New Grower

GRAPE GROWER REGISTRATION FORM

If you are interested in becoming a grape grower, please fill out ALL 3 forms and fax or email the forms back to Grape Growers of Ontario. Once your application is processed, you will receive your grower number

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR GGO NUMBER

Application Process:

1. Complete the Grape Growers of Ontario Registration Form (3 pages).
2. All applications will be reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors.
3. Once the above steps are completed you will receive your GGO number.

Who can receive a GGO number?

Any individual or company who has grapes planted within Ontario with the intent to sell for processing

Restrictions on grower numbers:

1. One GGO number per individual company (an entity is defined as grapes that will be produced and process under the individual company name)
2. Before a GGO number is assigned, complete information must be collected on the vineyard and consent must be given for GPS Mapping
3. GGO number will become inactive if no grapes are sold within a two year time period



GUIDELINES FOR LEASE AGREEMENTS

There are 9 different agreements and 1 specific to land lease agreements. To give you a broader understanding of the issues and be able to talk more intelligently with your own lawyers when drawing up an agreement, please click the following link


ESTABLISHMENT AND PRODUCTION COSTS FOR GRAPES IN ONTARIO - 2014 ECONOMIC REPORT 
ESTABLISHMENT AND PRODUCTION COSTS FOR GRAPES IN ONTARIO - 2009 ECONOMIC REPORT

Editor: 
John Molenhuis - Business Analysis & Cost of Production Lead/OMAFRA

This report studies the establishment and production costs of four grape cultivars: Concord, Vidal, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc.


VARIETAL PLAN

Written by The George Morris Centre

This report, entitled 'Aligning the Ontario Grape Supply and Demand: A Varietal Plan for the Grape and Wine Industry' is a multi-year varietal plan for Ontario grapes.  A follow-up booklet entitled Grape Varieties in Ontario Wine Regions: Understanding the Potential and the Risks is also available.


VINEYARD SITE SELECTION

Site determines what you can grow. There is always risk involved, try to reduce it with the proper Vineyard Site Selection!


WINE GRAPE PRODUCTION OUTSIDE TRADITIONAL AREAS IN ONTARIO

Written by:
Ken Slingerland - Tender Fruit & Grape Specialist/OMAFRA;
Dr. Helen Fisher - Research Scientist Dept. of Plant Agriculture/University of Guelph

This report studies various aspects of vineyard management such as: site selection and climate factors; land preparation and soils; variety selection; training systems; cold maintenance practices and propagation.


LIST OF SUPPLIERS

This document offers a list of horticulture consultants; soil testing laboratories and vine sources.