Produce your wine in Quebec, within the geographical area defined for the PGI.
Be a producer of still, sparkling and / or sweet wines.
Possess an artisanal production permit.
Produce at least 50% of the total weight of the fresh grapes or must used in the preparation of the product(s).
No non-compliance reported during the inspection.
Chemical analysis results that meet the canadian food standards.
A product validated by our approval committee.
Labeling that meets the required requirements.
In a nut shell, « conformité » is the watchword!
The PGI designation, one step at a time
Familiarize yourself with the specifications. You will find the document on the CARTV website or by contacting the CVAQ.
Complete the certification request form and send it to Ecocert Canada.
Once your eligibility has been confirmed, submit your registration form and the requested documents. Make sure you meet the deadline.
Ecocert Canada analyzes your documents and contacts you for any missing information.
Your inspector will contact you to schedule an inspection at your operating site.
The inspector observes whether your product development process meets the required requirements (vines, winemaking, storage, labeling, register and documentation).
The inspection report is analyzed and a decision is issued. You now have 30 days to present an adjusted action plan. Corrections must be implemented before the certification of the final product(s).
Send your product sample to a recognized laboratory. PGI chemical analyzes are carried out.
For each of your wines, present to our approval committee a sample of the final product, your chemical analysis in accordance with PGI standards and your signed technical sheet.
Before printing, provide all of your labels and labeled packaging to Ecocert Canada to confirm their compliance.
The final decision is made and a certificate is issued for each of your vintages. Congratulations! You are now part of the beautiful and large family of products here certified PGI.
You can now put your product – proudly displaying its appellation – on the market.
Maintain your PGI product inventory. Fill out and send us the forms provided for this purpose whenever necessary.
To obtain the IGP designation for one of your wines, you must first request a quote from Ecocert:
Renewal: To renew your PGI designation, you have until October 15 of each year to complete the document. To do this, it is the Ecocert certifier who communicates directly with the winegrowers who already have PGI wines.
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