Step 1. What this program offers
Intake period: Closed
Applications were accepted until June 2, 2023.
The program ends on March 31, 2024.
The Government of Canada announced up to $166.2 million over 2 years (2022-23 to 2023-24) for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to implement a program to help the Canadian wine industry adapt to ongoing and emerging challenges.
The program aims to provide short-term financial support to licensed Canadian wineries as they transition and adapt to ongoing and emerging challenges impacting the financial resilience and competitiveness of the wine industry.
The program provides non-repayable grant payments to licensed Canadian wineries based on their production of bulk wine fermented in Canada from domestic and/or imported primary agricultural products. Under the program:
Bulk wine may include:
- grape wine
- other fruit wine
- other primary agricultural product-based wines
Primary agricultural products are raw materials, such as:
- other fruit
How the per litre payment rate is calculated
The payment rate will be calculated by determining the total litres of eligible wine produced in the relevant production year from information provided in applications, once the application intake period for the fiscal year has closed.
The grant funding allocation for the fiscal year will then be divided by the total litres of eligible wine determined.
How individual grant payments are calculated
If you're eligible, your grant payment will be calculated based on the:
- total litres of eligible wine you produced between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023
- determined per litre payment rate in the given year of the program
Your grant payment will be calculated by multiplying your total litres of eligible wine by the payment rate.
How much you can receive
The maximum amount an eligible recipient can receive is $25 million in total per fiscal year.
Grant funding awarded to successful applicants is expected to contribute to the following outcomes:
- federally licensed wineries in Canada have access to financial support to adapt to economic impacts on their operations
- net operating income remains stable for licensed wineries in Canada
- smaller licensed wineries in Canada maintain their viability
- the Canadian wine industry maintains its current contribution to Canada's economy