The popular Shores of Erie Wine Festival has been cancelled.

The Amherstburg event was scheduled for Sept. 10-13.

Organizers say any decision regarding a possible return of the event in 2016 will be made at a later date.

A trial for several of the festival's board members got underway in March. They, along with Sobeys Amherstburg, face 11 charges under the Liquor Licence Act of Ontario.

The charges are connected to a fatal car crash on Sept. 6, 2014, that killed 18-year-old Emily Bernauer, who had been working at the Sobeys booth at the festival.

According to police, a post-mortem toxicology report found alcohol and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the victim’s system at the time of the collision.

There are also reports the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario was investigating the special occasions permit for the festival.

At last check, the festival had not secured a permit for the 2015 event.