winemaker & Director of OenologY, CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES
Amélie holds an MSc. in Biotechnology from Institut Sup’Biotech de Paris with a focus on wine research, specifically grapevine and yeast genomics. She is also a graduate of the University of Montpellier, France with an MSc. in Viticulture & Oenology; the prestigious ‘Diplome National 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.
With a passion for making wine in the new world, Amélie began working with Canadian wine industry pioneer Paul Bosc at Château des Charmes in Niagara-on-the-Lake. 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 at Château des Charmes and officially named her Winemaker and Director of Oenology. With this strong vote of confidence and Paul’s continuing mentorship, Amélie is poised to continue in Paul’s footsteps creating exceptional wine through her knowledge of our local terroir and her innate ability to drive innovation.