The province has announced up to 300 grocery stores across Ontario will be able to start selling wine this fall.
The announcement comes following receipt of the final recommendations of the Premier's Advisory Council on Government Assets, chaired by Ed Clark.
Wine will now be available for sale at up to 300 grocery stores. Additionally, fruit wines and craft cider will be included in a program that allows Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) Ontario wines to be sold at farmers markets.
Selected grocery stores across the province were approved to start selling beer last December. The province will now allow cider to be sold wherever beer is sold in grocery stores.
Eligibility of stores to sell wine will be determined through a bidding and authorization process, with the first 70 stores to be determined this fall.