Starting a Winery in Ontario

Considerable thought should go into staring a winery. The publication, Starting a Winery in Ontario, will:

  • Help prospective winemakers understand the complexities of managing a commercial wine business in Ontario.
  • Guide commercial vintners through the process of preparing a business plan for establishing and operating a commercial winery in Ontario. A step-by-step reference to the rules, regulations, agencies and policies that govern the establishment and operation of a winery and winery retail store (WRS) in Ontario,and the organizations needed to start, grow and operate a winery business.

    Starting a Winery in Ontario

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Author: Betty Summerhayes - Product Development Specialist/OMAFRA
Creation Date: 12 February 2014
Last Reviewed: 20 May 2016