About CGCN

About CGCN

Canadian Grapevine Certification Network (CGCN) is a Canada-wide not for profit organization comprised of members from Canada's four provincial grape growing associations. It's our mission to ensure high quality, certified disease-free grapevines in Canada.

Our Mandate

CGCN was incorporated in 2017 with a mandate to:

- Create a clean plant network for domestically certified Virus-tested and pathogen free grapevines in Canada.

- Promote, coordinate and direct financing towards research on a national scale for the benefit of the Canadian grape and wine industry. advance Canada's grape and wine industry by ensuring a sustainable domestic supply of certified propagative grapevine material. 

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Action Plan 


- CGCN holds the Canadian Grape & Wine Science Cluster through AAFC's Canadian Agricultural Partnership for research into topics such as virus, cold hardiness, soil water and crop quality and improving Canada's wines. 

- CGCN is the recipient of $2.3 Million through AAFC's AgriAssurance Program for help in creating a clean plant Protocol for grapevines across Canada. 

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Founding Members of CGCN

The founding members of the CGCN have each elected 1-2 representatives to sit on the CGCN Board of Directors.


About the BCWGC

The BC Wine Grape Council's mission is to promote the development of a strong and viable wine grape industry that will result in the production of world class wines and enhance the economic and environmental benefits to British Columbia.

Find out more about BCWGC here.

About the GGO

The Grape Growers of Ontario provides a variety of benefits and services to our members. We serve as the voice of our membership and an information resource for our growers, the general public, media, and our winery partners.

Find out more about GGO here.

About GGANS

The Grape Growers Association of Nova Scotia is committed to the advancement of the production of quality grapes in Nova Scotia, advocates education, research, leading edge business practices and the building of strong bonds and alliances with our strategic partners.

Find out more about the GGANS here.

About the CVQ 

The Québec Winegrowers Association brings together 71 diverse wineries and a passion to grow and promote an industry that continues to refine itself. Our wines are rooted in the soil and the landscape of Québec, and each vine bears the fruit of authentic, human and passionate experience.

Find out more about the CVQ here.

From Our Team

  • The industry's long-term sustainability depends on our capacity to develop adaptive, innovative solutions that respond to the impact of both current and future climatic conditions on wine grape production.
    Jill Page, CGCN
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