Vineyard Development & Expansion Program 2019-2020

The Vineyard Development and Expansion program is a provincially funded program that aims to assist the Nova Scotia wine grape industry to better position Nova Scotia within the market place. This will be achieved by supporting the primary industry to increase production, enhance competitiveness and capture new markets. This program will help ensure the on-going viability of this industry in rural Nova Scotia.


A farm that:

  • Is a registered farm
  • Is at least 19 years of age
  • Is a member in good standing of the Grape Growers Association of Nova Scotia

An agri-business that:

  • represents identifiable Nova Scotia agriculture and agri-food products
  • Is a member in good standing with the Winery Association of Nova Scotia
  • Generates an annual gross income of $30,000 for agricultural based products

Deadline or important dates

Application deadline: June 30, 2019
Claims deadline: March 1, 2020

NOTE: Only ONE amendment can be submitted for consideration and will not be accepted after June 30, 2019

How to Apply

Complete the Vineyard Development and Expansion Program application and submit to the Programs and Business Risk Management office.

Clients new to programs since 2019 must complete the Program Funding Registration (PFR) form. Returning clients to update PFR form as necessary.

Supporting Documents

Program guidelines and application forms are available in the “Downloads” section.

Contact Information

Department of Agriculture
Programs and Business Risk Management
74 Research Drive
Bible Hill, Nova Scotia
B6L 2R2

Phone: 902-893-6377
Toll free: 1-866-844-4276
Fax: 902-893-7579


Program Guidelines
Program Application — Stream 1- Vineyard Activity Details
Program Application — Stream 2- Production and Product Enhancement Education Details
Program Application — Stream 3- Specialized Vineyard Equipment Details
Program Application — Stream 4- Winery Expansion Equipment Details (Export Markets Only)
Appendix B- Alliance Arrangement Form
Wine Grape Nurseries
GrapeEnterprise Budget Tool
Grape Enterprise Budget Tool with Establishment
Wine Grape Production Costs
Program Funding Registration for Farms
Program Funding Registration for Agri-Business