VQA Ontario

Because wine is so intimately connected to its point of origin, Ontario established its own governing wine authority, the Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA), in 1988. As a dedicated advocate on behalf of the Ontario wine industry, Cave Spring Cellars co-founder, Len Pennachetti, played an instrumental role in the founding of the VQA, and served as president and chair of the organization between 1994 and 2005, overseeing the passage into provincial legislation of the Vintners Quality Alliance Act of 1999.

In addition to creating, monitoring and enforcing Ontario’s strict appellation system, the VQA also acts as a wine authority in partnership with the government to ensure the highest standards of quality.

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