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Stay up to date on Canadian Grapevine Certification Network news, events and updates. This is where you'll find out what's new in Canadian grapevine research, learn more about what CGCN is doing, and discover helpful wine and grape industry resources.  

Grapevine Bud Hardiness Testing

Grapevine Bud Hardiness Testing

Posted Mar 19th, 2019 in News Articles, Resources, Reposts

Carl Bodganoff of Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada explores grapevine bud hardiness.

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New GIS Tools to Guide Terroir-Based Precision Management for Vineyards

New GIS Tools to Guide Terroir-Based Precision Management for Vineyards

Posted Mar 18th, 2019 in News Articles, Resources, Reposts

Pat Bowen of Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada explore using GIS tools for vineyard management.

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Grapevine Trunk Disease in British Columbia: From Identification to Control

Grapevine Trunk Disease in British Columbia: From Identification to Control

Posted Jan 28th, 2019 in News Articles, Resources, Reposts

José R. Úrbz-Torres and Daniel T. O'Gorman of Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada explore grapevine trunk disease in British Columbia.

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Research Focus - Red Blotch Disease Ecology and Management

Research Focus - Red Blotch Disease Ecology and Management

Posted Dec 11th, 2018 in News Articles, Resources, Red Blotch, Reposts

PhD candidate Elizabeth Cieniewicz and plant pathology Professor Marc Fuchs discuss their research looking at the virus associated with Red Blotch Disease, how it spreads among vines, and the implications for management.

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Government of Canada invests $80 million in the Centre for Plant Health

Government of Canada invests $80 million in the Centre for Plant Health

Posted Oct 19th, 2018 in News Articles

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of $80 million to replace the Centre for Plant Health in Sidney, B.C.

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Terroir Analysis of the Nova Scotia Wine Growing Region 2017

Terroir Analysis of the Nova Scotia Wine Growing Region 2017

Posted Jul 17th, 2018 in News Articles, Resources

The main goal of the Terroir Analysis of the Nova Scotia Wine Growing Region 2017 project is to determine which varieties are more suitable for our environmental conditions, specifically for the targeted wine styles.

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Grape & Wine Science Cluster Activities

Grape & Wine Science Cluster Activities

Posted Jul 5th, 2018 in News Articles, Research

Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, announced an investment of up to $8.4 million to the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network (CGCN) under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s AgriScience Clusters.

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Canadian Grape and Wine Industry Receives $8.4 Million in Federal Funding

Canadian Grape and Wine Industry Receives $8.4 Million in Federal Funding

Posted Jul 4th, 2018 in News Articles, Press Release

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) announced $8.4 million in funding for the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network (CGCN) to fund their Agri-Science Program cluster.

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Grapevine Viruses (McFadden-Smith, Poojari, Parent, Sept. 2017)

Grapevine Viruses (McFadden-Smith, Poojari, Parent, Sept. 2017)

Posted Apr 16th, 2018 in News Articles, Research, Leafroll, Red Blotch

Typical symptoms of Leafroll disease in red cultivars include red-purple discoloration, and rolling backwards of the leaves. In white varietals, this is not as prevalent, although can sometimes be seen closer to the end of the growing season.

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California Department of Food and Agriculture – Grapevine Regulations Working Group

California Department of Food and Agriculture – Grapevine Regulations Working Group

Posted Apr 16th, 2018 in Resources

California Department of Food and Agriculture, Grapevine Regulations Working Group meeting notes and presentations can be accessed online as a resource to us in Canada.

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Wine Lab at Kentville Research Centre, Nova Scotia

Wine Lab at Kentville Research Centre, Nova Scotia

Posted Apr 13th, 2018 in News Articles, Research

Wine lab under construction at Kentville Nova Scotia research centre will help support grape growers and vintners.

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Climate Atlas of Canada

Climate Atlas of Canada

Posted Apr 11th, 2018 in News Articles, Resources

Developed by a team of researchers at the University of Winnipeg’s Prairie Climate Center, the interactive Climate Atlas of Canada is now available online, and free for all to use!

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February 2018 Canadian Grapevine Sector Workshop

February 2018 Canadian Grapevine Sector Workshop

Posted Mar 21st, 2018 in News Articles, Updates

In Feb 2018 stakeholders in the Canadian grape and wine industry participated in a workshop presented by Grape Growers of Ontario (GGO).

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CGCN Administrator

CGCN Administrator

Posted Jan 22nd, 2018 in Updates

Jill Windeatt has been hired as the part-time administrator for the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network.

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Agri-Science Funding Application

Agri-Science Funding Application

Posted Jan 10th, 2018 in Press Release

Through the Canadian Grape and Wine Science Cluster, CGCN has applied for funding under the AgriScience program led by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in order to develop a strategy for best management practices in the vineyards with researchers and industry.

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From Our Team

  • CGCN certification will make a long-term contribution to the continuous pursuit of excellence of the Canadian wine sector by ensuring that the best quality, disease free propagating material is available to the grape industry.
    Hans Buchler, Chair of CGCN
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