Public Tours & Tastings

 

"I was part of a wine tour today and I just wanted to let you know of the three wineries we visited, I found yours to be the most extensive tour of a facility, the most informative about wine tasting, with the most gracious and warm reception by staff...I'll be sure to visit your store in downtown Ottawa when I return home. Thank you so much."

— Carol C., Ottawa, Ontario


Winegrowing Discovery Tour

$15.00 per guest. Reservations not required.

Learn what it means to grow wine “Bosc Family Style” through a guided tour of our facility. You will start in our award-winning St. David’s Bench Vineyard in the shadow of the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve to see first hand the benefits of sustainable agriculture. Next it’s on to our Harvest Room, underground geothermal cellars (note: you will be walking up and down a flight of stairs) and the bottling line. Of course the tour would not be complete without sampling the finished product! One of our Wine Associates will take you through a guided tasting of four of our VQA wines, two from our Estate Grown & Bottled series and two from our Single Vineyard series. Includes $5 credit to be used with same day wine purchase. One credit per purchase please.

$1 from each tour sold will be donated to a local charity focused on children, families or healthcare. Each month the recipient charity will be chosen by a member of our Tour Centre team. Watch our Twitter and Facebook feeds for the charity for that month.

Experience our Winegrowing Discovery Tours everyday (except New Year Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day) at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. in English, 12:00 (noon) in French and 11:15 am in Japanese.

Public tours are offered on a first come, first serve basis and are limited to a maximum of 30 guests. We recommend that guests arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour during the peak visitor season (May through October).

 

Four @ Four

$20.00 per guest. Reservations recommended.

Explore flavours through a delectable tasting of four of our favourite gourmet snacks with four complimenting wines from our Estate Grown & Bottled series. Your guide will help to demystify the art of food and wine pairing while you sip and snack. Our ‘Winegrowing 101’ tour is included in this experience.

Available weekdays Monday through Friday at 4pm (English). Not available on weekends. This program is limited to a maximum of 20 guests. We recommend that guests arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour during the peak visitor season (May through October).

To reserve your spot please contact Emily Lenz, Marketing Manager- Group & FIT Programs at emilyl@chateaudescharmes.com or at (905) 262-4219 ext 234.

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For those who are interested in just tasting at our bar, signature tasting flights are available for $10 per person, include taxes and $5 credit towards same day wine purchases. A limit of one credit per purchase please. Groups of 10 or more must make a reservation with Emily Lenz.

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