O. Reg. 174/17: RULES OF VINTNERS QUALITY ALLIANCE ONTARIO RELATING TO TERMS FOR VQA WINE
filed June 6, 2017 under Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999, S.O. 1999, c. 3Skip to content
ontario regulation 174/17
made under the
Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999
Made: May 15, 2017
Approved: May 30, 2017
Filed: June 6, 2017
Published on e-Laws: June 6, 2017
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: June 24, 2017
Amending O. Reg. 406/00
(RULES OF VINTNERS QUALITY ALLIANCE ONTARIO RELATING TO TERMS FOR VQA WINE)
1. Sub-table 5 to Table 2 of Ontario Regulation 406/00 is amended by adding the following item:
Required Information (Principal display panel)
(Any surface of the
the top or bottom)
(including optional Nomenclature)
20. Skin Fermented White
The wine shall be a table wine or effervescent wine produced exclusively from fresh grapes, of a white or pink variety, listed in Appendix B.
100% of the grapes used shall be macerated and fermented on their skins for a minimum of 10 days. Fermentation shall occur
when the skins are present.
Turbidity requirements set out in VQA chemical analysis guidelines shall not apply to wines in this category labelled with “Bottled with Lees”
VQA — Geographical indication — VQA
Grape variety or varieties and/or proprietary name
Skin Fermented White shall be declared in a type size at least as large as the varietal declaration on the principal display panel and not less than 2 mm based on the smallest letter.
Nothing shall be written between the grape variety name and Skin Fermented White.
Where no grape varieties are declared on the principal display panel, the term Skin Fermented White shall be declared in a type size not less than 3.2 mm based on the smallest letter.
The terms Amber Wine, Orange Wine or Vin Orange may appear at the producer’s discretion, in a type size no larger than Skin Fermented White.
If the wine is bottled with its lees, the label shall declare “Bottled with Lees”
A wine produced from one or more vitis vinifera grape varieties that does not list the grape varieties on the label or only references vitis vinifera varieties on the label shall not contain wine produced from hybrid grape varieties.
Varietal wines containing hybrid grapes shall only be entitled to a provincial designation
2. This Regulation comes into force on the later of July 1, 2017 and the day it is filed.
Vintners Quality Alliance Ontario:
President & Chair
Date made: May 15, 2017
I approve this Regulation.
Minister of Government and Consumer Services
Date approved: May 30, 2017