• The Canadian Grapevine Certification Network

    Welcome to the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network

    The CGCN ensures the quality of grapevines across Canada through research and rigorous certification protocols.

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  • Grapevine Health Research, Canada

    A commitment to research and grapevine health.

    CGCN is dedicated to initiating and supporting research into all aspects of grapevine health in Canada.

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Quality & Credibility for Canadian Grapevine Growers

The CGCN works to ensure that Canadian growers and wineries have access to clean, quality grapevine material.

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Our objective is to ensure a sustainable supply of certified propagative grapevine material.

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CGCN is committed to conducting research into all aspects of grapevine health.

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CGCN Certifications

Quality Vines, Better Grapes

CGCN works to advance the Canadian grape and wine industry by ensuring a sustainable supply of high quality, certified propagative grapevine material. 

The CGCN is a collaboration between the Grape Growers of Ontario, the British Columbia Wine Grape Council, l'Association des vignerons du Québec, and the Grape Growers Association of Nova Scotia.

CGCN's mandate is to create a clean plant network for domestically certified virus-tested and pathogen free grapevines in Canada and promote, coordinate and direct financing towards research on a national scale for the benefit of the Canadian grape and wine industry. .

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Our Certification Standards

Show grape growers your commitment to producing quality propagative grapevine materials with CGCN certification.

With CGCN Certification, you can proudly demonstrate to growers that your nursery is dedicated to providing sustainable domestic grapevine material of the highest quality, that has been vetted and tested free from virus.

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CGCN News & Updates

Stay up to date on what's new with the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network.

Government of Canada invests in long-term growth of wine and grape industry

Government of Canada invests in long-term growth of wine and grape industry

Posted Jun 15th, 2019 in CGCN Press Release

The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announced $2.3 million in funding for the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network's clean plant protocol through AgriAssurance.

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Canada’s Napa Valley Seeks Elusive Audience: Canadian Wine Drinkers

Canada’s Napa Valley Seeks Elusive Audience: Canadian Wine Drinkers

Posted Sep 21st, 2020 in News Articles

OSOYOOS, British Columbia — The first surprise for Séverine Pinte, a French winemaker working in Canada, was how casual everyone was — more ripped jeans and flip-flops than Chanel. Then there was the unexpected need to warn grape pickers not to smoke marijuana near her beloved vines. And finally there was a furry menace: Canadian black bears with a taste for chardonnay that gobbled up rows of grape clusters, forcing winemakers to employ hunters, electrified fences or pepper bombs. When Ms...

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BC Growing Degrees Days Update

BC Growing Degrees Days Update

Posted Sep 2nd, 2020 in Cold Hardiness and Climate Change

Summerland RDC - BC Growing Degrees Days update August 2020

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