Regulation - Minister

Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 406/00 under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999 - Skin Fermented White Wines

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
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.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
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.
Contact Address:
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Public Safety Branch
56 Wellesley St. W. 6th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 1C1
Effective Date:
July 1, 2017