Canada’s Wine Economy – Ripe, Robust, Remarkable
A Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP Report with special assistance from Rob Eyler, Professor of Economics from Sonoma State University
This study was commissioned by the
Canadian Vintners Association Winery and Grower Alliance of Ontario British Columbia Wine Institute Winery Association of Nova Scotia
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.