Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute

Established in 1996, the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) at Brock University was developed in partnership with the Grape Growers of Ontario, the Winery & Grower Alliance of Ontario, and the Wine Council of Ontario. CCOVI is an internationally recognized research institute focused on research priorities of the Canadian grape and wine industry, and the continuing educational and outreach services needs of that community.

Watch 2019 CCOVI Lecture Series presentations live online!

Our next presentation is on Monday, Jan. 21

Wine Writer, Author
Topic: Carbonic maceration: Modern version of a Neolithic wine?


Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) has established itself as a successful, internationally recognized research institute on cool climate viticulture, oenology, wine business and wine culture.

Continuing Education

CCOVI is known as the institution of choice when looking for quality continuing education. Different programs are available to enhance wine knowledge for a wide variety of participants, from Wine Appreciation courses to the Wine & Spirit Education Trust®, the most highly respected wine certification in the industry.

Outreach Services

CCOVI is dedicated to offering innovative outreach services to the grape and wine community. In consultation with the industry, the Institute is continually developing new outreach programs. Whether it be industry sponsored conferences, workshops, lecture series or analytical services, CCOVI advances technology and information transfer throughout the industry.

RSS What’s happening at CCOVI

  • February Dates and Deadlines
    CCOVI Lecture Series The lecture series will run every Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. until March 18. For a complete list of speakers and topics, visit the CCOVI Lecture series page on the CCOVI website. February 20 – […]
  • January dates and deadlines
    January 4 – January 31: Cuvée Click it for Tickets Contest During the contest period, people will photograph the wines they think are the winemakers favourites and post them to social media with the hashtag #Cuvee2019 for […]
  • December Dates and Deadlines
    December 6 The 6th annual Fizz Club Sparkling winemakers from across Canada are invited to join the Fizz Club network. Theme: How base wine chemical composition influences sparkling wine aging. To learn more about Fizz […]

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