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VQA laws in Canada

1999 - VQA laws in Canada

Every VQA wine is required by law to adhere to the following criteria: No concentrates are allowed in wine production; all grapes used must meet a quality criteria for each type (determined by the natural sugar level in the ripe grapes); When making wine, water cannot be added; The wine in the bottle must be accurately and truthfully represented on the label; All wines must be vintage-dated and comply with vintage standards, with the exception of table wines, sparkling wines, and fortified wines; Before being made available, all finished wines must pass stringent quality tests as determined by a panel of professional tasters and laboratory analysis.

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