Obituary: Michèle Bosc

L-R:  Matthias Oppenlaender, chair Grape Growers of Ontario, Michèle Bosc, Paul Bosc Sr., Amélie Boury and Miguel Fongalvo from Chateau des Charmes at an Award of Merit ceremony, April 2017.  Photo courtesy Grape Growers of Ontario.

A well-known figure in Niagara’s grape and wine industry has died. Michèle Bosc passed on January 10. An engaged and passionate marketer for Chateau des Charmes winery, she tweeted on December 31: “Thank you for sharing all of the ways that you enjoyed our wines over the holiday season - it is truly the best gift that we could receive. Cheers to 2019!”

 

Michèle and her husband, Paul-André Bosc carried on the legacy of French winegrower, Paul Bosc Sr who founded Chateau des Charmes in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario in 1978. 

 

Matthias Oppenlaender, chair, Grape Growers of Ontario, commented:  “Michèle was very involved in the Chateau des Charmes winery but also as a driving force in promoting VQA wines from 100% Ontario-grown grapes. She and her husband were carrying on the legacy of the Bosc family.” 

 

For more on the Bosc family legacy, go to:  http://thegrower.org/news/grapes-achievement

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Friday, January 11, 2019

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    Lilith Darville (not verified)

    Hello — Michele’s writing was hugely important to her as is shown by her commitment and drive to get her romance duet published. I’m honoured to have been her writing critique partner and very thankful I was able to help her with this goal. Our daily contact is gone, and I feel the loss. Michele has just entered the romance market but she made her mark. We miss you, dear friend!

    Jan 20, 2019

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