• 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.

About CGCN

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

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Research

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

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Certification

Demonstrate your dedicated to providing high quality domestic grapevine material.

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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.

The CGCN-RCCV’s new Certification Program addresses the immediate need for Certified virus-free vines

The CGCN-RCCV’s new Certification Program addresses the immediate need for Certified virus-free vines

Posted Mar 11th, 2021 in CGCN Press Release, News Articles

On March 8th, 2021 the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network (CGCN-RCCV) released amendments to their Certification Standards. These amendments include the development of an entirely new set of standards called “Certification Program, Option 2 Protocols,” and minor changes to their original Certification program that has now been renamed “Certification Program, Option 1 Protocols.” Both of these protocols are available on CGCN-RCCV’s website in English and French.

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$6.2-million in funding announced to support CGCN-RCCV’s clean plant program

$6.2-million in funding announced to support CGCN-RCCV’s clean plant program

Posted Oct 29th, 2020 in CGCN Press Release

On October 27th, Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) announced a $6.2- million funding commitment through Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) to support the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network (CGCN-RCCV) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in supplying the industry with certified virus-free grapevine planting material.

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BC Growing Degrees Days Update - June 2021

Posted Jul 5th, 2021 in Cold Hardiness and Climate Change

Summerland RDC - BC Growing Degrees Days update June 2021

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