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Celebrate local wine during Ontario Wine Week

Ontario’s grape-growers and winemakers are showing off their handiwork during Ontario Wine Week.

President of Ontario Southcoast Wineries and Growers Association Nick Vranckx says this is the perfect time for the community to visit a local winery.


Locally, it remains a waiting game for Norfolk County to be a Designated Viticultural Area, something that is given to a region only if its wine meets specific standards.

Vranckx says a good step forward to getting this designation is that fact that the wine region is growing in Norfolk, saying he wouldn’t be surprised to see the wine business double in our area over the course of a few years.

Meanwhile, Wine Council of Ontario president Richard Linley says the province’s independent craft wineries generate jobs, tourism, and revenue.

The council says more than 20-million liters of V-Q-A wine was sold last year.