Marketing and Vineyard Improvement Programming to Support Grape Growers


The Marketing and Vineyard Improvement Programming (MVIP) supports wine grape growers by providing funding for eligible vineyard improvements to adapt to ongoing and emerging vineyard challenges, and to enable growers to produce quality grapes to meet the growing demands of Ontario wine manufacturers. The Ontario government is striving to create an environment where agri-food businesses can thrive and prosper – where Ontario is truly open for business.MVIP will be delivered by Agricorp, an agency of the Ontario government.

Applicant Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for Grant Payment(s), applicants must meet ALL the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a sole proprietor, corporation, partnership or unincorporated association- Articles of Incorporation or other acceptable proof of status must be made available upon request.

  • Be an Active Grower.

  • Provide and maintain during the Project Period a Farm Business Registration number or an accepted equivalent, such as: Farm Business Registration Exemption Certificate; Indian Agriculture Program of Ontario letter; T1 General 2016 pages 1 & 2 of your Income Tax and Benefit Return with gross farm income declared on line 168 and a copy of your Statement of Farming Activities- Farm Income & Expenses (T2042E).

  • Provide and maintain during the Project Period a Grape Growers of Ontario (GGO) Number.

  • Provide and maintain during the Project Period a Premises Identification Number for the vineyards included in the application; if you do not have an active premises ID, contact the Provincial Premises Registry at: 1-888-247-4999 or visit: ontariopid.com to apply.

  • Must own or lease the land upon which Wine Grape Acreage is planted. Applicants who lease the land upon which Wine Grape Acreage is planted are eligible to apply provided that the owner of the land has provided written consent to Agricorp.

  • Submit the application form by the date and time indicated in these guidelines.

  • Agree to comply with the terms and conditions of the MVIP under thePartnership, as set out in these guidelines.

  • Declare all sources of federal, provincial or municipal funding in relation to Wine Grape Acreage.

  • Shall not have received funding from any other federal, provincial or municipal government program for similar expenses to those that may be incurred under the MVIP.

  • Be in compliance with and remain in compliance with all Requirements of Law.

Application Intake

PeriodThe targeted application intake will open at 10:00 AM on March 5, 2020, applications will not be accepted prior to that time. All applications submitted during this intake period will be time and date stamped.

This application intake will proceed on a first come, first served basis, subject to the maximum allocation for the MVIP. Applicants for this application intake should therefore apply as soon as possible after it opens to maximize their opportunities to be considered for the MVIP. After the application intake closes, applicants will be provided with notice regarding the status of their application by Agricorp.


For more information about the MVIP under the Partnership, please contact Agricorp staff by calling: 1-888-247-4999 or by emailing: mvip@agricorp.com.

All information sourced directly from: https://www.agricorp.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/MVIP-ProgramGuidelines-en.pdf

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