Media & Resources
The Ontario Wine Appellation Authority is an independent authority responsible for administering and enforcing legislation governing Ontario’s wine appellation system.
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If you are looking for media support and resources for wine stories, tours, wine events etc, please contact the Wine Marketing Association of Ontario at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.winecountryontario.ca.
For information on Ontario's wine appellations and VQA wine regulations, you are on the right website.
Lake Erie North Shore
Niagara Regional Appellations
Niagara Peninsula sub-appellations
Four Mile Creek
Short Hills Bench
St. David’s Bench
Twenty Mile Bench
INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE STUDIES
INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE STUDIES
An annual industry survey on sector health and profitability was conducted by the Appellation Authority and Deloitte over a 5-year period. The survey and report were developed in 2015 in consultation with representatives of the wine and grape industry and the Government of Ontario.
The study was 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 reports provide an overview of the financial state of the industry, including the impact of tourism and hospitality.
- Our Story: A Cool Climate Wine Region
- VQA Quick Facts postcard
- Visit Wine Country Ontario Guide
- Handbook for VQA Wineries (how to navigate the program)
- OWAA Brand Guidelines
The Ontario Wine Appellation Authority ensures truth-in-labelling for consumers of Ontario's wines of origin. 100% Ontario and 100% integrity. Find out how the Ontario Government protects consumers at Consumer Protection Ontario.
Our mandate includes protecting consumers through truth-in-labelling and providing educational resources about our appellations, wines and the regulatory framework.
If you are looking for information beyond the Appellation Authority’s scope please contact our provincial industry colleagues.
News & Announcements
The Ontario Wine Appellation Authority will hold its 22nd Annual General Meeting on July 21, 2022. The meeting will take place at Brock University in conjunction with the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium. The Authority will report on its activities and plans for the coming year.
Please see the 2022 Annual Report for a review of activities and achievements and to find our audited financial statements. 2022 HIGHLIGHTS 191 participating wineries as of March 2022 2134 wine approvals issued Identity refresh and name change to Ontario Wine Appellation Authority completed Winery audit services transitioned from LCBO and integrated with the Wine…
The Ontario Wine Appellation Authority launched its new winery audit program in August 2021. The audit program had been provided under contract by the LCBO. The new program is fully integrated with the Authority’s existing wine certification and retail inspection programs. The audit portion reviews winery compliance with VQA requirements including declared origin and composition of…