Downloadable facts, maps, features and reports

VQA Resource Library

All Library documents are in Adobe   PDF format unless specified.

Special Documents and Presentations

  2. Ontario Wine Appellation Authority Member Handbook
  3. LCBO Audit-VQAO Winery Presentation
  4. Ontario Wine Appellation Authority - Lunch and learn seminars


Wine and Grape Industry Performance Study

The industry survey on sector health and profitability is conducted by VQA Ontario and Deloitte. The survey and report were developed by VQA Ontario and Deloitte in 2015 in consultation with representatives of the wine and grape industry and the Government of Ontario.

The study is aimed at providing benchmarking and performance data to support the reporting commitments of the Wine and Grape Strategy and to improve the industry's access to sector performance information. The report provides an overview of the financial state of the industry, including the impact of tourism and hospitality.

2019 Wine and Grape Industry Performance Study
   Download 2019 Report (1697KB)
2018 Wine and Grape Industry Performance Study
   Download 2018 Report (6170KB)
2017 Wine and Grape Industry Performance Study
   Download 2017 Report (2095KB)
2016 Wine and Grape Industry Performance Study
   Download 2016 Report (8315KB)
2015 Wine and Grape Industry Performance Study
   Download 2015 Report (4800KB)

VQA Booklets and Brochures

VQA Rack Card
   Download Card (238KB)
VQA: Supporting 15 Years of Ontario Wine Industry Growth
   Download Booklet (1,720KB)     Printer Friendly version
Progress and Future Priorities
   Download one-page handout (97KB)
Progress and Future Priorities(Infographic)
   Download one-page handout (1.6MB)
VQA Milestones - from 1988-2015
   Download Infographic (154KB)
Benefits of VQA Membership
   Download Card (123KB)
Benefits of VQA Membership(Infographic)
   Download Card (3MB)

Appellation - Power Point Presentations

Wines of Ontario
   PowerPoint Presentation  (2.4MB)
Overview of appellation system with primary appellations
   PowerPoint Presentation  (4.3MB)
Overview of the 10 Niagara Peninsula sub-appellations
   PowerPoint Presentation  (5.9MB)

Sub-Appellation - Slide Show

Wine Appellations of the Niagara Peninsula
   Windows Media Video  (25MB)

Appellation Overviews & Maps

Current Statistics cover the 2020 VQA Reporting Period (April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020)
Appellation Overviews Maps Combined Set
Lake Erie North Shore
South Islands
Niagara Peninsula
Beamsville Bench
Creek Shores
Four Mile Creek
Lincoln Lakeshore
Niagara Lakeshore
Niagara River
Short Hills Bench
St Davids Bench
Twenty Mile Bench
Vinemount Ridge
Niagara Escarpment
Niagara on the Lake
Prince Edward County

Featured articles & brochures

by VQA Ontario
2021-24 Business Plan

Diagrams and Technical Information for the Niagara Peninsula 
by Dr. Tony Shaw

Wine Country Ontario Presents:
Icewine Brochure
Available in several languages. View icewine brochure
"Our Story White Book"
view this brochure in several languages

VQA Annual Reports

Annual Reports are published are published each year in July.

2021 Annual Report  (8.4MB)
2020 Annual Report  (8.8MB)
2019 Annual Report  (4.4MB)
2018 Annual Report  (6.5MB)
2017 Annual Report  (3.2MB)
2016 Annual Report  (3.93MB)
2015 Annual Report  (4.23MB)
2014 Annual Report  (3.37MB)
2013 Annual Report  (2.78MB)
2012 Annual Report  (5.58MB)
2011 Annual Report  (4.38MB)
2010 Annual Report  (5.12MB)
2009 Annual Report  (2.54MB)
2008 Annual Report  (2.49MB)
2007 Annual Report  (4.83MB)
2006 Annual Report  (2.08MB)
2005 Annual Report  (2.74MB)
2004 Annual Report  (2.83MB)

VQA Bylaws

The following bylaws were established for VQA on May 2, 2000.

Last updates were July 2014.

VQA Bylaws  (38KB)

VQA Reserved Terms

Rules made under the VQA Act relating to terms, descriptions and designations for VQA wine

VQA Reserved Terms  (180KB)

VQA Glossary of Terms

A copy of the VQA Glossary of Terms can be downloaded here:

VQA Glossary  (251KB)

VQA Logo Graphics and Labelling

The VQA logo must appear on all bottles of VQA approved wine in accordance with the following manual (new 2019):

VQA Ontario Graphics Standards Manual (500KB)

Approved VQA Logo

VQA Logo

Graphic files are provided below in the following zip files.

Printing & Packaging Formats:
Digital Formats:

Download this Quick reference labelling guide to ensure label compliance before you print.