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.
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. .
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.
CGCN News & Updates
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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...