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
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
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
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.
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.
Site determines what you can grow. There is always risk involved, try to reduce it with the proper Vineyard Site Selection!
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.
This document offers a list of horticulture consultants; soil testing laboratories and vine sources.