Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 406/00 under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999 - Skin Fermented White Wines
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999
Summary of Decision:
The regulation was filed with the Registrar of Regulations. It takes effect on July 1, 2017.
March 15, 2017
Summary of Proposal:
• The proposed amendments would create a new wine category for Skin Fermented White Wines.
• It would define and recognize production and labelling standards for wines made from white or pink skinned grape varieties that are produced using methods typical for red wines.
• The process of fermenting on the skins gives the wine a distinct character and weight, usually with more tannins and less emphasis on fruit.
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Public Safety Branch
56 Wellesley St. W. 6th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 1C1
July 1, 2017