Marketing and Vineyard Improvement Programming to Support Grape Growers

Amount: Up to 35% of eligible costs will be reimbursed to eligible vineyard activity up to $100,000 per vineyard.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for Grant Payment(s), applicants must meet ALL the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a sole proprietor, corporation, partnership or unincorporated association Articles of Incorporation or other acceptable proof of status must be made available upon request.
  • Be an Active Grower.
  • Provide and maintain during the Project Period a Farm Business Registration number or an accepted equivalent, such as:
  • Farm Business Registration Exemption Certificate.
  • Indian Agriculture Program of Ontario letter.
  • T1 General 2018 pages 1 & 2 of your Income Tax and Benefit Return with gross farm income declared on line 168 and a copy of your Statement of Farming Activities- Farm Income & Expenses (T2042E).
  • Provide and maintain during the Project Period a Grape Growers of Ontario (GGO) Number.
  • Provide and maintain during the Project Period a Premises Identification Number for the vineyards included in the application.
  • Must own or lease the land upon which Wine Grape Acreage is planted. Applicants who lease the land upon which Wine Grape Acreage is planted are eligible to apply provided that the owner of the land has provided written consent to Agricorp.
  • Submit the application form by the date and time indicated in these guidelines.
  • Agree to comply with the terms and conditions of the MVIP under the Partnership, as set out in these guidelines.
  • Declare all sources of federal, provincial or municipal funding in relation to Wine Grape Acreage.
  • Shall not have received funding from any other federal, provincial or municipal government program for similar expenses to those that may be incurred under the MVIP.
  • Be in compliance with and remain in compliance with all Requirements of Law.


Eligible Cost

  • Equipment to help improve grape growing practices
  • Infrastructure to enhance vineyards irrigation
  • Projects to acquire environmental monitoring equipment
  • Consultation with a viticulture (vine growing) expert for new technology and innovation
  • Implementation of testing for pest management, including viral diseases
  • Installation of non acoustical pest management systems (bird netting, night guard retrofit, electric fencing)


The intake opens at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Eligible applications will be received and assessed on a first-come first-served basis, while funding is available.