37,000 Jobs Created Through Canadian Grape & Wine Industry
Wines of Canada
Canadian Vintners Association
The Canadian Vintners Association (CVA) is the national voice of the Canadian wine industry, representing more than 90% of annual wine production. CVA members are engaged in the entire wine value chain from grape growing, farm management, grape harvesting, research, wine production, bottling, retail sales and tourism.
Nova Scotia’s northernmost estate winery is located in Cape Breton. Named after the beautiful islands it looks out upon, this vineyard enjoys marble and limestone in its soil, creating a distinct terroir.
Named for its red clay soil and large stones, the 38-acre vineyard in Lincoln Lakeshore is the latest venture by Moray Tawse, who saw the terroir as having a clear uniqueness to it. Redstone Winery produces wines which are bold and full of character.
The road to co-founders Gabe and Rossana Magnotta’s success was paved with adversity, innovation, creativity, good people and great wine. Today Magnotta is Ontario’s third largest winery and its wines have earned over 4,500 awards.
Quails’ Gate Winery
Quails’ Gate Winery is an industry leader in viticulture and places an emphasis on the development of exceptional wines through extensive research of new experimental varietal clones, canopy management techniques with high-density plantings to reduce yields and concentrate fruit flavours.
Arterra Wines Canada
Arterra Wines Canada’s vision is to elevate life with every glass raised. It is a leading Canadian wine producer, with brands including Jackson-Triggs and Inniskillin.
Thirty Bench Wine Makers
Thirty Bench is a producer of premium wines grown exclusively on estate vineyards in the Beamsville Bench appellation on the Niagara Peninsula, with a focus on Riesling and classic red varietals.
The first winery in Nova Scotia to be certified organic, L’Acadie specializes in crafting traditional method sparkling wine, for which it has won international accolades.
De Sousa Wine Cellars
With the third generation continuing the winemaking tradition, this winery produces wines spawning a unique taste which came from old world Portuguese tradition combined with new world techniques.
Averill Creek Vineyard
Located in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, the Averill Creek’s 32-acre vineyard includes small-lot plantings of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Maréchal Foch, Foch Cabernet, Cabernet Libre, and Merlot.
Stratus aims to produce wines of outstanding quality with the smallest possible environmental impact. Its commitment to sustainability extends to its winery, which was the first in Canada to gain LEED certification.