TORONTO, April 16, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, is pleased to launch the 2012 'Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Ontario Wines'.
This annual competition was created in 2011 and was enthusiastically welcomed by Ontario's wine industry. It is open to all VQA Ontario wines, and will select only those that meet a certain level of 'excellence'. Up to four wines may be submitted per winery, and there is no charge to enter. All submitted wines must be commercially available.
Development of this award came as a result of consultation with industry stakeholders across Ontario including the Winery and Grower Alliance of Ontario, the Grape Growers of Ontario, the Wine Council of Ontario, and the Canadian Food & Wine Institute at Niagara College.
The deadline for this year's entry form submission is Friday, May 11th, and the bottle submission window is Thursday, May 31st, and Friday, June 1st.
For further information, program guidelines, and entry forms, go to: www.lt.gov.on.ca
For further information:
Mr. Anthony Hylton
Office of the Lieutenant Governor