Wine Distributor and Importer Guide: Canada

Wine Distributor and Importer Guide: Canada (Updated 2024)

Canada has a unique structure with regards to its wine market which is governed by provincial liquor control boards that hold a monopoly on the market. However, each province has a government-controlled liquor control board which regulates liquor licensing, importation of alcoholic beverages, labelling, and packaging standards. In the province of Alberta, the alcohol market is completely open and private. Four Canadian provinces account for 94% of all wine sales in the country, and these are: Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia.

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