The Grape Growers

The Grape Growers of Ontario (GGO)

Grape Growers of Ontario is the official organization that represents over 500 grape growers of 18,000 acres of vineyards in Ontario, Canada who produce grapes for processing.

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Resources for grape growers

Ontario Grape Industry

Economic Impact

Ontario has a rich history of grape production, but the past 25 years have really seen an amazing evolution of the industry. Today, the grape growing industry contributes to Ontario's economy in diverse ways. It creates jobs and activities in manufacturing, processing, tourism and education. The grape production sector creates jobs in other sectors that provide it with goods and services, and it creates jobs in the sectors that use and merchandise its products. Grape growing and winemaking generate exports and tax revenues; together, the grape and wine industry has an enormous impact on the economy of Ontario.

Industry Statistics

Ontario's grape industry

For the first time in the last 30 years, grapes are the most valuable fruit in Ontario in terms of farm gate value. Grapes comprise 35% of the total farm value of Ontario commercial fruit crops. Over the last few years, grapes have been one of the few growth areas in Ontario agriculture, and represent increasing farm revenues. That increase can be directly attributed to the switch in acreage to higher-valued viniferas.

Resources

Our 2022 Annual Report is now available

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Discover Ontario's Grape Growing Regions

Ontario’s grape and wine country has captured the attention of enthusiastic wine lovers worldwide. Grape production in Ontario originates from three Designated Viticultural Areas, as well as emerging regions across the province.

Newsroom

Benjamin Froese named 2022 Grape King

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Debbie Zimmerman receives Lifetime Achievement Award

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Upcoming Events

Niagara Icewine Festival - January 2023

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