Production Summary 2016

  • Our members crushed 1,800 tons of grapes
  • 1.7 M bottles produced, a 14% growth over the preceding year
  • The cultivated area in grapes totalizes 417 hectares, with 343 hectares bearing grapes
  • These areas represent 3.4% and 3.1% of the Canadian vineyard, respectively
  • The areas increase by approximately 25 hectares per year (+6%)
  • The wine production is composed as follows :
White wine 40.1%
Red wine 34.3%
Rosé 16.2%
Bubbles 6.1%
Ice wine 0.7%
Other wines 2.7%
  • The 10 most widely cultivated varieties cover 76% of the total cultivated area, the 20 most planted cumulate to 90% of the total area
  • The white varieties represent 51% of the total area, 49% are red
  • 87% of our members are winemakers, while 13% principally grow grapes

Economic Impact 2016

  • In 2016, wine sales totalized  18.6 M$, an increase of 13.7% over last year
  • The total economic impact of this activity is 155 M$, including 9.9 M$ in provincial tax revenue and 6.3 M$ federal
  • The economic impact amounts to 89.97 $ per bottle, or 86 000 $/tons of grapes, compared to 700 $/ton for petroleum
  • The industry sustains the equivalent of 909 full time jobs, of which 275 jobs are on the vineyards and wineries
  • 34% of the wine volume is sold through the SAQ network

Detailed Reports

To get the full picture, the Bilan des récoltes portrays the Québec grape and wine production and details its economic impact. You can also view our detailed report on grape varieties.