MVIP provides Ontario's grape growers with 35% cost-share funding to help with the cost of improvements to their production of wine grapes. The 2015 intake opened May 19, 2015 and is now closed. Due to a strong demand for the available funds, the joint Government-Industry Steering Committee has decided that the program will not open a second intake for year 2.
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Canadian Country Music's 'Rising New Star' Award Winner
The Grape Growers of Ontario in partnership with Meridian Credit Union, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, and the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival, are pleased to present the 32nd Annual Celebrity Luncheon. This year's guest speaker is a Niagara native and Canada's country music's hottest new star; named the 2014 Canadian Country Music Awards 'Rising New Star' and the country Music Association of Ontario's Male Artist of the Year and Album of the Year in May 2015. "I am so pleased to see this great local country artist grow into an international success. Tim is a welcome addition to the Grape Growers of Ontario's Celebrity Lunhceon on September 16," says Bill George, Chair of the Grape Growers of Ontario.
July 21, 2015
The Ontario government is helping the province’s grape growers and individual wineries make improvements to grape production, winery operations, and better market Ontario’s world-class VQA wine. Through the Marketing and Vineyard Improvement Program (MVIP), Ontario has provided $4 million over two years to help growers invest in their vineyards to produce quality grapes.
Due to a strong demand for the available funds, the joint Government-Industry Steering Committee has decided that the program will not open a second intake for year 2.
All received applications are being reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.
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In the Fall 2015 Vineland and Innovation Centre Newsletter:
Event industry leader BizBash recognizes the Niagara Wine Festival as an annual event making an impact on the industry.
September 1, 2015 — Countless months were spent searching far and wide for the annual live experiences distrupting the industry—breaking boundaries, creating new standards, changing the game—and BizBash, the leading resource for the event industry, is excited to announce that the Niagara Wine Festival has been named to its list of the Top 100 Events in Canada. The Niagara Wine Festival is an event so powerful, so transformative that weeks, even months, after it is over, the buzz continues; and proves the true power of face-to-face interactions.
The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) launched an advocacy campaign in July to bring awareness to each federal party about agriculture's needs prior to the 2015 election. Read more
On September 15, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., CHC and CPMA (Canadian Produce Marketing Association) will be co-hosting a webinar informing members of what to expect from the 2015 election as related to horticulture.
Participation is no charge; space is limited: Register through CHC
Prince Edward County's premier food and wine festival celebrates our culinary community from farm to table. Sample the freshest locally prepared food from top local chefs and artisan food producers while tasting local wine and craft beer.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Crystal Palace, Picton Fairgrounds
Prince Edward County
Tickets are available at: www.tastecommunitygrown.com
Two new Agriculture Engineers are located at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)office in Vineland:
John Warbick, Engineer Horticulture Crop Systems
John has an extensive background in agricultural and environmental engineering, with involvement in a wide array of environmental and engineering studies and previous experience in the Simcoe OMAFRA office.
James Dyck, Engineer Crop Systems and Environment
James will focus on field crop storage and handling. He has an agricultural background having been raised on the family farm in the Vineland area.
The Summer 2015 edition of the CCOVI News – the newsletter for the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute at Brock University is now available.
In this issue:
· Battling birds: new research focuses on deterrent methods
· Cuvée brings in thousands for research and education
· Triggs International Premium Vinifera Lecture Series returns to Ontario and British Columbia
· CCOVI Fellow receives prestigious fellowship
· Sparkling master class focuses on the vineyard
· OEVI alumnus takes on new role at CCOVI
· Educate your senses at the Niagara Wine Festival
· Keeping it cool during the 2015 i4C weekend
· International delegation gains insights from CCOVI experts