Regulation - Minister

Rules of VQA Ontario relating to terms, descriptions and designations for VQA wine

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999
Summary of Decision:
Approved on June 30, 2010
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
April 8, 2010
Summary of Proposal:
a)expand the use of crown caps for all VQA wines, currently it is only permitted for sparkling wines
b)eliminate rules for sweetness descriptors for VQA table wines, currently the use of sweetness descriptors on labels is optional
c)correct conflict between brix levels of Vin de curé wines in Table 2 and Appendix A of the regulation
d)correct the spelling of Vin de curé and a reference to Pinot Auxerrois
Contact Address:
Luisa Tmej
Team Leader, Agency Liaison
Ministry of Consumer Services
Policy & Consumer Protection Services Division
777 Bay St., Suite 501
Toronto, ON M7A 2J3
Fax: 416-326-8885
Effective Date:
July 1, 2010