Welcome & Conditions of Entry

Welcome to the entry process for the 2020 Ontario Wine Awards! Please enter your submissions for this year's judging over the next few screens. Please ensure you have ALL the required information for your wines before proceeding. CLICK HERE to download copies.

Only wines that qualify for VQA with a minimum commercial production quantity of 50 cases (25 cases of Icewine) will be accepted. You may enter any vintage you choose.

1. Deadline for ALL entries AND arrival of wine at consolidation points is Thursday, April 9, 2020.
2. Each entry costs $84.75 ($75.00 plus 13% HST).

1. After entering your wines please mail the mandatory TWO ORIGINAL LABELS for each wine entered with your cheque. DO NOT send with your wine shipment. Cheque and labels are to be sent to the following and must be received by APRIL 30TH to be eligible for the Best Label Design Award:

Payable to:
Ontario Wine Awards
31 Oarsman Crescent
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2N 7S7
Attn: Tony Aspler

2. Three labeled bottles of each product entered must be submitted. In the case of products bottled in 375mL format, three half bottles must be submitted; five bottles of 200mL format. Packages and cases should be labeled “Ontario Wine Awards” and sent to a consolidation point most convenient for you. CLICK HERE for these locations. Please DO NOT package your wines using Styrofoam peanuts. This procedure is not necessary and hinders the process of unpacking the numerous bottles received.

1.  When required, entrants must be willing to provide wines for the Awards Presentation being held on June 4, 2020 at Niagara College, and also for the 'Winetario' Consumer Event being held on Wednesday, June 24 during Ontario Wine Week at George Brown College in Toronto.
2.  By entering the Ontario Wine Awards you are automatically enrolled in the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Ontario Wines. Top wines from the OWA will be evaluated by a separate panel of distinguished Master Sommeliers and Masters of Wine for the Lieutenant Governor’s Awards.
3.  A wine may be entered in one category only.
4.  There is no limit to the number of entries a winery may submit, or different vintages of the same wine, provided that each entry is clearly and separately identified by label.
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