Message from the Chair

Welcome to the official website of the Grape Growers of Ontario.
We grow the wines you love TM.

Grape growers are stewards of the land who carefully tend our grapes to perfection, growing vinifera and hybrid grapes for Ontario’s premium wine, as well as Concord and Niagara grapes that create delicious grape juice. 

My wife Monica and I, along with our five children, live in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario where we nurture almost 400 acres of Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Franc, Gamay, Sauvignon Blanc, Baco Noir and Vidal vineyards.

As Chair of the Grape Growers of Ontario I look forward to continuing to serve and represent my fellow growers with a focus on working with our industry partners and government to continue strengthening Ontario’s grape and wine industry.

Browse our website for information about our organization, our growers, industry statistics and news, grower resources, and information important to Ontario’s grape and wine industry.

Matthias Oppenlaender, Chair