Industry Facts

  

ONTARIO VQA WINE INDUSTRY KEY FACTS AND STATISTICS

Contribution of VQA Wineries to Ontario's Economy

Sales of VQA wine (total retail value for year ended March 2013)

$ 346 million

Volume

17.4 million litres

Every bottle of Ontario VQA wine sold in the province generates $12.29 in added value (above sales and direct markups) to the Ontario economy (source - KPMG Study of the Ontario Economic Impact of Ontario VQA wines, Nov 2011). The total value-add of the Ontario VQA wine industry is approximately $215 million.

Other Key Statistics of the Ontario VQA Wine Industry

VQA Wines - Sales (2013)

Retail value of VQA sales by sales channel (total $346 million)

LCBO

$116.5 million

Winery Retail Stores

$115.8 million

Interprovincial and Export

$ 60.0 million

Wine delivered directly to licencees

$ 53.7 million

VQA Wines - Production

Total - ALL wine (2013)

21.9 million litres / 2.4 million cases

Average annual Icewine

750,000 litres

Average annual Late Harvest wine

150,000 litres

Grape Production

Wine grape acreage

15,000 acres (6,100 hectares)

Wine grapes processed (2012)

64,400 (metric) tonnes

of which, Vinifera grape processed (2012)

44,200 tonnes

Value of wine crop (2012)

$ 89 million

Value of vineyard land in Niagara

$ 40,000 per acre

Number of VQA wineries

As at March 2013

140

vs. number of wineries in 2008

102

vs. number of wineries in 2003

66

EXPORT

Wholesale value of VQA Sales (2012)

$40 million

(exports are split approximately 50% Icewine & 50% table wine)

Top 10 Countries for Export

United States, China, South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Taiwan, Malaysia, France

TOURISM

Estimated number of visitors to wineries annually

>1.8 million