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Schedule

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

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

Fall
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
  • 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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Vin Villa Behind the Gates Tour & Cellar Tasting
1 hour

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 50 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.

FASCINATING HISTORICAL EXPERIENCE

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.

WINE TASTING

Enjoy a private wine tasting of first wine to wear the Vin Villa label since 1914, served to you in Canada's oldest wine cellar.

COMMEMORATIVE GIFT

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: