Our Industry

Our Canadian industry is a rising star in the global wine scene, Canada’s ultimate sustainable farm-to-table sector with award-winning craftsmanship Canadians can be proud of. Here’s just a taste of our success and impact.

Canada’s Wine Industry in the World


Global wine production is 26.7 billion litres of which Canada represents 0.3% (100% Canadian/VQA)


Global wine export value is $37.0 billion of which Canada represents 0.1% (100% Canadian/VQA)


Global wine export volume is 12.1 billion litres of which Canada represents 0.02% (100% Canadian/VQA)


Globally, top 5 wine exporters by value are France, Italy, Spain, Australia and Chile. Canada is ranked 35th in world in export value (100% Canadian/VQA).

Exports of Canadian Bottled Wine

  • In 2020, Canadian bottled wine exports totaled 1 million litres, valued at $20.3 million
  • The top 5 bottled wine export markets by value are China, the United States, UK,  and Hong Kong , representing 79.4% of export value and 82.2% of export volume

Canadian Bottled Wine Exports – 5 years 2016-2020 (Excel)

Exports of Canadian Icewine 

  • Canada is the world’s largest consistent producer of Icewine, with annual harvest temperatures dropping to ‐8C and colder
  • In 2020, Icewine represented 51.9% of total export value ($10.5 million) and 13.1% of export volume (137,422 litres), as a percentage of total bottled exports

Canadian Icewine Exports – 5 years 2016-2020 (Excel)


Imports of Bottled Wine to Canada

  • Volume of imported bottled wine in 2020 totaled 302.4 million litres, valued at $2.5 billion
  • The top 5 import markets in 2020 were France, Italy, the United States, Australia and Spain, representing 80.1% of import value and 75.2% import volume

Imports of Bottled Wine to Canada – 5 years 2016-2020 (Excel)

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