Ontario Wine and Grape Strategy

In 2009, the Ontario government created a Wine and Grape Strategy to support industry growth, with a continued focus on VQA wine. Since it was launched, the strategy has supported significant growth in the sector, including doubling the number of VQA wineries, helping to create 2,000 direct jobs, record grape production, and the development of prime tourist destinations, from the Niagara Peninsula to Prince Edward County and Lake Erie's North Shore.

Renewal of the Wine and Grape Strategy

In 2013, the government announced $75 million over five years to support key winery and vineyard investments and enhanced marketing for the provinces' wines locally, across Canada and globally.

The government also created a Wine Secretariat to be a one window point for discussions between the province and industry.

Building Up Ontario's Wine and Grape Sector

Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 28 April 2014
Last Reviewed: 18 August 2015