Canadian Food & Wine Institute (CFWI) Innovation Centre

Based at Niagara College, the Canadian Food & Wine Institute (CFWI) Innovation Centre offers a full suite of services to support industry innovation and commercialization of new products and processes. From new recipe development to shelf-life testing and nutritional labelling, the CFWI Innovation Centre pairs industry partners with faculty, recent graduates and students with the right expertise and equipment to meet an company’s needs.


Daniel J. Patterson Campus
Niagara College
135 Taylor Road
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
L0S 1J0

Areas of Expertise

Recipe and new product development
Food and beverage safety and regulatory assistance
Laboratory services
Sensory analysis and consumer testing
Beverage analysis services
Hops analysis services


Commercialization services:
– Market information
– Competitive analysis
– Prospect/ client lists
– Advertising/ marketing plan
– International market entry/ export
– E-Commerce, web design & development

– Commercial Brewery and Hopyard
– Commercial Winery and Vineyard
– Commercial Kitchens
– Microbiology Lab
– Chemistry Lab
– Sensory and Consumer Testing Labs
– Shelf-Life and Packaging Lab
– Commercialization Solutions

Contact Information


Email: Elizabeth Best, Business Development Coordinator –

Published: September 29, 2021

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