Wine and Grape Industry Development Program

The Wine and Grape Industry Development Program supports the environmental, economic and social sustainability of Nova Scotia's wine industry. The program provides grape growers and wineries support to prepare for climate change and improve production processes.


To be eligible, you must be a farm or Mi'kmaq conducting farming activities in a Mi'kmaw community.
For farms, you need to:

  • be registered with grape commodity income on your farm registration and a contract for sale of grapes to a Nova Scotia certified farm winery
  • be a certified farm winery or small farm winery
  • be at least 19 years old and actively farming in the program year

Refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed eligibility.

Deadline or important dates

Program opening: 2 February 2024
Application deadline: 15 March 2024
Claim deadline: 28 March 2024

How to apply

Complete the Program Application Form (make sure to check the application for details on all required supporting documents). Send your completed application and supporting documents to the Programs Division office.

You also need to complete the Program Funding Registration Form.


Department of Agriculture
Programs Division
74 Research Drive
Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2

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


Program Guidelines
Program Application
Program Funding Registration Form - Farm Applicants