• The Canadian Grapevine Certification Network

    Canadian Grapevine Certification Network

    Supporting research and educational initiatives to reduce the prevalence of grapevine viruses and ensure long-term vineyard stability.

    About CGCN

Quality & Credibility for Canadian Grapevine Growers

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


Enabling nurseries to provide clean, high-quality domestic grapevine material.

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

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Canadian grapevine research, webinars and helpful grape and wine industry resources.

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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.

About the CGCN


Our Certification Standards

Through our ongoing research to better understand virus diseases and their impact on grape and wine production, we have developed a national clean plant program to reduce grape material infections. 

Our Interim Verification Program tests existing propagative blocks to identify infected plants as well as plants at a high risk for infection.

Our Certification Programs work with nurseries to provide domestically-certified, pathogen-free grapevine materials.

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News & Updates

Stay current on what's new with the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network.

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BC Growing Degrees Days Update - April 2024

Posted May 3rd, 2024 in Cold Hardiness & Climate Change

Summerland RDC - BC Growing Degree Days Update April 2024

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Nova Scotia 2023-24 Bud Hardiness Report No. 5

Posted Apr 5th, 2024 in Cold Hardiness & Climate Change

Kentville RDC - 2023-24 Nova Scotia Bud Hardiness Report No. 5

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CGCN Receives Funding for Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership Initiatives

Posted Mar 1st, 2024 in News & Updates

At an event at Trius Winery for the extension of the Wine Sector Support Program, funding was also announced for our two Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership initiatives.

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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 program, contact our team today. 

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