2024 Theme

Roots to Resilience and Success for Ontario’s Wine Industry 

The Ontario Craft Wine Conference is an annual event that brings together Ontario’s VQA wine and grape industry  leaders and professionals for education, business building and more. Join us in 2024 for a return to in person programming!

Education sessions:

  • Keynotes

  • Seminars & panel discussions

  • Interactive Q&A
  • Digital marketing, direct-to-consumer sales, wholesale channel, viticulture, climate change, sustainability, and automation

300+ attendees including craft winery owners, operators, wine experts, professionals, industry suppliers, investors, government-industry champions.


Niagara Falls Convention Centre – 6815 Stanley Avenue Niagara Falls, Ontario


Tuesday, April 23, 2024

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Why Attend OCWC?

The annual Ontario Craft Wine Conference & Trade Show brings together Ontario’s VQA wine industry leaders and professionals for education, networking, and business building.

Join top wine industry experts for a variety of educational sessions on sales & marketing, sustainability, winemaking, and technical and business operations.

Browse our trade show and connect with industry exhibitors, conveniently located all in one place.

2024 Ticket Prices:

OCW Member rate: $209+ Fees and HST

General industry rate: $259+ Fees and HST

Student Rate: $100+ Fees and HST

Bulk ticket discounts available for purchases over four tickets. Contact OCW’s office to learn more.

The Ontario Craft Wine Conference is made possible by a dedicated planning committee of industry representatives from across Ontario’s wine and grape-growing regions and OCW staff members. 

Suppliers: Interested in becoming an OCWC Exhibitor?

Please visit our OCWC Exhibitors Page

Ilya Senchuk, Head Wine Maker and Co-founder, Leaning Post, OCWC24 Planning Committee Chair

“OCWC has always served as a way to unite VQA wineries and their supplier partners across the various regions in Ontario. As a professional business and networking experience with a top tier agenda of expert speakers, we expect to attract more interest from other provinces and related industries.”

OCWC24 Planning Committee Members

Thank you to our OCWC24 planning committee:

Richard Linley, OCW President. richard@ontariocraftwineries.ca; Anna Murre, OCW Director of Finance. anna@ontariocraftwineries.ca; Helena McKinney, OCW Project Lead & Communications Manager. helena@ontariocraftewineries.ca

Ilya Senchuk, Leaning Post Wines, Owner & OCWC Chair. ilya@leaningpostwines.com

Aaron Dobbin, Wine Growers Canada, President. adobbin@wgontario.ca

Christopher Colaneri, Colaneri Wines, Director of Operations. chris@colaneriwines.com

Suzanne Janke, Stratus Vineyards, Estate Director. suzannejanke@stratuswines.com

Ed Madronich, Flat Rock Cellars, Founder. edward@flatrockcellars.com

Marcel Morgenstern, Bella Terra Vineyards. marcel@bellaterravineyards.ca

Charles Neufeld, Palatine Winery, Executive & Ambassador.  charles@palatinewinery.com

Kierstyn Pare, Pelee Island, Communications Coordinator. kierstyn@peleeisland.com

J.J. Syer, Rosehall Run, Sales & Marketing Manager. jj@rosehallrun.com

Amanda Vranckx, Owner and Operator, Blueberry Hill, amanda@blueberryhill.ca

Join Us

Ontario Craft Wine Conference

Be part of the annual educational conference for Ontario’s wine and grape industry.

Educational Sessions




What People Are Saying

“Will definitely recommend”

“I would recommend this event to other suppliers. It was very well organized and the seminars were very insightful.”

OCWC Trade Show Exhibitor

“Relevant and engaging”

“A very well-organized conference that is engaging and relevant to the wine industry.”

OCWC Conference Attendee

“Successful experience”

“Great event and well done. We are looking forward to being a part of the conferennce again next year!”

OCWC Sponsor


TUESDAY, April 23, 2024

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Niagara Falls Convention Centre

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