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.
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”.
Lulu Island Winery
Lulu Island Winery is the largest winery in Metro Vancouver, covering 15 acres of land. Lulu Island produces Icewine as well as red and white wine.
Jost Vineyards is a pioneer of the Nova Scotia wine industry. Founded by Hans Wilhem Jost, who emigrated from Germany, he introduced German grape varietals and techniques to Nova Scotia. Jost now has over 40 wines in its portfolio.
Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits
Ontario’s third largest producer of VQA wines, Diamond Estates is anchored in Niagara. Its wine range includes the Lakeview Cellars and EastDell brands.
Benjamin Bridge works with a team of international winemakers to produce world-class Méthode Classique sparkling wines. Their sparkling wines display the hallmarks of classic prestige cuvées from Champagne with a Nova Scotia signature.
Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery
With its first vintage in 1988, this family-owned and operated winery is dedicated to producing wines grown from the distinctive soils and climate of the Niagara Peninsula and most specifically the well regarded Short Hills Bench.
Eileanan Breagha Vineyards
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.
Peller Estates Winery
Andrew Peller Ltd. was founded in 1969 by the grandfather of current CEO, John Peller. Andrew emigrated from Hungary to Canada in 1927 with the dream of founding a winery – a dream which remains alive today in the form of the legacy of great wines at Andrew Peller Ltd.
Poplar Grove Winery
Poplar Grove Winery is located on the slopes of the Naramata Bench, a premier wine growing area just outside Penticton, British Columbia. One of the original five wineries on the Naramata Bench, Poplar Grove was founded in 1993.
Hernder Estate Winery
Producing VQA wines, the vineyards of Hernder Estate Winery sit beneath the brow of the Niagara Escarpment.