Statistics

Facts and Stats

Through the ever changing and growing industry, one thing, however, has not changed, our growers grow world class 100% Ontario grown grapes!

Industry stats

Our industry generates an economic impact of $5.49 billion to the province of Ontario 

Growers

  • 471 growers
  • 18,000 grape-bearing acres
  • $103.7 million farmgate value 
  • 77,142 tonnes of grapes (5 year average)

Wineries

  • 186 wineries
  • $711.2 million revenue
  • $1.2 billion wages
  • 22,385 winery jobs

Taxes

  • $706 million taxes benefiting provincial, federal and local governments

Tourism

  • $1.04 billion economic impact
  • 5,888 jobs
  • 2.6 million tourists visited Ontario wineries 

Suppliers (winemaking and vineyard equipment and supplies, trucking, shipping and warehousing)

  • $177.2 million revenue
  • $26.6 million wages
  • 428 jobs 

Source: Economic Impact of the Wine and Grape Industry in Ontario - 2019 Study (Wine Growers Ontario)

Market share

10.8% of wine sold in Ontario is VQA made with 100% Ontario grown grapes 
34.4% of wine sold in Ontario is International Domestic Blend (IDB) made of up to 75% imported grapes

While imported wine owns 54.8% of the market in Ontario 

 

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Benjamin Froese named 2022 Grape King

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Debbie Zimmerman receives Lifetime Achievement Award

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