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Growing Regions of

Canada

Ontario

British Columbia

2

What are

British Columbia
'Wines of Marked Quality'?

A listing of regulations, styles, alcohol, and growing region requirements for wine of British Columbia to carry this designation.

Wine must be made from 100% British Columbia Vitus Vinifera* grapes.
(*Icewine can also be made from Vidal)

3

What are the 

British Columbia
'Wines of Marked Quality'

'Wine of Distinction'?

(9)

Table Wine

Blanc de Noirs Wine
(still white wine - 85% red varietals)

Nouveau Wine
(partial carbonic required)

Sparkling Wine & Aromatic Sparkling Wine
(8.5% min ABV)

Traditional Method Sparkling Wine

Methode Cuvee Close Sparkling Wine

Fortified Wine

Liqueur Wine

Solera Wine

4

What are the

British Columbia
'Wine of Marked Quality'

'VQA Certified Wine' Styles?

(7)

These include the 9 
'Wines of Distinction'

Icewine

Sparkling Icewine

Late Harvest Wine

Select Late Harvest Wine

Special Select Late Harvest Wine

Vin de Cure Wine
(dried grape wine)

Meritage
(Rd, W)
(min 2 BDX varietals, none >90%)

5

What are the 

ABV requirements of

Fortified & Liqueur Wines of
'Wine of Marked Quality'?

14.9% - 20% ABV

6

What are the

ABV requirements of

NON Fortified & Liqueur Wines of
'Wine of Marked Quality'?

7% - 20% ABV

7

What are the

Sparkling Wine requirements of

'Wines of Distinction'?

~8.5% min ABV~

4 bars min pressure

Brut: 15 g/l max RS
Extra-Dry: 15-25 g/l RS
Dry: 25-35 g/l RS
Semi-Dry: 35-50 g/l RS
Sweet: 50g/l min RS

NV 'Traditional Method' aging
*9 months min on lees

Vintage 'Traditional Method' aging
*12 months min on lees

Transfer method allowed for wines labeled:
'Traditional Method'
over 1.5L size

8

What are the requirements for

'Wines of Distinction'
Varietal Wines?

85% of the stated varietal

If more than 1 varietal is listed they must appear in descending order.

9

What are the requirements for

'Wines of Distinction'
Vintage Wines?

85% of stated vintage

All wines must be vintage except:
Sparkling
Fortified
Liqueur

10

What are the requirements for

'Wines of Distinction'
Estate Bottled?

100% from the same vintage

Land must be owned or controlled by the labeling winery.

Must be produced & bottled at the labeling winery, and from the same GI as the labeling winery.
(must be smaller than BC)

If fortified, the distillation of the fortifying spirit must take place at the labeling winery.

11

What are the rules for Regional labeling in Ontario?

Regional VQA (Ontario)
-100% of grapes must be grown there.

Viticulural Area VQA
(Niagara Peninsula; Lake Erie North Shore; or Prince Edward County)
-85% of grapes must be grown there.

Sub-VQA (eg: Twenty Mile Bench)
-100% of grapes must be grown there

12

What is the minimum ABV of

Table Wine in Ontario?

7% min ABV - 14.9% max ABV

13

What is 

Vin de Curé?

A dried grape wine made in the Vin de Paille method.

Must be dried to at least 27° Brix.