The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Official Legislative Assembly Wine Program

Each year since 1991, in an event hosted by the Speaker, the Members of the Ontario Legislative Assembly have selected a red wine and a white wine to be the official wines of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for the next full year.

Wineries from the Ontario winery regions of the Niagara Peninsula, Lake Erie North Shore, Pelee Island, and Prince Edward County offer select red and white wine vintages for tasting by the Members of the Legislative Assembly. To ensure that as many wineries as possible have the opportunity to participate, a different group is invited each year by the Grape Growers of Ontario to submit wines to the tasting event.

Wines submitted to the tasting competition must meet the Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) standard.

Members of the Legislative Assembly vote for the red wine and white wine they would like to be the official wine of the Legislative Assembly. The selected wines become the Legislative Assembly Private Label Wines, which will be served exclusively at Legislative Assembly functions. The selected wines are not available for purchase by the public, although they are available to diners at In Camera, the Legislative Dining Room.

YearRed Wine   White Wine
2017 2016 Sleeping Giant, Marechal Foch-Baco Noir
Sandbanks Winery, Wellington
2016 Pinot Grigio
Reif Estate Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake
2016 2013 Jack Rabbit Red, Cabernet Merlot
The Hare Wine Co., Niagara-on-the-Lake
2015 Süssreserve Riesling
Angels Gate Winery, Beamsville
2015 2013 Pinot Noir
Between the Lines Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake
2014 White Organic Blend
Southbrook Vineyards, Niagara-on-the-Lake
2014 2013 Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot Blend
Burning Kiln Winery, St. Williams
2013 Pinot Grigio
Fielding Estate Winery, Beamsville
2013 2010 Corposo
Colaneri Estate Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake
2011 Cavallone Pinot Grigio
Colaneri Estate Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake
2012 2011 The Conspiracy Cabernet Sauvignon
The Foreign Affair Estate Winery, Vineland
2009 Burning Ambition Riesling/Gewurztraminer
Stonechurch Vineyards, Niagara-on-the-Lake
2011 2010 Strip Room
Burning Kiln Winery, St. Williams
2009 Riesling
Good Earth Food and Wine Co., Beamsville
2010 2007 Cabernet Merlot
Marynissen Estates, Niagara-on-the-Lake
2008 Pinot Grigio
Joseph’s Estate Wines, Niagara-on-the-Lake
2009 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Reif Estate Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake
2007 Riesling
Colchester Ridge Estate Winery, Harrow
2008 Meritage
Stoney Ridge Winery, Vineland
Black Prince Winery, Picton
2007 Cabernet Franc
Fielding Estate Winery, Beamsville
Riesling Semi-Dry
Fielding Estate Winery, Beamsville
2006 2003 Estate Bottled Cabernet Franc
Featherstone Estate Winery, Vineland
2004 Chardonnay
Huff Estates, Bloomfield
2005 2001 Cabernet
Mountain Road Wine Company, Beamsville
2003 Chardonnay
Angels Gate Winery, Beamsville
2004 2000 Merlot Reserve
Joseph’s Estate Wines, Niagara-on-the-Lake
2002 Chardonnay
Harbour Estate Winery, Jordan Station
2003 2000 Cabernet Merlot
Pelee Island Winery, Pelee Island
2001 Collector’s Choice Chardonnay
Hillebrand Estates Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake
2002 2000 Cabernet Merlot
Reif Estate Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake
2000 Riesling
Eastdell Estate Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake
2001 1999 Baco Noir
Henry of Pelham, Niagara-on-the-Lake
1999 Premium Select Chardonnay
Pelee Island Winery, Pelee Island
2000 1998 Bench Cabernet Franc
Stoney Ridge Cellars, Vineland
1998 Bench Chardonnay
Stoney Ridge Cellars, Vineland
1999 1997 Baco Noir
Hernder Estate Winery, St. Catharines
1997 Dry Riesling
Cave Spring Cellars, Jordan