The fifth annual industry report conducted by VQA Ontario and Deloitte on behalf of the Ontario wine and grape industry provides an overview of the state of the industry based on a comprehensive study of active wineries and grape growers to support the growth and success of the industry. As this is the fifth year of the study, this report includes a summary of selected data collected over the five-year period from 2015-2019.
The OCW 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 OCW 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. OCW members are independently owned small and medium sized businesses – 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.