Supporting Local Alcohol Producers

A one-time $10 million grant to help wineries and cideries impacted by lockdown to ensure agricultural production and jobs are maintained. The government is also increasing the funding for Small Distillery Support Program by an additional $1.2 million. The government has extended the funding to 2022-23 for VQA Wine Support Programs ($7.5 million); Small Cidery ($1.8 million) and Small Distillery Support Programs ($0.8 million); and Marketing, Tourism and Export Development; Performance Measurement and Research and Innovation Development Initiatives ($5.3 million).