Buying VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) wines is a great way to ensure that you are buying Ontario wine. VQA wines are regulated by and registered with VQA Ontario. This symbol or name on the bottle means the wine is made from 100% locally grown grapes.

There are also Ontario wines made with 100% local grapes that are not VQA. The local grape content is always clearly indicated on the bottle as “Product of Canada.”

Local Grapes are Good for Ontario

Buying Ontario wine makes a Difference.

When you buy a VQA or 100% Ontario wine, you are:

  • Buying a quality wine of origin!
  • Supporting local growers and the jobs they create!
  • Giving back to Ontario’s economy and the environment!

Finding Your Favourite Ontario Wine

Ontario Wineries are ready to serve!

Grape growing has been going on in Ontario for longer than you may realize, and the earliest grape growing operations date back to the first European settlements. Ontario growers and wineries have been perfecting the art of making quality wine ever since.

Local wineries in Ontario have been producing award-winning VQA and 100% Ontario wines for generations. Some families have been in the industry for six, seven and even eight generations!


How can you discover the excellent products Ontario has to offer?


You can buy VQA and 100% Ontario wines in a number of ways. You can:

  • Find them at your local LCBO outlet or LCBO online.
  • Ask your local restaurant if they have VQA wines available for takeout with your food order.
  • Visit a local winery and purchase at its on-premise store or online outlet.
  • Find them at retail wine kiosks and at select grocery stores.


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