Membership Levels

Become a Member of GGANS

Thank-you for your interest in joining GGANS. We are a strong voice for the grape growing industry in Nova Scotia. We represent grape grower interests in our partnership with the Wineries, governments, educators and the broad culinary and tourism sector. Membership offers the following benefits:

  • The opportunity to add your voice to our industry
  • Access to members only section of the website, including resources on education and research
  • Regular updates on developments of interest to grape growers including buy/sell connections
  • Networking and annual meeting events to learn about the industry and connect with other growers and industry partners. Special speakers often attend and approximately 80-100 people usually turnout
  • In the Vines educational events
  • Annual General Meeting which is held each year in March. The meeting agenda covers the usual business sessions required of an AGM along with guest speakers from within the province and beyond. Our meetings usually draw a group of 80 to 100 members so it is a great opportunity to network.
  • Annual Vineyard Tour held in August and includes tours of various vineyards and wineries with wine tastings along the way. We have approximately 100 people on the tour each year. The day is an opportunity to meet with fellow growers to exchange ideas and expand communications.
  • Copies of minutes from all Board Meetings keeping members up to date on what is happening within the organization and the industry.
  • Membership list of all GGANS members with contact information so that growers can stay in contact with each other.
  • All members have their name added to the GGANS e-mail Distribution list to receive e-mails on GGANS information, articles, events and updates on what is happening within the industry. Members who are looking for or have for sale vines/cuttings/equipment can have this information sent out to the list.

We are open to all who are currently growing grapes, or are actively planning to plant. We also encourage those who are associated with the industry or just have an interest in the industry, to become a non-voting Associate Member.

The cost of membership varies according to the size of your farm or the type of membership you have.

The Current Fee Schedule (2023) is as follows:

Level Price  
Associate Member $115.00 per Year starting January 1, 2024.
Membership expires on December 31, 2023.
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Grape Grower (0-5 Acres) $86.25 per Year starting January 1, 2024.
Membership expires on December 31, 2023.
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Grape Grower (6 Acres) $103.50 per Year starting January 1, 2024.
Membership expires on December 31, 2023.
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Grape Grower (7 Acres) $120.75 per Year starting January 1, 2024.
Membership expires on December 31, 2023.
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Grape Grower (8 Acres) $138.00 per Year starting January 1, 2024.
Membership expires on December 31, 2023.
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Grape Grower (9 Acres) $155.25 per Year starting January 1, 2024.
Membership expires on December 31, 2023.
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Grape Grower (10 Acres) $172.50 per Year starting January 1, 2024.
Membership expires on December 31, 2023.
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Grape Grower (11+ Acres) $189.75 per Year starting January 1, 2024.
Membership expires on December 31, 2023.
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Member Staff (**3 free for each Grape Grower) $10.00 per Year starting January 1, 2024.
Membership expires on December 31, 2023.
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**Note: upon registering/renewing, you will receive a discount code for 3 free member staff memberships.