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Canadian Wine Industry Economic Impact Report 2017


Together with the All-Party Parliamentary Canadian Wine Caucus, the Canadian Vintners Association (CVA) and its partners announced the results of a research study conducted on the Canadian wine and grape industry, which reveals that the economic impact of the Canadian Wine industry is up 33% from $6.8 billion to $9 billion over the period 2011-2015 at the March 7, 2017 Insight Summit. Please see the below links for the national and provincial reports:

Canadian Wine Industry Economic Impact March 2017
Canada Fact Sheet
Ontario Fact Sheet
BC Fact Sheet
Nova Scotia Fact Sheet
Canada Infographic
Ontario Infographic
BC Infographic
Nova Scotia Infographic
 

 


Insight 2017

The 2017 Insight Conference was held Tuesday, March 7, 2017.  The speaker presentations are found in the links as follows:

Economic Impact of Canadian Wine and Grapes 2015 - Dr. Robert Eyler, President, Economic Forensics and Analytics
Data-Driven Insights for Vineyards - Chris MacDonald, Chief Commercial Officer, SkySquirrel Technologies Inc.
Wine Trends South of the 49th Parallel, and a Peek North - Danny Brager, Sr VP, Nielsen Beverage Alcohol Practice (U.S.) and Jason Apps, VP, Nielsen Canada
LCBO CRM and eCommerce Update - Pamela Lawson, Director, Customer Insights and CRM, LBCO
LCBO Supply Chain - Mandesh Dosanjh, Sr VP, Supply Chain, LCBO
LCBO Digital Collaboration - Bipasha Chiu, VP, Business Solutions Delivery and Relationship Management, LCBO


Publication 360, guide to fruit production - 2016-2017

 


March 22, 2016 | Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

 

Publication 360, Guide to Fruit Production is now available on the OMAFRA website by clicking here.

Downloadable pdf

Chapter 5: Grapes

Update (June 2017): Two insecticides have recently been registered for emergency use on spotted wing drosophila (SWD) on berry crops (crop group 13-07) and stone fruits (crop group 12) in Ontario. Click here for further details.


Biosecurity Standard for Fruit and Tree Nut Industry
 

March 8, 2016 – Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), in collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and partner organizations, has developed new voluntary biosecurity standard that will help protect Canada's fruit and tree nut industry from plant pests and diseases.

The standard for the fruit and nut tree industry:

  • provides guidelines for biosecurity, including prevention and integrated pest management;
  • promotes a consistent approach across the country for mitigating the risks with clear guidelines for effective biosecurity;
  • enhances industry's knowledge of the risks associated with pests and diseases; and
  • helps identify potential gaps in current biosecurity measures.

Producers may adopt the standard in its entirety or use portions of it to supplement existing biosecurity programs. Funding to develop the standard has been provided under the Growing Forward 2 Agricultural Policy Framework.

Biosecurity Standard


Insight 2016


The 2016 Insight Conference was held Tuesday, March 1, 2016.  The speaker presentations are found in the links as follows:

Thriving in the Expression Economy - Ron Tite (Branding and Creativity Expert) 
Road Map to Style for Cool Climate Whites - Justine Vanden Heuvel (Cornell University)
Wine Business Institute Wine Sector Outlook - Dr. Damien Wilson (Sonoma State University)
Wine Trends & Sales at LCBO - Shari Mogk-Edwards (LCBO)
LCBO Update - Pamela Lawson (LBCO)


Airblast 101 - A Handbook of Best Practices for Airblast Sprayers

 

December 1, 2015 | OMAFRA

A new Airblast 101 Handbook is available to airblast sprayer operators, researchers and regulators. The full-colour 206 page handbook is written in conversational language and has more than 200 illustrations. Ring-bound with a water-resistant cover, it can be used in the office as easily as in the tractor. The handbook covers all things “airblast” from safety inspections and maintenance, to mixing and calibration, to cleaning and winterizing. It also explains techniques to improve spray coverage and reduce unnecessary waste.

Each handbook will cost $30.00 CAD plus shipping. It can also be downloaded for free as an e-book for portable devices (both Apple and Android platforms).   More information


2015 Grape Fungicide Efficacy Table

Source: Wendy McFadden-Smith, Tender Fruit and Grape IPM Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs

Activity of fungicides in grape 2015


2015 Bud Survival Survey for Niagara area Vineyards

The Phase 1 Bud Survival Survey prepared for the Grape Growers of Ontario by KCMS- Applied Research and Consulting has been released March 2015 and is found by clicking here.


Improving Water Performance for Wineries

Water & Wine is a practical online platform designed to meet the water needs of Ontario winemakers. By improving water performance, wineries can reduce costs, mitigate risks, and better prepare for growth. 


