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.

Members' Toolbox

Resources for grape growers

Ontario Grape Industry

Erwin Wiens Named 2023 Grape King

Rooted in Ontario

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.


2023-2028 Strategic Plan

The Grape Growers of Ontario’s Board of Directors has committed to refreshing its strategic plan every five years to ensure that GGO and the grape and wine community remains strong and vibrant by meeting the needs of its members, partners, and customers into the future.

The 2023-2028 action plan is intended to build on the merits, reduce or eliminate the challenges, all the while keeping in mind the core values, and desired outcomes.

Who We Are

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.


Invigorating The Next Generation of Grape Growers

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Wine grape applications now available for Growing Future Opportunities Initiative

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Ontario Consumers Will be Able to Buy Beer, Cider, Wine and Low-Alcohol Ready-to-Drink Beverages at Convenience, Grocery and Big Box Stores

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