Château des Charmes

 

Château des Charmes – literally translated to ‘House of Charms’ or loosely into ‘Charming House’, is a winery owned and operated by the Bosc family.  It was originally established by Paul Bosc, who had the foresight of planting vines solely belonging to the Vitis Vinifera family (European vines) as opposed to the endemic Vitis labrusca or Vitis riparia, thought to have a peculiar taste. By doing so, in 1978 he established the first commercial Canadian winery growing 100% Vitis Vinifera and can thus be considered the forefather of today’s booming Canadian wine industry. For this, he was awarded the prestigious Order of Canada, by which coincidently becoming the 1st winemaker to receive such an award.
Chateau des Charmes