Welcome to AWO

Winemaking is a fun, rewarding & sociable hobby whether you’re making wine from grapes or starting out with a wine kit at home or having your wine made 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.   Read more about our site.

Important Information…

2024 Paul Dunseath Award Winner for Outstanding Service – Don Eastman

2023-2024 Schedule…

2023-11-30      Deadline for Membership updates & dues
2024-01-04      First date to submit Club Judging Request
2024-01-31      Last date to submit Club Judging Request
2024-03-02      First date for Club Judging
2024-03-24      Deadline to submit Motions for AGM
2024-05-05      Last date for Club Judging
2024-05-08      Deadline to submit entry request for AWO competition 
05-31 – 06-02   AWO Competition
2024-06-22      AWO Festival 2024

Freshly Pressed Updates

2024-06-23   Added  2024 AWO Competition Results
2024-04-29   Registration for our 55th Anniversary Celebration Festival – Vintage 55 Jubilee – is open
2024-03-29   Opening word documents is an issue with Google Chrome – use Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge
2024-03-11   Added  AWO competition files
2024-02-20   Added  2024 Festival – Vintage 55 Jubilee
2024-02-19   Added  Insurance details  under  ‘Membership Benefits’
2024-02-19   Added  AWO Code of Conduct  under ‘About Us’
2024-02-08   Added  2024 Club Competition information
2023-08-28   Added  Glenlake Vineyards to the list of Grape & Juice suppliers
2023-07-24   Added  AWC entry instructions at the end of the 2023 Competitions page
2023-07-24   Added  seminars to the Winemaking page – SO2, Sparkling Wine Yeast Creation & Thermoflash
2023-07-07   Added  Blank AWC Competition 2023 Bottle Tags  to bottom of Competition 2023 page
2023-06-26   Added  2023 AWO Competition Results
2023-05-22   Added  Blank AWO Bottle Entry Tag  to Competition page
2023-04-24   Opened up Registration for Festival 2023 Sippers Symposium  and  added AGM call information
2023-04-20   Added  Festival 2023 Sippers Symposium information
2023-04-13   Added  a link to purchase PH meter under Supplies & Equipment
2023-03-28   Added   2023 AWO Online Wine Registration link
2023-03-08   Added  2023 Club Entry Instructions
2023-02-24   Added  2023 AGM Call for Motions
2023-02-24   Updated  Wine Making Clubs  information
2023-01-04   Added   2023 Competition   including Club Judging Request form

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