Vinequity was founded to ensure that People of Colour that work in all aspects of the wine industry are given equitable treatment and opportunities to access, grow and thrive as visible leaders in the Canadian Wine Industry.
The Vinequity Scholarship Fund is uniquely positioned to offer a full breadth of internationally recognized wine education programs, while centering BIPOC voices throughout the application and scholarship awards process.
At Vinequity, we believe in the power of education to help wine professionals realize their potential, maximize their success and strengthen their visibility within the industry.
Your contribution will make a direct impact on diversifying our Canadian wine community.
Please see below our Donors Package which can also be downloaded here.
Our Donors & Partners
Grand Cru Level
Founded in 2008, Andros provides strategic counselling services and integrated marketing and communication solutions to the cannabis, food and beverage industries in Canada and world-wide. Andros brings together a dynamic team of strategic, event and public relations professionals with a combined experience of more than 30 years of practice.
We are proud to welcome our Grand Cru Partner, Jackson-Triggs, to support our initiatives for Canadian BIPOC wine professionals.
A big thank you to Arterra Wines!
The Pelee Island Winery home is a 700+ acre vineyard in Canada’s warmest grape-growing region, with a winemaking history dating back more than 150 years.
With a focus on sustainable and responsible grower operations Pelee Island Winery has a keen eye on the future.
Premier Cru Level
Working with industry-leading sommeliers, restaurants, and international winemakers, Nicholas Pearce Wines has been leading the way, with a focus on hospitality and customer service for over a decade. Their highly motivated, professional team of sommeliers and wine lovers source boutique, handcrafted wines from around the world for their clients and customers. NPW Portfolio is exclusive to Ontario wine drinkers and they provide a wide selection in all price points, many priced under $25 per bottle. Stay home, stay safe and drink great wine.
Grape Witches makes natural wine approachable & available through parties, educational events, consulting, their bottle shop and curated monthly packs. Whether you’re looking for a bottle for dinner, a monthly subscription or a cellar overhaul, they can help. All wines are sustainable, organic, biodynamic and natural and none are available at the LCBO.
The Living Vine represents premium Biodynamic, Organic and Naturally made wines. Their portfolio is a collection of some of the world's top estates working with the environment to make wines of incredible quality and reputation. Most of the portfolio is certified by a recognized international body or is renowned and respected for the natural winemaking philosophy.
Le Sommelier Wine Agency was founded in 2000 to connect Ontario with amazing producers and premium wines from around the globe. It’s what continues to drive them forward today, 20 years later, with a portfolio of more than 150 wineries across dozens of wine regions. They work closely with restaurants, sommeliers, and collectors across Ontario, as well as with the LCBO, where many of our wines are found.
Since the founding of The Vine in 2000, its goal has never been to be the biggest, most all-encompassing wine agency in the province or the country. Instead, The Vine Agency set out to offer a focused selection of wines that reflect its people's taste and interests. It believes that smaller wineries provide the best source of characterful wines that deserve their attention. They also place a high value on trust: yours.