Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2015 Regional Award Winner


Grape Growers of Ontario

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MPP Chris Ballard, Debbie Zimmerman and Mary Jane Combe

MPP Chris Ballard, Debbie Zimmerman and Mary Jane Combe

More and more, when consumers enjoy a good wine, they also want to support good environmental practices. A new sustainability certification program launched by the Grape Growers of Ontario and the Wine Council of Ontario provides that assurance. The web-based program spans the entire journey from soil to shelf, covering habitat conservation, energy efficiency, water conservation and more. An online assessment tool makes it easy for grape growers and winemakers to benchmark their operations and identify areas for improvement. Once a third-party auditing process is put in place, they can earn certification that will serve as a passport to premium market segments, enhance their international competitiveness and give consumers around the world yet another great reason to choose Ontario wines.

Creation Date: 06 November 2015
Last Reviewed: 10 November 2015