Our Story

Château des Charmes was founded in 1978 by Paul Bosc, a fifth-generation French winegrower. Paul and his young family arrived in Niagara in the 1960’s with the idea that growing our own grapes was the best way to make fine wine. More than ever, we believe in this 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 and are charter members of Sustainable Winegrowing Ontario.

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 40 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.

The Bosc family remain committed to owning and operating Château des Charmes and producing 100% estate-grown wines.

Paul’s vision of a world class Niagara wine industry led by high quality estate wineries has reached fruition. Today, the vibrant Ontario industry boasts more than 175 wineries, employs more than 6000 people and receives approximately 1.8 million visitors each year.

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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