Grape Growers of Ontario

Canadian Vitis Certification ProgramCanadian Vitis Certification Program
$25,000 - January 17, 2008

According to a KPMG study, every one litre of domestic wine sales contribute $8.48 to the economy, in comparison to a $0.67 for sales of imported wines (Wine Council of Ontario, 2008).

In the face of high disease incidence from international rootstock importations, the Grape Growers of Ontario are working to create a healthy, domestic supply of grape vines under a new certification system.

The Grape Growers of Ontario, along with the University of Guelph and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, recognize the importance of developing a domestic supply of grape vines from material propagated right here in Ontario. A feasibility study determines the viability of creating such a supply in order to contribute to a sustainable domestic wine industry in the Greenbelt to continue our rich tradition of viticulture.

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