A hub for horticultural innovation

The campus, located on Lake Ontario in Niagara, was created through a gift by Moses F. Rittenhouse in 1906. This endowment contributed to the emergence of a competitive tender fruit industry, and more recently, wine and greenhouse industries in one of Canada’s most unique geographic regions.

Vineland’s 218-acre campus showcases 35 buildings including research laboratories, farms and greenhouses and is maintained by the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO).

In 2006, a panel was established by Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to develop a vision that would lead to the transformation of Vineland into a world-class research and innovation centre.

Vineland’s campus is on traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Ojibway/Chippewa and Haudenosaunee peoples and is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties.

For a printable PDF map of our campus, please click here.

Campus Tenants

The province of Ontario building houses Rittenhouse Hall, a meeting facility in the lower level as well as provincial government agencies :

The Vineland Administration building houses a few different organizations including:

The Foreign Affair Winery is located on campus.

stone bridge in summer
foreign affair moose
frozen lodge
Vineland Research
Vineland Administration building
Greenhouse
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