Board of Directors

List of directors and scheduled meeting times
VQA Ontario's Wine Appellation Authority is a not for profit corporation managed by a Board of Directors. Nine Directors are elected from winery members and one each from the Ontario government, the Grape Growers of Ontario and the Ontario Restaurant, Hotel and Motel Association.

Of the elected Directors, 3 each are elected from large, medium and small class wineries with VQA wine sales of over 750,000 litres, 100,000 to 750,000 litres and under 100,000 litres respectively. Provision is also made for regional representation.

Board of Directors List - July 2018

Brian Schmidt (President & Chair)
Vineland Estates Winery
Ken Douglas (Past Chair)
The Thirteenth Street Wine Corp.
Louise Engel (Vice Chair)
Featherstone Estate Winery
Paul Kassebaum (Treasurer)
Arterra Wines
Martin Werner (Secretary)
Ravine Vineyard
Greg Berti
Andrew Peller Ltd.
Derek Cartlidge
Colio Estates Winery
Tony Elenis
Ontario Restaurant, Hotel and Motel Association
Jennifer Hart
Flat Rock Cellars
Mary Shenstone
Government of Ontario
Paul Speck
Henry of Pelham
Dan Sullivan
Rosehall Run Vineyards
Kevin Watson
Grape Growers of Ontario

2019 Board of Directors Meetings

January 24, 2019
Location: Vineland Estates
April 1, 2019
Location: Flat Rock Cellars
June 12, 2019
Location: TBD
July 17, 2019 (AGM 3pm to 5pm)
Location: White Oaks Resorts
September 5, 2019
Location: TBD
November 27, 2019
Location: TBD

All are scheduled from 9:30 to 2:30.

Note: Board meetings are open to
Directors only

2019 Annual General Meeting

The VQAO AGM will be held at White Oaks Resort in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 3:00pm.