rules governing our industry

Provincial laws regulate our industry very tightly. They provide the rules by which we and our customers must abide.  We've listed the key regulations here for your information.

 

  • Winemakers and their assistants must be of legal drinking age to use in-store winery services.

  • Sampling of wine prior to purchase is not permitted.

  • Sampling of wine prior to bottling (the day of) is limited to 170ml (five ounces) per batch by the winemaker whose name appears on the contract

  • Exchanging wines on–site with other winemakers is not permitted. 

  • Neither the on-premise winemaker nor his/her staff can add yeast to a batch of juice. This must be done by the customer. 

  • Customers must bottle their own wine; neither the winemaker nor his/her staff may bottle the wine on behalf of the customer. 

  • On-premise winemaking establishments cannot store wines for the customer once bottled.