Member Benefits

Ontario Craft Wineries leads the growth and profitability of Ontario’s respected VQA wine sector – through strategic partnership and authoritative trusted advocacy.

Members benefit from OCW’s strong ties with the Ontario and federal governments. Some of the most significant laws and policies that the OCW has advocated for over the years include:

  • Establishment of the VQA appellation system
  • Federal excise tax relief for 100% domestic wines
  • Ability for wineries to sell directly to licensees/restaurants, at preferred margins
  • Expanded retail opportunities, including Farmers’ Markets and grocery or independent wine retailers
  • Expanded opportunities for small and medium wineries at the LCBO, and margin enhancements programs for VQA wine sales through the LCBO
  • Sunday Shopping for beverage alcohol, and especially at wineries (as part of an overall tourism focus)
  • Continued government support for the industry marketing program, including the Wine Country Ontario Travel Guide to the wineries of Ontario and the Wine Route

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