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.

Research

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

  • May dates and deadlines
    Wednesday, May 2 : Experts Tasting The Experts Tasting is an annual by-invitation-only event designed for the trade – invited guests include media, product consultants, sommeliers and wine educators who promote VQA wines through education […]
  • Winter 2018 edition of the CCOVI News now available!
    Click the image below to read the full newsletter and catch-up with everything that has been happening at CCOVI!
  • 2018 CCOVI News
    2018 Winter Edition 

From the Brock News

Affiliated events

Cuvée

Experience a weekend celebrating of excellence in Ontario Winemaking.

International Cool Climate Wine Symposium

Bringing together the world’s leading producers and experts in cool climate viticulture, winemaking, research and promotion.