The Ontario VQA wine industry has demonstrated significant success in a short time. In the past five years alone, revenue reported by the Ontario VQA wine industry has grown by 40%. The Ontario VQA wine industry appears to have weathered the recent economic downturn experienced in Canada and Ontario by continuing to report positive sales results and incremental increases to their market share. As a result of their gains in the marketplace, the VQA wine industry has increased its positive impact on the Ontario economy in a time where many industries have struggled to maintain their status quo.
The WCO leads the growth and profitability of Ontario’s respected VQA wine sector – through strategic partnership and authoritative trusted advocacy. As a non-profit trade association, the WCO represents over 100 wineries from across the three designated viticultural areas of the province (Niagara, Prince Edward County and Lake Erie North Shore – including Pelee Island) as well as emerging wine producing regions such as Ontario’s South Coast and Georgian Bay/Grey County. Our members are independently owned small and medium sized enterprises – grape growers, manufacturers and leaders in tourism in their communities. Our members are the future of Ontario’s wine industry which is a source of new investment, jobs and award-winning wines.