July 10, 2023 | Updated: August 28, 2023
The federal and provincial governments have announced funding for the Ontario grape and wine sector. The AgriRecovery initiative, available through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP), will help offset extraordinary costs experienced due to significant vine death and damage caused by winter injury during the 2021-22 winter season.
Eligible grape growers can review full program details, including eligibility requirements, in the Canada-Ontario Grapevine Winter Injury Initiative (2021-2022) guidelines (amended: August 9, 2023). Payments for grapevine winter injury assistance will be based on the extraordinary cost to purchase replacement grapevines and/or trunk renewal costs on a per vine basis. The payment rate for replacement grapevines is $1.50/vine. The payment rate for renewed grapevines is $0.88/vine.
The deadline to apply for this funding has passed.
About the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership funding
Up to $5 million in funding is available through Sustainable CAP to help the province's grape growers. This funding will help growers manage the costs of significant vine death and damage during the 2021-22 winter.