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.
Ontario Grape Industry
Rooted in Ontario
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.
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.
Mary Walsh to speak at 2023 Celebrity Luncheon
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.