Pelee Island’s rich history of viticulture dates back to the 1850s. the 42nd parallel, the same latitude as many of the most famous wine-growing regions around the world such as Bordeaux, France, and Napa Valley, California. History and Modernization come together on Pelee for wine enthusiasts. Pelee Island Winery and Vineyards is a must-stop to have a taste of the Island. For the historical wine enthusiast, there is no better place to check out than Pelee Island’s #1 rated tour- the Vin Villa “Behind The Gates” Tour. Take a step back in time onto the property of the historic Vin Villa Estate, Canada’s first commercial and award-winning winery.