Grape Facts

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GENERAL INFO:

VINEYARD ACREAGE
Total vineyard acreage in Ontario is 17,000 acres.

DISTRIBUTION OF GROWERS
Percentage of the total number of growers in each district in 2015 

 


TOTAL TONNAGE BY CATEGORY
Total tonnage equalled 53,252 tonnes 2015


SALES OF WINE GRAPES
Total wine grape tonnage equalled 51,390 tonnes 2015


VINIFERA HARVEST:
Total vinifera harvest was 28,722 tonnes 2015


EUROPEAN HYBRID HARVEST:
Total European hybrid harvest was 22,668 tonnes in 2015


WINE GRAPE HARVEST:
56% vinifera grapes vs. 44% hybrid grapes in 2015

 


AVERAGE PRICE PER TONNE (TOTAL CROP VALUE OF ALL GRAPE VARIETIES)
The average was $1,194 per tonne in 2015


THE TOP VARIETIES OF GRAPES IN PRODUCTION
Top White Varieties: Vidal, Chardonnay, J.Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Geisenheim Hybrids and Niagara.

Top Red Varieties: Cabernet Franc, Baco Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Concord, Gamay and Chambourcin