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A Wine Teaser for this weekend package

Each spring, Elmhirst’s Resort welcomes groups of women for a fun girl’s getaway weekend that has become one of our most popular events of the year. What we used to call the Wine, Women and Canvas weekend has evolved into the Paint and Pinot weekend. We may have renamed the it, but it is still just as much fun!

Coming up on April 3-5, 2020, the weekend schedule will have a bit of everything – Breakfast and Dinner on Saturday, time for spa appointments, wine tasting, a painting class and Sunday Brunch.

For 2020, we are excited to have a new wine partner join us for the event. Amélie Boury from Chateau des Charmes in Niagara on the Lake, will be on hand with a selection of wines. Amélie will offer a tasting session as well as provide wine pairings for Saturday evening’s dinner. Read more about Amélie below, and then book your spot in this weekend event before it is sold out!

AMÉLIE BOURY, VICE PRESIDENT, WINEMAKING & OPERATIONS

With a passion for making wine in the new world, Amélie began working with Canadian wine industry pioneer Paul Bosc. 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 and officially named her Winemaker and Director of Oenology in 2013.

With this strong vote of confidence and Paul’s continuing mentorship, Amélie was poised to continue in Paul’s footsteps creating exceptional wine through her knowledge of our local terroir and her innate ability to drive innovation. In 2016 she earned the title Vice President, Winemaking & Operations solidifying her position as one of the up-and-coming leaders in our industry.

Amelie holds an M.Sc. in biotechnology from Institut Sup’Biotech de Paris with a focus on wine research, specifically grapevine and yeast genomics. As well, she is a graduate of the University of Montpellier, France with an M.Sc. in viticulture & oenology; the prestigious ‘Diplome Natrional 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. And in 2018 she was officially sworn in as a Canadian citizen.

Amélie Boury from Chateau des Charmes
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