Who we are

MISSION

Enhance the profitability and sustainability of the Ontario grape and wine industry through directed and coordinated financing of research and development activities.

VISION

Ensure prosperous and sustainable growth within the Ontario grape and wine industry.

 

Ontario Grape and Wine Research Inc. is the culmination of a joint effort between the Grape Growers of Ontario, Wine Council of Ontario and the Winery Grower Alliance of Ontario. The objective of OGWRI is to enhance the profitability and sustainability of the Ontario grape and wine industry through directed and coordinated financing of research and development activities.

The Ontario Grape and Wine Research Incorporation draws its annual funding from levies assessed to its shareholders. These levies will fund agreed upon industry research in both viticulture, oenology and market research.

OGWRI has an industry representative board with two members from the Grape Growers, one member from the Wine Council and one member from the Winery Grower Alliance. In addition, an industry representative technical committee establishes and oversees research priorities. The Technical Committee is made up of a wide array of experience ranging from viticulture to winemaking to research.

OGWRI represents industry research requirements for over 140 winery members through the Wine Council and the Winery Grower Alliance as well as more than 450 active grape growers through The Grape Growers of Ontario. OGWRI is dedicated to ensuring prosperous and sustainable growth within the Ontario grape and wine industry.