Francesco Sorbara MP, MP Francesco Sorbara, Member of Parliament for Vaughan Woodbridge, MP for Vaughan Woodbridge, Chair Canada-Italy Inter-Parliamentary Group,

Francesco Sorbara

Your member of parliament for


Francesco Sorbara

Your member of parliament for



Government of Canada invests in local winery to grow industry in Ontario

July 23, 2019 – Vaughan, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Enabling Accessibility Funds

Today, Francesco Sorbara, the Member of Parliament for Vaughan-Woodbridge announced a contribution of $47, 276 to Magnotta Winery Corporation, to research and expand sale growth.

This project, funded under Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, will enable the company to research and expand sales growth by gaining new distributors and retail partners through tradeshows, product demonstrations and expansion into the Asian markets.

This investment is made possible from our Government’s large AAFC program, which has already helped many processors across Canada.

With this contribution, Magnotta Winery is expected to increase production, inputs and exports sales, while introducing new products to additional market and creating well-paying jobs to benefit all Canadians.

Magnotta winery also received $50,000 under the Enabling Accessibility Fund, which will allow Magnotta to complete their elevator, making their wine cellar accessible for all customers coming through their doors.


“Our Government is firmly committed to defending and supporting our local businesses and wineries, to ensure they remain competitive and sustainable for generations to come. Magnotta comes from a long-standing tradition in our community, a Canadian success story, using Canadian grapes, and we as a government are supporting further opportunities for growth.”

  • Francesco Sorbara, Member of Parliament for Vaughan—Woodbridge

“The government funds have really supportive our initiative to expand into diverse markets, allowing us to research and invest to look to competing on a global scale. The EAF support for the elevator was essential for us, to give the consumer a much fuller experience.”

  • Rossana Magnotta, President, Magnotta Winery Corporation

 Quick facts – AAFC

  • In 2017, the Ontario food processing industry had sales of $45 billion and generated $10 billion in export value.
  • This contribution was made from an initiative under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership that aims to accelerate commercialization, adoption and/or demonstration of innovative agri-based products, technologies, processes or services that increase agri-sector competitiveness and sustainability.

Quick facts – EAF

  • Canadians with disabilities face challenges every day that prevent them from participating fully in all aspects of our society, and our government is taking action to break down these barriers.
  • The Enabling Accessibility Fund supports community-based projects across Canada aimed at making public facilities and workplaces more accessible.
  • Canada is at its best when everyone is included, and projects like the ones approved through the Enabling Accessibility Fund do just that


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