Grape Growers of Ontario is the official organization that represents over 500 grape growers of 17,000 acres of vineyards in Ontario, Canada who produce grapes for processing. They serve as the voice of their membership and an information resource for their growers, the general public, media, and winery partners on viticulture and the relevant grape and wine issues affecting their industry.
Grape Growers of Ontario negotiates prices for all grapes sold to processors. While growers contract their grape sales directly with processors, prices must be no less than the minimum set through negotiations between the Grape Growers of Ontario and Ontario’s grape processors. About 95% of their grape production goes into commercial winemaking, and about 5% is used by manufacturers for juice, jams and other grape products.