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Chateau des Charmes

1025 York Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
905- 262-4219
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
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Lakewood, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The building is gorgeous and the grounds lovely. The wine server was friendly, so were the other staff members. We enjoyed the wines we tried, especially the 2011 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay - very smooth. But the tasting room was unexceptional...we wish they had tables where we could sit down and enjoy a glass of our favorite wine. Their party/event facilities... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Having been here before and loving our first experience, we knew what to expect coming here I loved this big-family owned winery. They have several estates but the fact that it is still family-owned, makes me still wander back here. Paul T., our tasting pourer, was polite, friendly, and knowledgeable. They're def known for the Chardonnay, Cab Franc, and Riesling,... More

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MicheleBosc, Owner at Chateau des Charmes, responded to this review

Hi Cynthia, Thank you so much for your kind words. Indeed we are family owned and operated. We do own 4 different vineyard sites but we are small enough to produce specialty products with very limited number of cases, like the Savagnin Icewine you mention. I hope you come back to see us again next time you are in our... More

Ottawa, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Maybe if you haven't been tasting wines for a long time this place would be ok, for us it wasn't. Two almost 50's who enjoy food, wine and travel needed a bit more by way of discussion and flavour in the tastings. The tour was fine but not spectacular. The flight of wines to taste were for someone who enjoyed... More

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MicheleBosc, Owner at Chateau des Charmes, responded to this review

Hello EPOttawa, Thank you for taking the time to post on our page. I think you are correct that a seasoned travelling and wine couple like yourselves would find our Winegrowing Discover Tour a bit basic. Your recommendation of doing a tasting flight makes perfect sense. We also have a program called Matchmaking 1.0 that is geared to folks who... More

Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A beautiful winery. The tour was interesting and informational. It was not expensive at all. Our tour guide was so fun and knowledgeable. The wine tasting was delicious and the grounds are gorgeous. It's a perfect place for a summer get together or wedding.

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MicheleBosc, Owner at Chateau des Charmes, responded to this review

Hi AskLoveToTravel_113, Thank you for your kind words! We have always tried to make wines that over deliver on quality for the price. Looks like you agree with us. You are absolutely correct about weddings, we host over 30 each summer. We love seeing our wines celebrate such an important family milestone. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, More

Burlington, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

If you are looking for the fairy tale wedding venue of your dreams, look no further. Chateau Des Charmes winery fits the bill. Their staff is incredibly accommodating and truly made our day special. The ceremony space was perfecrly laid out at the back of the property and the reception space was gorgeously decorated next to it. Pillar and Post... More

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MicheleBosc, Owner at Chateau des Charmes, responded to this review

Hello CSells_Sea_Shells, Thank you for allowing us to share in your special day. We are honoured. Thank you also for your glowing reviews for our team. We do our utmost to make sure every couple has a truly memorable wedding. You're family now so we do expect you to come visit and let us know how you are doing. All... More

Waterloo, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The tour of this winery was a highlight of our romatic weekend away. The history of this vineyard is fascinating, the property and chateau breathtaking, and Jessica is a delightful guide. I don't like wine at all, and landed up drinking 2 glasses. What a wonderful afternoon!

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MicheleBosc, Owner at Chateau des Charmes, responded to this review

Hi Janet B, I guess you can now say you do like wine! We're delighted that we could help you see a little into our way of life and perhaps even spur you on to purchase some of our wine in the future. Visiting a winery with friends is an excellent way to learn about wine and how we make... More

Saskatchewan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had a tour of this vineyard and wine tasting. The wine was amazing and the tour was delightful. Would recommend this to anyone travelling in this area. The story of the vineyard is very nice to know and appreciate.

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MicheleBosc, Owner at Chateau des Charmes, responded to this review

Hi AmandaSK82, Thank you for taking the time to post on our page. We love hearing feedback from our guests. The story of our winery is really the story of our family. I'm delighted you found it interesting and enjoyed the wines. We really do put our heart and soul into everything we do. Hope to see you again soon,... More

Brantford
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We visited here in April 2014 and were quite disappointed with the wine we sampled. The building is gorgeous, very picturesque. The wine however was not that great. There were 4 of us in our group, and it wasn't a hit with any of us. We sampled 3 different types, and most likely selected incorrectly for what we typically enjoy.... More

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MicheleBosc, Owner at Chateau des Charmes, responded to this review

Hello Rodgersfamily, Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to post on our page. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the wines you tasted. That happens sometimes. Wine is like art, it really doesn't matter how well made the wine is, if you don't like it you simply don't like it. It's a subjective thing. Particularly if your "regular"... More

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I came to Chateau des Charmes with two girlfriends. I enjoyed my very first wine tasting. The staff was courteous, friendly and knowledgable. I was blown away by how picturesque the property was, along with the decor. The wines were lovely and reasonably priced.

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MicheleBosc, Owner at Chateau des Charmes, responded to this review

Hi Celeste, We are honoured to have been your first! Thank you for your kind words. We love helping folks learn about wine and are especially thrilled when you find something you like. Hope you come back to visit us again soon. All the best. More

Gatineau, Quebec
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This winery is easy to find off the QEW and has tours regularly starting at noon. The tour lasts around an hour with a knowledgeable guide who was also friendly and animated. It includes a wine tasting and a discount on wine purchased that day. Wines are quite good and reasonably priced, I left with 8 bottles!

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