Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards Annoucement
On behalf of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, I am writing to let you know about an exciting change to the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Ontario Wines.
Since 2011, this program has recognized the finest VQA Ontario wines and the best that Ontario wineries have to offer. As we move into our sixth year, we have been exploring new ways to bring attention to the exceptional work of our province's wine industry.
I am therefore pleased to announce that we are joining with the Ontario Wines Awards to present the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Ontario Wines as a new top-tier, best-in-show prize category.
Full details will be made public in the coming weeks, in time for the 2016 judging season.
The Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Ontario Wines has been a remarkable success thanks to the dedicated work of partners across the industry. We are particularly grateful to the Canadian Food and Wine Institute at Niagara College, the Grape Growers of Ontario, Wine Marketing Association of Ontario, the Wine Council of Ontario, the Winery and Grower Alliance of Ontario, VQA Ontario, and the many dedicated judges and volunteers. We look forward to their continued efforts to celebrate the best of Ontario's world-class wines.
In closing, I thank you for your involvement with our wine awards program and hope that you will continue to support the Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Excellence in Ontario Wines for many years to come.
The Wine Awards Team