2014 Grape Cost of Production

The 2014 Economic Report for the Establishment and Production Costs for Grapes in Ontario is now available. 

The Establishment and Production Costs for Grapes in Ontario report is a collaborative effort between Grape Growers of Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.  This report tries to reflect the management practices used by growers today.  Soil condition, cultivar selections, personal grower management decisions and the unique meso-climates of Ontario result in many different grower practices in training systems, pest management programs and fertilizer rates. 

The four grape cultivars in this document; Concord, Vidal, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc represent Labrusca, French Hybrid and Vinifera types of grapes.

 Growers can use the input costs as general guidelines to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their own businesses.

 Click here for a pdf version. Contact the GGO office at 905 688-0990 ext 224 to obtain a hard copy of the report.