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Wine and Viticulture Research Guide: Wine industry

This guide contains descriptions of and links to resources for students doing viticulture or winery assistant research at Okanagan College.

Wine Industry Call Numbers

If you're not sure exactly what you're looking for try browing the shelves at the following call numbers:

HD 9259                 Wine industry B.C.
HD 9375-9384    Wine industry, economics, marketing          

Catalogue Subject Headings

Grape Industry
Wine industry
Wine marketing
Wine service

Industry (Business) Databases

Visit the Okanagan College Library's Industry Research Guide for databases and resources on:

  • industry profiles;
  • industry/product market research;
  • and industry trends.

Go to the Okanagan College Library's Consumer Research Guide for databases and resources on:

  • consumer demographics;
  • income and expenditure;
  • and consumer trends.


BC Wine Industry Grape Acreage + Crop Reports

British Columbia Wine Institute

Recent Industry Reports

Baldwin, B., & Mellows, S. (2013, May). Okanagan wine tourism industry: Economic impact report

An Okanagan School of Business study of the Okanagan VGA wine tourism industry and its contribution to the BC economy.


Economic Impact of the Wine and Grape Industry in Canada 2011: Canada's Wine Economy - Ripe, Robust, Remarkable. (2013, March)   

A report on the economic impact of the Canadian wine industry including agriculture, manufacturing, distribution, retailing, tourism, and exporting information. Prepared by Frank, Rimmerman & Co. the report includes national information as well as analysis and statistics for the Ontario, Nova Scotia and British Columbia industries.


Goertzen, A. (2012, October). The Canadian wine industry: Shiraz grown. BMO Special Report.

BMO economist Goertzen briefly reviews the rapid growth of the Canadian wine industry and makes projections for the future.


The Canadian Wine Industry. (2012, June 21)   

An Industry Canada introduction to the Canadian wine industry with production and trade statistics at the national level.

Web Resources (BC + Canada)

British Columbia

British Columbia Wine Authority (BCWA) quality regulation authority including VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance)

British Columbia Wine Institute (BCWI) wine trade association

British Columbia Wine Grape Council is responsible for wine and grape research and development


Association des Vignerons du Québec

Canadian Vintners Association

Winery and Grower Alliance of Ontario

Winery Association of Nova Scotia


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