at 1634 South Service Road, Saint Catharines, L2R 6P9 Canada
The Grape Growers of Ontario represents more than 500 Ontario farm families who are proud to GROW THE WINES YOU LOVE.
We salute our growers who are the guardians of the rich, fertile soils of Ontario. Our growers nurture vinifera and hybrid grapes for premium wine production, as well as the classic Concord and Niagara grapes that provide the full-bodied flavours of grape juice. Join us in celebrating our grower stories and their passion for viticulture. Learn where grapes come from, who the growers are, their growing philosophies, and how quality is created in the vineyard. Visit Ontario’s three Designated Viticultural Areas in Niagara, Lake Erie North Shore and Prince Edward County to experience the local wines, food and, of course, our stories.Quality wines begin with our growers and their vineyards. We invite you to share comments, experiences, photos and links that fellow Ontario wine lovers will enjoy. We reserve the right to remove any posts that are offensive, inappropriate or violate Facebook’s Terms and Conditions. Thank you to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs' Ontario Market Investment Fund.
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Get Fresh in the Valley starts next weekend and runs each wknd until the end of April. Don't delay, get your passport now and explore the Twenty Valley Tourism Association wine route this Spring! (see our events)
Click on our events tab to see all the details on "County in the Capital" happening next Wednesday. Prince Edward County Winegrowers Association takes their fabulous Ontario wines to Ottawa!
Toronto Food & Drink Market runs next weekend from the 10th-12th. See our events!
Dust off that crystal decanter in your cabinet and decant your favourite Ontario wine. The gentle tumbling action that occurs when the wine is poured into the decanter introduces air to the wine. This allows flavours and aromas to develop that otherwise wouldn't. Decanting also allows you to remove the wine from its sediment that may have settled in the bottle. #TastingTipTuesdays
Ever wonder why wine should be stored "lying down" or on its side? This is to prevent the cork from drying out, which could lead to spoilage of the wine through oxygen being able to get in the bottle. Storing your Ontario wine on its side allows for the cork to stay moist, preserving your wine longer. #TastingTipTuesday
The dry, puckering sensation that comes when you drink a red wine is because of the tannins. Tannins are a natural component found to varying degrees in the skins, seeds and stems of grapes. They are most prominent in red wines, particularly in young reds and mellows with aging Tannins are a major component in the structure of red wines.
The Government of Canada is committed to building on this momentum by investing in tourism to create middle class jobs and grow Canada’s economy, and to bring new opportunities and pride to communities looking for a chance to show the world what they’ve got.
That’s why Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, and Chris Bittle, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, today discussed Creating Middle Class Jobs: a Federal Tourism Growth Strategy , which will bolster growth and diversify the sector by enhancing and developing the unique experiences that attract tourists to all regions of our country, year-round.
Minister Mélanie Joly launches innovative plan to grow tourism sector revenue by 25% by 2025
The Government of Canada is committed to building on this momentum and investing in tourism to create middle class jobs, grow Canada’s economy, and bring new opportunities and pride to communities looking for a chance to show the world what they have.
That’s why the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, today unveiled Creating Middle Class Jobs: A Federal Tourism Growth Strategy, which will bolster growth and diversify the sector by enhancing and developing the unique experiences that attract tourists year-round to all regions of our country.
Penticton, BC (May 14, 2019) – This summer delegates and exhibitors from across Canada and the United States will gather to learn and share information about sustainable winegrowing practices at the 19th BC Wine Grape Council Enology and Viticulture Conference + Tradeshow on July 15 and 16 at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.
Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in two sensory sessions that bring industry professionals and researchers together to discuss these issues and sample natural and organic wines as well as the impacts that smoke-taint can have on wine.
AAFC science teams have studied ways to protect grapes from insect damage – examining both the pests and beneficial species found in vineyards in various growing regions of Eastern Canada.
Now, with support from AAFC’s Pest Management Centre, the results of this research have been collected to create the Guide to the Key Arthropods of Vineyards of Eastern Canada.
Ottawa, ON (May 8, 2019) : “Niagara Day on the Hill” is the first ever event held in Ottawa to showcase the Niagara Region as one of Canada’s top five tourism destinations, welcoming over 30 million tourists annually.
Grape Growers of Ontario hosted the event together with the Tourism Partnership of Niagara and the four local Members of Parliament: Vance Badawey, Niagara Centre; Chris Bittle, St. Catharines; Dean Allison, Niagara West; and the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort Erie.
“Niagara Day on the Hill” gave grape growers and Ontario wineries the opportunity to meet with MPs from across Canada to highlight the importance of the grape and wine sector to Canada’s economy, generating $9 billion in economic activity including $1.1 billion in tax revenue and $1.5 billion in tourism-related impact.
The government has extended the 2019 AgriStability enrolment date from April 30 to July 2.
Learn how AgriStability has helped farm businesses in times of need in An affordable way to protect your bottom line.
May 1, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Global Affairs Canada
The regulatory amendment would change the loan limits for the APP for the 2019 year as follows:
May 1, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) governments remain committed to growing Canada’s agricultural sector by ensuring all farmers have the tools they need to manage significant risks that threaten the viability of their farms.
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today announced a two-month extension to the AgriStability enrollment deadline for the 2019 program year without penalty, from April 30 th to July 2 nd , 2019, allowing farmers more time to sign up and benefit from the program.