Regulation - Minister

Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999: Proposed Regulation Amendment - Multiple Appellation Labelling

Regulation Number(s):
Ontario Regulation 406/00
Instrument Type:
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999
Summary of Decision:
The regulation was filed with the Registrar of Regulations and will take effect on January 1, 2013.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
June 29, 2012
Summary of Proposal:
The amendment would allow the use of multiple appellation names to describe the content of a wine on condition that:
- The primary appellation of origin appears on the principal display panel;
- The wine is not otherwise disqualified from using the more specific appellation terms for technical reasons prescribed in the regulation;
- The entire content by appellation is disclosed, in descending order and including percentage of content of each appellation component;
- The additional, multiple appellations appear in a size no larger than the primary appellation; and,
- No other reference to an appellation for which the wine does not qualify is made on the label, signage, advertising, descriptions or other use that is associated with a specific wine.
Contact Address:
Luisa Tmej
Ministry of Consumer Services
Policy and Consumer Protection Services Division, Consumer Policy & Liaison Branch
5th Floor, 777 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M7A 2J3
Effective Date:
January 1, 2013