Impact

Now celebrating its 33rd year, Cuvée has become the largest most prestigious celebrations of Ontario wine. Now as the event has evolved, proceeds go to support the industry it showcases.

Proceeds from the Cuvée wine weekend support grape and wine scholarships and research initiatives at Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI).

Scholarships have been established for undergraduate oenology and viticulture students as well as graduate students studying in fields across the grape and wine value chain, including viticulture, wine science, business and tourism. Research funding goes to support projects that address priorities identified by the industry.

Why it matters

The Ontario economic impact overview for the grape and wine industry reports the estimated jobs in Ontario created over 22,300 full-time equivalent workers and attracts 2.6 million tourists to the province each year. It is an important driver to the provincial economy and contributes $5.5 billion to the economy annually according to research completed by Wine Growers Canada.

CCOVI is committed to helping the industry continue to grow by training the next generation of industry professionals and by providing the industry with applied research solutions.

About CCOVI

The Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) at Brock University was developed in partnership with the Grape Growers of Ontario and the Wine Council of Ontario. Established in 1996, CCOVI is an internationally recognized research institute focused on the research priorities of the Canadian grape and wine industry, and on the education and outreach service needs of that community.

To learn more about CCOVI’s activities, visit: brocku.ca/ccovi