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Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA)

The Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) designation represents quality and authenticity. It is a guarantee to the consumer that all of the grapes used in the production of wine are 100% Canadian grown and 100% from the region stated on the label. Additionally, should a label indicate a specific appellation, the grapes must be 100% sourced from that specific appellation.

The provinces of British Columbia and Ontario are the only provincial members of the Vintners Quality Alliance. VQA Ontario and the British Columbia Wine Authority are the regulatory bodies that ensure winemaking standards and labeling regulations are followed. Wineries must be a member of VQA, and all its wines must be approved by the VQA regulatory body annually before it can use the term VQA on their label.

To find out more about VQA in British Columbia and Ontario, please visit their respective sites below:

Manitoba Liquor Mart is a proud supporter of VQA wines. Please be sure to visit your local Liquor Mart and discuss with one of our knowledgeable Product Consultants.

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  • $17.99
    750 ml
    A medium - bodied, smooth, easy - drinking Baco Noir with fruity flavours of dark fruits. Notes of black currant, blackberries and sweet spice linger in the finish.
  • Summerhill Organic Red VQA 750 ml
    750 ml
    Deep, rich and savoury with notes of black and red fruit, leather, minerality, full body and low tanin.
    750 ml
    This classic take on a Cabernet Merlot blend pours a medium ruby, hinting at the red fruit focused nature of this wine. There’ s sour cherry, cranberry, red plum, and red currant on the nose with layers of toast, black pepper, smoke, blackberry leaf and earth along with an herbal quality which adds complexity. The palate has similar flavours to the nose with a creamy texture and very smooth tannins, making for a red wine which is perfectly suited for early enjoyment.
    750 ml
    On the nose there’ s notes of grapefruit, rose pedal, white flowers, lemon and a hint of lychee which gives the wine a tropical feel. The palate is off-dry with a beam of bright acidity that keeps the wine fresh and balanced. Flavours of white peach, lemon, honeysuckle, lychee, and bosc pear reveal themselves on the palate and continue into a clean finish.