INSIGHT 2015 CONFERENCE

The 2015 Insight Conference was held Tuesday, March 3, 2015.  The speaker presentations are found in the links as follows:

Agenda and Biographies
Wine Region Reputations and Wine Wars - Mike Veseth (The Wine Economist)
Weather and Climate in Canada - David Phillips (Environment Canada)
Sales and Trends:  Wine at the LCBO - Shari Mogk-Edwards (LCB0)
Consumer Research and Insights - Pamela Lawson (LCBO)
The Blink Factor:  Owning the At-Purchase Moment - Jean-Pierre Lacroix (Shikatani Lacroix)


OMAFRA LAUNCHES ONFRUIT BLOG

February 2015

If you are a commercial fruit (grape) grower in Ontario, sign up for the new ONfruit blog. Fruit specialists from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) contribute to the blog and can answer technical questions you may have. All information is specific to growing fruit in Ontario.

Topics on the blog include:

  •  Fruit (Grape) crop production
  • Insects, diseases and weeds monitoring and management . Weather related issues . Soil and crop nutrition . Industry events

Subscribe at https://onfruit.wordpress.com
For more information contact Wendy McFadden-Smith, OMAFRA Tender Fruit and Grape IPM Specialist: wendy.mcfadden-smith@ontario.ca


2014 AGRICORP PROGRAMS

This presentation provides outlines to the programs that Agricorp provides for grapes and grapevines.

2014 Agricorp Programs for Grapes and Grapevines


2014 INSIGHT SUMMIT PRESENTATIONS

The 4th Annual Insight Ontario Grape and Wine Insight Conference held on March 4, 2014, was sponsored by Andrew Peller Limited, Constellation Brands Canada, Grape Growers of Ontario (GGO), Wine Council of Ontario (WCO) and Winery & Grower Alliance of Ontario (WGAO). 

Insight 2014 Agenda

LCBO Trends
Trends Influencing Markets and Consumers
Regional Brand Perception of Wine 
Tasting Rooms Pivotal Room in DTC


LEAF ROLL AND RED BLOTCH PRESENTATIONS

A survey of the incidence of leaf roll and red blotch was completed in September 2013 through an Ontario Farm Innovation Program (OFIP) grant. These are the presentations from a leaf roll and red blotch workshop. Learn about the diseases, vectors and possible mitigation strategies.

Leafroll in Commercial Vineyards in New York - March Fuchs
Symptoms and Biology of Leafroll and Red Blotch Diseases - Marc Fuchs
Vectors of Leafroll Disease - Greg Loeb
Ontario Grape virus survey 2013 - Wendy McFadden-Smith
GLRaV Symptoms - Lorne Stobbs


SOIL MOISTURE MANAGEMENT FOR QUALITY VINE PRODUCTION

Grape-growing regions around the world routinely practice irrigation in their vineyards. Unlike many of these viticulture areas, however, Ontario is considered a cool-climate grape growing region. As such, vine water stress is not as prevalent. Learn how to properly manage soil moisture to maximize vine quality.


2013 VRIC ANNUAL REPORT

Vineland Research and Innovation Center
From the Ground Up


TANK MIXING AND PESTICIDE COMPATIBILITYY - "THE JAR TEST"

Are you considering a new tank mix this year? Perhaps two new fungicides, or an adjuvant you want to try? Be sure you know what you're doing before you risk an untested tank mix.


MINISTRY OF LABOUR STANDARDS

Employment Standards Act, 2000
Health and Safety for Growers
Health and Safety for Wineries


ROTATION OF GRAPE FUNGICIDES 2013

Planning your fungicide program is becoming more challenging with many products containing the same fungicide families and others containing more than one. The following tables provide guidance on which products should not be used in back-to-back applications in order to reduce the probability of resistance developing.


FUNGAL DISEASE MANAGEMENT IN GRAPES 2013

The following table (on pgs 3 & 4) was developed as a means of summarizing the information provided in OMAF and MRA Publication 360, Guide to Fruit Production 2012-13, including new products for 2013. It highlights the periods during the growing season when specific diseases may be a problem and which fungicides are recommended at a particular growth stage. This will vary somewhat depending on the susceptibility of the grape variety, the weather conditions and the history of disease in the vineyard.


INSECT AND MITE MANAGEMENT IN GRAPES 2013

The following table was developed as a means of summarizing the information provided in OMAFRA Publication 360 – Fruit Production Recommendations 2012-13, including new products for 2013. It highlights the periods during the growing season when specific insects/mites may be a problem and which insecticides are recommended at a particular growth stage.


GUIDE TO FRUIT PRODUCTION 2012-2013

This publication provides recommendations for the commercial production of fruit crops including apples, pears, tender fruit, berries and tree nuts. New for 2012 are pest management calendars for day-neutral strawberries and fall-bearing raspberries. This publication includes a comprehensive section on thinning tree fruits. Pest management guidelines are presented in a calendar format. Technical information on products is easy to look up in the many tables in this publication. Chapters on resistance management, reduced risk products and biopesticides, and spray application technology have been extensively updated. This publication also provides crop by crop information on fertilizer rates, tables for interpreting soil and tissue analysis and information on micronutrients.

