Wine Sector Support Program: First Year Application Intake Now Closed
On June 29, 2022, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced the details of a new two-year Wine Sector Support Program.
All licensed wineries in Canada that produce or contract out the production of bulk wine from primary agricultural products, such as grapes, berries, other fruit, dandelions, rice, and sap, is eligible for support under this program.
Support is provided in the form of a grant, and is based on the production of bulk wine fermented in Canada from domestic and/or imported primary agricultural products from the previous year. Individual payments are dependent on the total litres of eligible wine submitted and the individual applicants’ total eligible wine production.
Intake for applications for the first year, April to March 2022-2023, is now closed. Stay tuned for the application dates for the second fiscal year, 2023-2024.
The program ends on March 31, 2024.
For more detailed information on who is eligible and how to apply, please visit: https://agriculture.canada.ca./en/agricultural-programs-and-services/wine-sector-support-program.
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