Regulation - LGIC

Liquor Licence Act Regulation: VQA Wine Sales in Farmers' Markets

Regulation Number(s):
R.R.O. 1990, Regualtion 720
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Liquor Licence Act
Summary of Decision:
The regulation was filed with the Registrar of Regulations April 3, 2014.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
February 19, 2014
Summary of Proposal:
Proposed regulatory amendments to:

Allow a pilot program for the sale of VQA wine at farmers' markets, by occasional extensions of on-site winery retail stores;

Adopt the definition of "farmers' markets" from Regulation 562 under the "Health Protection and Promotion Act", a central location at which a group of persons who operate stalls or other food premises meet to sell or offer for sale to consumers products that include, without being restricted to, farm products, baked goods and preserved foods, and at which the majority of the persons operating the stalls or other food premises are producers of farm products who are primarily selling or offering for sale their own products;

Allow municipalities the ability to opt-out by providing the Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) with a notice of objection to having farmers' markets in their jurisdiction host VQA wine sales;

Require that any person involved in the sale and service of the wineries' VQA wine at farmers' markets holds a certificate demonstrating the successful completion of a server training course approved by the board of the AGCO;

Require wineries to give the AGCO advance notice of their intention to sell VQA wine at specific farmers' markets; and

Require wineries selling VQA wine at farmers' markets to comply with additional conditions set by the AGCO.
Contact Address:
Ministry of the Attorney General
Agency Relations Division
720 Bay Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2S9
Effective Date:
May 1, 2014