Freshly Pressed Updates
2017-02-12 2017 Competition information & forms
2016-10-31 2016 AWC Competition Results & moved website to cloud web host – HostHero
2016-08-05 updated Constitution & Bylaws, Board of Directors, Membership Fee, Competition Results
2016-06-04 2016 AWO Competition Results
2016-03-30 2016 AGM – Meeting and Medals
2016-03-30 2016 AWO Competition Drop Off Points
2016-03-30 new Resource Links (Wine Calculators, Experience of wine drinking including food pairing & History of wine)
2016-01-29 2016 Competition Files
2016-01-29 Organizing Wines into Flights (added to ‘Membership Tips’ & ‘2016 Competition’)
2016-01-20 added link to Google Groups Winetalk site on ‘Winetalk‘ page
2016-01-07 List of Clubs & Representatives
2015-12-17 Updated Club Competition Procedure
2015-06-27 2015-2016 AWO Directors
2015-06-27 2015 Festival pictures
2015-06-11 ‘Kevin Panagapka Sparkling presentation‘ under Winemaking/Advanced
2015-06-11 ‘Dr Tom Schulz Stinky Wine presentation‘ under Winemaking/Advanced
2015-06-07 2015 AWO competition results
2015-04-06 Changed the bottle tags doc so that it is easier to remove labels you don’t want to print out
2015-02-05 Link to KW website from ‘Other Links’ & Clubs/KW – http://kwwinemakersguild.com/
2014-12-09 AWOnews issue 59 – Fall / Winter 2014
2014-09-28 New pick under ‘Links & Resources’ called ‘Supplies & Equipment‘
2014-09-11 Added ‘Tips‘ under ‘Membership’
2014-09-11 Added 25 Winemaking articles under Winemaking tab
2014-02-13 ‘Better-TopUp’ link in Winemaking/Basic
2014-01-18 Updated Winetalk info
Welcome to our website !
Winemaking is a fun, rewarding & sociable hobby whether you’re making wine from grapes or starting out with a kit at home or at a U-Vint or Brew on Premise facility. At the end of the day, our goal is to enjoy a glass of good wine with like-minded friends. Can it get any better?
Amateur Winemakers of Ontario is an association of winemaking clubs located in Ontario, Canada. For people who are not a member of a club we invite them to join as Members At Large so we can provide them with the benefits of membership and the ability to compete in our annual competition.
Our Annual competition is the largest amateur wine competition in Canada. It’s a great way to obtain an independent evaluation, by trained judges, of your wine which helps to improve your winemaking skills.
Check out the ‘About Us’ tab for our history, list of directors, and our constitution & bylaws.
Under the ‘Membership’ tab, you will discover all of the benefits that come with belonging to our organization.
This includes a list of our current clubs, how to create a club of your own and how to access Winetalk, our online forum (you need to be a member to access Winetalk). Winetalk allows you to post technical questions and various members, with their years of winemaking experience, will correspond with their insights on the issue.
You can also view our newsletters & picture gallery.
The ‘Competition’ tab has all of the information you need to compete at the next competition with your homemade wines (class descriptions, competition procedure, entry form, bottle tags) and to find results forpreviousyears.
Many members compete to receive an independent evaluation of their wines and for bragging rights.
The ‘Festival’ tab will have the current information for this year’s convention.
Every year we hold a Festival/Convention where we get a chance to meet & network with new members and see old friends from the many different clubs.
The Festival is hosted by a different group of clubs each year (usually based on geographic location).
At the Festival, there are various seminars & tastings and there are suppliers selling their wares.
This once a year event is a great venue for learning what’s new in the world of winemaking.
We also find out the results of the Ontario competition and enjoy each other’s wines & food at the club showcase.
Under the ‘Winemaking’ tab, we have articles written by our members and others in the winemaking community.
Find out where to buy grapes, juice & winemaking supplies on the ’Links & Resources’ tab.
We also have links to all kinds of other wine related websites.
Use the ‘Search‘ feature at the top of the screen to find information.
You can contact us with questions using the ’Contact Us’ button.
To join, use the ‘Join Us’ button and fill in the information required.