Welcome to The GGANS

The Grape Growers Association of Nova Scotia was formed in 1982 and has been instrumental in the growth of the industry over the last 25 years. The Association has been involved in various research projects, education activities, and the development and promotion of the industry.  Membership in the Association has grown to over 100 members and is expected to continue to grow.  It is projected that grape acreage will significantly increase over the next 10 years from the current 750 acres.

The vision of GGANS is to create an environment that fosters the growth of an economically viable grape industry in Nova Scotia.

GGANS views its mission as being committed to the advancement of the production of quality grapes in Nova Scotia by being an advocate of education, research, leading edge business practices and by building strong bonds and alliances with all of our strategic partners.

The purpose of the association is to help the industry to continue to believe in itself, to maintain confidence and act as is a facilitator to move the NS grape industry toward becoming a world-class industry.

Some of the critical strategic areas requiring action in the next 5 years are:

  • Communication
  • Research
  • Education
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Maintaining a strong association. 

Communication helps the membership be better informed and to make better decisions.  Research and development keeps the industry on the leading edge of innovation, and education and learning systems continually raise the knowledge and skills levels of the industry to support growth.  Partnerships and alliances are critical as the industry cannot do everything itself, and the association must remain strong to guide the industry successfully into the future.

Upcoming Events



The Annual General Meeting of GGANS is held each year on the third Saturday in March.  The meeting agenda covers...


The Summer Tour is held the third Friday in August and includes tours of various vineyards and wineries with wine tastings...

Are you interested in joining the GGANS?  Visit our membership page >