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2016 Vintage Report released

16 December 2016
A great vintage in 2016, capped off with the official start of Icewine harvest on December 14….

View the full Vintage Report on our website.

VQAO 2016 Annual Report

12 July 2016
Our annual report is now available for viewing.

A copy of our annual report is ready to view online or as a downloadable pdf file. Please visit our website at for access to both formats.

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VQA Ontario is an independent regulatory authority that has been delegated the responsibility for administering the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999 by the Ontario government.

VQA Ontario establishes, monitors and enforces a system of quality standards and verification of product origin for Ontario wines. Only those wines made from 100% Ontario grown grapes, and approved by VQA Ontario may use appellation terms and descriptions. These include geographical terms such as "Prince Edward County", "Niagara Peninsula", "Lake Erie North Shore", and "Estate Bottled" as well as terms that are linked to regulated production processes such as "Icewine" and "Late Harvest".