The AGCO is responsible for authorizing wineries to sell VQA wine, fruit wine, honey wine and/or maple wine, as defined in Ontario Regulation 720 made under the Liquor Licence Act (eligible wine) at Ontario farmers’ markets.

A list of farmers’ markets where eligible wine is available can be found below.

Eligible Wineries

Wineries that wish to participate in the program must:

  • have a valid AGCO Manufacturer’s licence;
  • operate an authorized on-site winery retail store; and
  • produce one of the following types of eligible wine:
    • VQA wine” has the same meaning as “Vintners Quality Alliance wine” (VQA wine) in section 2 of the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999.
    •  “Fruit wine” means Ontario wine that,
      1. is produced from fruit grown in Ontario, other than grapes, and;
      2. is not produced using any combination of the concentrated juice of apples grown outside of Ontario
    • “Honey wine” means a wine described in clause (b) of the definition of “Ontario wine” in subsection 1(1) of the Liquor Licence Act (LLA).
    • “Maple wine” means Ontario wine that is produced by the alcoholic fermentation of Ontario maple syrup or another Ontario maple product.

For more information about this program, please see: