O. Reg. 395/12: RULES OF VINTNERS QUALITY ALLIANCE ONTARIO RELATING TO TERMS FOR VQA WINE

Link to law: http://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r12395
Published: 2012-12-10

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Ontario regulation 395/12

made under the

Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999

Made: December 4, 2012
Approved: December 5, 2012
Filed: December 10, 2012
Published on e-Laws: December 11, 2012
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: December 29, 2012


Amending O. Reg. 406/00

(RULES OF VINTNERS QUALITY ALLIANCE ONTARIO RELATING TO TERMS FOR VQA WINE)

1. Ontario Regulation 406/00 is amended by adding the following section before the heading “VQA Declarations”:

3.1 A label or container of approved wine may designate more than one viticultural area only if,

(a) the primary appellation of origin of the wine appears on the principal display panel of the label or container;

(b) the wine is not otherwise disqualified from using the more specific appellation terms for technical reasons prescribed in this Regulation;

(c) the entire content of the wine by appellation is disclosed, in descending order and including the percentage of content of each appellation component of the wine;

(d) the additional appellations, after the primary appellation of origin of the wine, appear in a font size no larger than that of the primary appellation; and

(e) 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 the wine.

2. (1) Table 2 of the Regulation is amended by striking out Column 5 of items 1, 2, 3 and 4 under the subheading “VQA — Viticultural Area — VQA” in Column 1 and substituting the following:

 


A wine designated by a viticultural area shall be produced and labelled as a varietal wine or as a non-varietal wine in accordance with the requirements in this Table.
 
The viticultural area shall denote the origin of the grapes, not the location of the processing facility.
 
A label may designate multiple viticultural areas but only to describe the actual percentage content from each and every viticultural area component of the wine.



(2) Column 2 of item 13 of Table 2 to the Regulation under the subheading “Wine Categories” in Column 1 is amended by striking out “The wine shall be surcharged with carbon dioxide gas to a pressure not less than 300 kPa at 10°C” and substituting “The wine shall be surcharged with carbon dioxide gas to a pressure not less than 300 kPa at 20°C”.

(3) Column 2 of item 17.1 of Table 2 to the Regulation under the subheading “Wine Categories” in Column 1 is amended by striking out “The wine shall be surcharged with carbon dioxide gas to a pressure not less than 200 kPa and not more than 300 kPa at 10ºC” and substituting “The wine shall be surcharged with carbon dioxide gas to a pressure not less than 200 kPa and not more than 300 kPa at 20ºC”.



Commencement

3. This Regulation comes into force on the later of January 1, 2013 and the day it is filed.

Made by:

Vintners Quality Alliance Ontario:

Brian Schmidt

Chair

Newman Smith

Treasurer

Date made: December 4, 2012.

I approve this Regulation.

Margarett R. Best

Minister of Consumer Services

Date approved: December 5, 2012.