This largest wine producer in Canada
was founded in 1989. Then in 1992 Inniskillin
was taken over and one year later a merger with Bright Wines took place. In early 2006 the company was taken over by the Multi Constellation Brands
(American Constellation Brand). The ownership includes wineries in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia (Hawthorne, Okanagan Vineyards, Sumac Ridge), New Brunswick, Ontario (Jackson-Triggs, London Winery) and Quebec. Notable joint ventures include Nk'Mip Cellars (first Indian-owned winery) with Osoyoos Indian Band, Osoyoos Larose Winery with the owner of Château Gruaud-Larose
(both British Columbia), and Le Clos Jordanne (Ontario) with Boisset
of Burgundy. The company also has operations in Australia, California, New Zealand and Washington State, USA, as well as the importing company Western Wines. Vincor produces wines in Canada under the above and other labels for both the mass market and the upper class (VQA). The annual production is about seven million cases, with the Canadian share being 20 percent. Canada also markets refreshment products and wine accessories.