Cheers to the Wines of Ontario

Local Love

Ontario is home to an incredible collection of winemakers, distillers and brewers, who all need our support now more than ever. Join us in raising a glass to these innovative producers and the world-class offerings they’re crafting right in our own backyard.

Cheers to the Wines of Ontario

As we spend more time close to home, there’s no better time to explore Ontario’s VQA wines. Made with 100% Ontario grapes and crafted to exacting standards, these captivating wines showcase the distinctive flavours and award-winning varietals of our province’s renowned wine regions, from Niagara to Prince Edward County to Lake Erie. Not to mention, the VQA wineries behind each bottle are an integral part of Ontario, creating jobs in our communities and supporting other local businesses, from farmers to restaurant partners. So when you choose VQA, everybody wins.

Vinyards
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VQA Spring Fizz

1 ½ oz VQA Vidal Icewine
½ oz Canadian rye whisky
½ oz lemon juice
1 tbsp apricot jam
1 dashes aromatic bitters
VQA sparkling brut
A lemon twist, for garnish

Add icewine, whisky, lemon juice, apricot jam and bitters to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously. Add ice and shake again until chilled. Strain into an ice-filled fizz glass or tumbler. Top with brut and garnish with lemon twist.

Makes 1 cocktail



Saluting Our Local Brewers & Cideries

Ontario’s craft producers have changed the way we think about beer and cider, introducing us to a new world of exciting flavours, innovative styles and cans that look as good as they taste. As a vital part of more than 110 communities across Ontario, these homegrown pioneers continue to employ thousands, contribute to their local economies and craft exceptional brews and ciders. We’ll toast to that!

Saluting Our Local Brewers & Cideries


Celebrating the Spirit of Ontario


Ontario craft distillers bring a uniquely local flavour to our favourite spirits. Hand-crafted in small batches with ingredients grown here at home, it's no wonder these high-quality spirits are racking up awards in Canada and around the world. And the distillers deserve kudos too. Many have shown their support for Ontario by using their  equipment to create hand sanitizers to help combat the Covid-19 crisis. Now that's the spirit!



Here’s to Ontario Cool!

Coolers in cans have come a long way, with Ontario makers putting a fresh spin on these on-trend drinks. Discover a dazzling array of must-try styles and flavours, from lemonade with a floral twist and low-carb seltzers to modern takes on classic cocktails. Bonus! When you stock your fridge with Ontario-made coolers, you’re supporting the local producers who give back to our province.

Here’s to Ontario Cool!


Celebrate Local with Food & Drink Recipes

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Plum and Parmigiano Salad with Red-Wine-Fennel Syrup

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Apricot & Halloumi Skewers

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Caprese Sandwich with Roast Chicken & Peaches

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Grilled Corn & Vegetable Salad with Chimichurri

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Pickled Peppers, Carrots and Zucchini Spears

Get these pickled peppers, carrots and zucchini spears recipes

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Sour Cherry Pie with Candied Almond Semifreddo