Amélie is the vice president of Winemaking and operations at Château des Charmes.
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.
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.
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. And in 2018 she officially was sworn in as a Canadian citizen.
The winery farms 255 acres of vineyards in four locations all within Niagara-on-the-Lake. Two vineyards are in the St. David’s Bench sub-appellation and the other two are in the Four Mile Creek sub-appellation. All of our wines are grown in these two sub-appellations and will carry the designation “St. David’s Bench” or the regional “Niagara-on-the-Lake”.
Amélie is fluent in English, French and Spanish