Free My Grapes is a volunteer based, non-profit established by wine lovers who believe that Canada produces great wine. Unfortunately, we cannot find many Canadian wines at our local liquor stores.
Current Canadian laws limit the variety of Canadian wines easily available to Canadian consumers, encouraging us to buy foreign wine. This harms Canadian businesses and jobs by handcuffing the growth of Canadian wineries, discourages wine tourism, and punishes Canadians who wish to buy our own wines.
To date, our campaign has produced needed changes in federal law with Manitoba, British Columbia and, potentially, Nova Scotia stepping up to the intent of federal Bill C-311.
Our aim is to ensure adult Canadians can buy Canadian wine. It’s time for every province to step up and free our grapes.
Our mission: to change provincial and federal laws so Canadians can purchase and ship wine for their personal use directly from wineries in other provinces.