Guide to Fruit Production 2012-2013 Chapter 6: Grapes
Guide to Fruit Production 2012-2013 Chapter 6: Grapes Calendar
Guide to Fruit Production 2013 Supplement


2013 INSIGHT SUMMIT PRESENTATIONS

Insight 2013 Agenda
Canada Economic Impact Study
LCBO Trends
LCBO - Ontario Wine Consumer
Tony Aspler: Insight
Keys to Selling More Direct to Consumer
Australia Case Study
Industry Collaboration


LEGISLATION AND FARMING PRACTICES

Any farm practice involving the management of water, nutrients, land use, construction or other environmentally related activity raises certain legal obligations for the person undertaking that farm practice. This Factsheet gives an overview of the federal and provincial laws that could affect farming operations.


USING PROPANE-FIRED CANNONS TO KEEP BIRDS AWAY FROM VINEYARDS

There are many bird control strategies: visual (streamers, balloons, lights, fake hawks); physical (nets), and acoustical deterrents (electronic sound devices, pyrotechnic pistols). Experts agree a combination of methods is required.


SPOTTED-WING DROSOPHILA

Spotted-wing drosophila (SWD) is an invasive vinegar fly from Asia that can, cause extensive damage to soft-skinned fruits before harvest. Read up on monitoring and management of this pest.


2012 CCOVI LECTURE SERIES -  ICEWINE GRAPES ARE BIOCHEMICALLY ACTIVE BETWEEN SEPTEMBER AND HARVEST

Dr. Vincenzo DeLuca Professor of Biological Sciences, Brock University
as part of the Annual CCOVI Lecture Series.


2012 CCOVI LECTURE SERIES -  HOW GROWING SEASON WEATHER PATTERNS AFFECT VINE HARDINESS

Kevin Ker, CCOVI Professional Affiliate and Industry consultant at KCMS Applied Research and Consulting as part of the Annual CCOVI Lecture Series.


2012 INSIGHT SUMMIT PRESENTATIONS

Insight Summit Agenda
Canada’s Position in the Global Wine Market
Today's Consumer - Tomorrow's Challenge - on Both Sides of the Border
Winning at Home
Thriving Vineyards: Global Turbulence, Local Resilience


COMMISSION ON THE REFORM OF ONTARIO'S PUBLIC SERVICES

Economist Don Drummond, chair of The Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services released its report on the Ontario economy February 15, 2012.


GROWTH STAGES OF GRAPEVINES

OMAFRA shows what a grapevine should be going through during each stage of growth during the growing and dormant season.


SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA (SWD): UPDATE FOR ONTARIO GROWERS

In recent weeks, spotted wing drosophila (SWD) populations have increased throughout Ontario. This is the Otnario Berry Grower Report.


VQA ANNUAL REPORT

Vintners Quality Alliance Ontario
Setting the standard for Ontario’s wines of origin
2011 Annual Report


VARIETAL PLAN

Aligning the Ontario Grape Supply and Demand: A Varietal Plan for the Grape and Wine Industry Final Report
Completed by the George Morris Centre, 2010


ONTARIO GRAPE IPM

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs recently released the Ontario Grape Integrated Pest Management module. Grapes are produced in Ontario under diverse soil and climatic conditions. The goal is producing a high quality crop using sustainable production techniques, including a pest management system. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) has been used in Ontario grape vineyards since 1978, and is a dynamic and evolving process. There are many pests to watch for but not all show up every year or in every vineyard.


2011 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - PRESENTATIONS
Missed the AGM? View the presentations from the 2011 annual general meeting by choosing from the following links below.

Chair and CEO Report
OGWRI Report
KCMS Presentation
CCOVI VineAlert Demonstration


CCOVI FALL/WINTER COURSES 2010 IN WINE

To view all the Certification Courses and Wine & Spirit Education Trust, click the following link.


2011 CCOVI LECTURE SERIES
USING NITROGEN FERTILIZERS TO INCREASE GRAPE QUALITY; GRAPEVINE TRUNK DISEASE

Dr. Gerry Neilsen and Daniel O'Gorman
Download slideshow presentation - Dr. Gerry Neilsen
Download slideshow presentation - Daniel O'Gorman
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2011 CCOVI LECTURE SERIES
CLIMATE CHANGE IN ONTARIO'S WINE REGIONS: THE GOOD AND THE BAD NEWS

Dr. Tony Shaw and Dr. Don Cyr
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2010 CCOVI LECTURE SERIES
PRECISION VITICULTURE - UNLOCKING UNSEEN MYSTERIES OF THE VINEYARD

Dr. Ralph Brown
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