, April and May. We will provide updates regarding reopening as soon as they become available. 

Our boutique is still open but the operating hours have been adjusted as follows:
Monday - Friday: 11 am - 4 pm, Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Guests are encouraged to order from our website and enjoy complimentary shipping on purchases of 6 or more bottles (valued at $14.95+) – no coupon code required.

For orders within Niagara, a Château des Charmes team member will provide contactless delivery to your doorstep. For orders in the 416, 905, and most areas of the 519, our courier service, ALM Crown will provide contactless delivery to your doorstep. For orders in other areas of Ontario, Canada Post will leave a delivery notice on your door and you will be asked to pick up from your local depot. 

Kindly note, due to the influx of online orders, that delivery times may be longer than normal.

Stay safe and healthy.

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