Arterra Wines Canada has been a pioneer in the Canadian wine industry. Our origins date back to 1874 when the Niagara Falls Wine Company was founded. One hundred twenty years later, we became known as Vincor International. Throughout the 20th century, trailblazing wineries like Jackson-Triggs and NK’Mip were founded and we acquired well-known wineries and brands such as New Zealand’s Kim Crawford. In 2006, we were acquired by Constellation Brands, a U.S.-based company that is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits. In 2016, the Canadian branch of Constellation Brands was acquired by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, and Arterra Wines Canada was born.
Arterra Wines Canada has grown and evolved to owning and distributing 100+ wine brands, including seven of the top 20 brands in Canada. In the last five years, the company’s portfolio has received over 1,500 accolades and awards in national and international wine competitions.
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Arterra Wines Canada operates eight wineries and over 1,700 acres of premium vineyards in Canada’s wine regions.
It owns and operates 164 Wine Rack retail wine stores in Ontario and sells wine kits and products for winemaking through its RJS Craft Winemakingbrand. It employs approximately 2,000 full-time and part-time staff across the country.