Regulation - Minister

Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999: Proposed Regulation Amendment - Synonyms

Regulation Number(s):
O.Reg. 406/00
Instrument Type:
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999
Summary of Decision:
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
November 12, 2013
Summary of Proposal:
The following amendments are proposed for Appendix B - Authorized Grape Varieties:

1. Muscat vitis vinifera grape varieties currently permitted for VQA wines include Morio Muscat, Muscat Blanc and Muscat Ottonel. The proposed amendment would include "Moscato" as a term that could be used as a synonym for one or a combination of these muscat grape varieties.

2. Currently, the Zinfandel vitis vinifera grape variety does not have a synonym. The proposed amendment would allow the term "Primitivo" to be used as a synonym.

Contact Address:
Ministry of Consumer Services
Consumer Policy and Liaison Branch
Consumer and Business Policy Unit
777 Bay Street, 5th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2J3
Attention: Luisa Tmej, Team Lead

Effective Date:
March 14, 2014