Our members crushed 2,500 tons of grapes.
2.3 M bottles produced, a 33% growth over the preceding year.
The wine production is composed as follows, almost unchanged :
- White wine: 40%
- Red wine: 35%
- Rosé: 16%
- Bubbles: 6%
- Ice wine: 1%
- Other wines: 2%
The cultivated area in grapes totalizes 467 hectares, with 377 hectares bearing grapes.
The growth of cultivated area has sharply accelerated to reach 48 ha (+12%) in 2017, compared to an average of +6% in the previous four years.
Members indicated that they will increase their area by 19.0% in 2019.
The Quebec vineyard represents 3.8% of the Canadian vineyard area, a 0.4 point increase.
The 10 most widely cultivated varieties cover 67% of the total cultivated area, the 20 most planted cumulate to 90% of the total area.The white varieties represent 53% of the total area, an increase of 2 points. 89% of our producing members are winemakers, while 11% principally grow grapes.
In 2017, wine sales totalized 24.8 M$, an increase of 33.3% over last year.
The total economic impact of this activity is 203 M$, including 13.2 M$ in provincial tax revenue and 9.2 M$ federal.
The economic impact amounts to 88.26 $ per bottle, or 79,000 $ per ton of grapes.
The industry sustains the equivalent of 1,139 full time jobs, of which 302 jobs are on the vineyards and wineries.
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.