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May 10-June 22:
Wed 1:10pm
Thur 1:10pm
Fri 1:10pm
Sat 1:10pm
Sun 1:10pm

June 23-Sept 4):
Mon 1:10pm
Wed 1:10 & 4:10
Thur 1:10 & 4:10
Fri 1:10pm
Sat 1:10 & 4:10
Sun 1:10 & 4:10

Sept 5-Oct 15:
Wed 1:10pm
Thur 1:10pm
Fri 1:10pm
Sat 1:10pm
Sun 1:10pm


  • Guided tour of Ruins, Cellars and Grounds led by an experienced Island Ambassador
  • Wine Tasting
  • Hulda’s Rock Legend told from the Stone Amphitheatre
  • Limited Edition Replica bronze medallion 

Additional Information

  • Booking online in advance is highly recommended to guarantee your spot on the tour
  • For those under 19 or non-wine drinkers, enjoy a handmade gourmet chocolate Vin Villa medallion
Tour starts at the Vin Villa gates located at 60 Sheridan Point Rd.

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Behind the Gates Vin Villa Tour & Tasting
1 hour 10 minutes

Fascinating and informative tour of Canada’s first Commercial Estate Winery. Often regarded as the most historically significant viticultural site in North America and one of the highest rated tours in the province.

During this 1hr 10 min gentle walking tour is where you will have your first look back into Pelee Island’s rich winemaking history, as you approach the 150-year-old ruins of Canada’s first commercial estate winery.


Descend below ground into the meticulously restored wine cellars with antique stained glass and a 48' chandelier suspended above a massive 28 seat timber wine tasting table.


Enjoy a wine tasting in Canada’s oldest wine cellar, compliments of our friends at the Pelee Island Winery.  (another DON’T MISS Pelee Island attraction)


Visit Hulda’s Rock Amphitheater where you can see Hulda’s Rock as you hear the Legend of Hulda’s Rock poem as told by your Island Ambassador.


To commemorate the memories created on your tour, all of our guests receive a prestigious limited edition replica Bronze Medallion representing the original bronze medallion won by Vin Villa Winery at the 1878 World’s Fair in Paris. Effectively recognizing quality wine production in North America at the worldwide level for the first time!

Come be a part of history while making a little of your own!

To book a private tour outside of regularly scheduled tours, see Behind the Gates Vin Villa Tour (private group) under Tours & Experiences.

  • $45*: Adult - includes medallion & wine tasting or gourmet chocolate
  • $37*: Senior - includes medallion & wine tasting or gourmet chocolate
  • $37*: Teens 13-18 includes medallion and gourmet chocolate
  • $21*: Children 12 & under: chocolate, no medallion or wine
  • * plus tax, $2 p.p. booking fee & 15% gratuity: