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.
More than three decades ago, the Pennachetti family helped to pioneer the cultivation of vinifera grape varietals on the Niagara Peninsula. Today, the majority of the vineyard’s acreage is devoted to Riesling and Chardonnay, which are also the vineyard’s first grape plantings.
Situated in the Vinemont Ridge sub-appellation of Niagara, this VQA small batch winery is focused on making Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sparkling wines.
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.
Located in the South Okanagan, near Oliver, BC, the Sandhill Estate Vineyard is a unique site for growing single-vineyard wines. Low-yield techniques make for small, fully-ripe grapes with concentrated flavours and a truly distinct character.
CedarCreek Estate Winery
CedarCreek released its first vintage in 1987 and was one of the first pioneering wineries in BC. Its philosophy is “Respect the land, honour tradition, pursue perfection”.
Tawse is a family-owned organic, biodynamic estate winery situated on the lower slopes of the Niagara Escarpment. Grapes are harvested from old-growth, low-yield vines and gently handled using natural gravity flow to produce wines of elegance and character.
Fort Berens Estate Winery
Situated in the Fraser Canyon in British Columbia’s newest wine region, Fort Berens Estate Winery is a culmination of the dreams, vision and pioneering spirit of several entrepreneurs.
Dan Aykroyd Winery
After years of travels to wineries around the globe, Dan Aykroyd decided to team up with some of his favourite winemakers to create a series of regionally inspired wines that represent the best of each terroir.
Nk’Mip Cellars is the only Aboriginal owned and operated winery in North America, residing on 32,000 acres of reserve desert soil in the South Okanagan Valley. The winery blends new world oenology with traditional values, reflecting the forward-thinking nature of the Osoyoos Indian Band.
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.