VQA Wine PROGRAM
The Ontario Wine Appellation Authority ensures every VQA wine meets origin and quality standards. With origin and composition auditing, laboratory testing, tasting by an independent expert panel, and a comprehensive label review, consumers can trust the label integrity that VQA offers.
VQA Wine STANDARDS
VQA standards are comprehensive but flexible, providing a framework to craft authentic wines of origin. Rules and regulations cover grape origin, variety and quality, composition and precise labelling requirements. Each finished wine is tasted and tested before release.
Applications for VQA certification in 2021
VQA certified wines in 2021
Wine certificaton requires completing a laboratory analyisis, tasting and label review to ensure each finished wine meets the VQA standards.
Meet Ontario’s Wine PRODUCERS
Ontario has close to 200 wineries making VQA wines all across the southern reaches of the Province. From very small artisanal wineries to those with a national presence, Ontario’s VQA wineries are as diverse as the Province.
To plan your trip to Wine Country Ontario or to purchase VQA Wines of Ontario, please visit www.winecountryontario.ca.