CGCN Board of Directors

The Canadian Grapevine Certification Network's Board of Directors is composed of members from four of Canada established provincial grape growing organizations.

Meet the Board

Current voting members of the CGCN Board of Directors are: 

British Columbia Wine Grape Council

Hans Buchler, Chair

Ross Wise, Director

Grape Growers Association of Nova Scotia

Scott Savoy, Secretary

Bill Armstrong, Director

Grape Growers of Ontario

Matthias Oppenlaender, Treasurer

Albrecht Seeger, Director

Conseil des vins du Québec

Mélanie Gore, Vice-Chair

Louis Thomas, Director

  • The CGCN-RCCV is beginning to play a lead role in the effort to limit the spread of various grapevine viruses by laying the groundwork for the production of certified virus-free propagating material, that will enable the industry to start replacing infected plants with healthy, virus tested and certified vines from Canadian sources.

    I strongly believe that research plays an important role in supporting industry to adapt to ever-changing environments, from consumer preferences to climate change to growing need for sustainable production methods and ever-changing pest and disease complexes.
    - Hans Buchler, Chair, CGCN-RCCV

CGCN Board Meetings

The CGCN Board of Directors holds meetings on the last Tuesday of each month to discuss relevant issues and other board-related services. . If you wish to bring something to the attention of our Board of Directors, please get in touch.

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Become Certified

We help ensure nurseries, growers and wineries have access to clean, quality grapevine material. To learn more about CGCN, or apply to our Certification Programs, contact our team today. 

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