Cecilia Grallert and Rodrigo Laytte, LG Terroir and Wine Consulting The wine industry in Canada has been growing steadily over time and Nova Scotia is an important region for growth. In our province, development in the wine sector has been increasing rapidly; since the beginning of 2000, many wineries have appeared on the scene with different varieties and wine styles. The main goal of the Terroir Analysis of the Nova Scotia Wine Growing Region 2017 project is to determine which varieties are more suitable for our environmental conditions, specifically for the targeted wine styles. Also, the project seeks areas where improved management decisions in theRead More →

On July 4th, 2018 federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, announced an investment of up to $8.4 million to the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network (CGCN) under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s AgriScience Clusters. This is the first time grape and wine producing organizations from across the country have come together, as the CGCN, to develop a national research cluster. The breakdown of Cluster activities is as follows:  Activity 1 – Science Coordination (Canadian Grapevine Certification Network) Canada Wide Science Coordination involves the coordination and monitoring of Cluster science and research activities. This includes liaising with Principal Investigators, ensuring research is aligned with priorities, reviewing annualRead More →

Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) announcing funding Niagara – July 4, 2018 – Today the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) announced $8.4 million in funding for the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network (CGCN) to fund their Agri-Science Program cluster “Fostering Sustainable Growth of the Canadian Grape and Wine sector”. Over the next five years this funding will be used for Canadian Grape and Wine research in 23 activities across all four of Canada’s grape growing provinces. The CGCN is the culmination of a collaborative effort between the Grape Growers of Ontario, British Columbia Wine Grape Council, ConseilRead More →