The Cool Climate Oenology & Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) at Brock University is a renowned center of excellence for research, education, and industry support in the field of cool climate grape growing and winemaking. Located in the heart of the Niagara wine region in Ontario, Canada, CCOVI plays a pivotal role in advancing the knowledge and expertise of the industry.
CCOVI offers comprehensive programs and conducts cutting-edge research to enhance cool climate viticulture and oenology practices. It provides academic courses, workshops, and certifications that equip students and industry professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the cool climate wine sector.
Through its research initiatives, CCOVI explores various aspects of grape growing, winemaking, and wine marketing specific to cool climate regions. The institute collaborates closely with industry partners to address challenges, develop innovative solutions, and improve the quality and sustainability of cool climate wines.
As a hub for industry support, CCOVI offers technical services, sensory analysis, and resources to assist wineries in elevating their products and practices. The institute actively engages with the wine industry through events, seminars, and knowledge-sharing initiatives, fostering collaboration and growth within the cool climate wine community.
With its dedication to education, research, and industry support, the Cool Climate Oenology & Viticulture Institute at Brock University has established itself as a leading institution, driving the success and advancement of cool climate grape growing and winemaking in Canada and beyond.