Welcome to Pelee Island Winery, Canada's warmest and southernmost appellation.
One of only four “Designated Viticultural Areas” in Ontario, Pelee Island is home to over 500 acres of vitis vinifera vineyards. Here in an internationally recognized microclimate created by its extreme southerly latitude and the moderating effect of Lake Erie, the vines of Pelee Island Winery enjoy Canada’s longest growing season, and thrive in the island’s rich limestone-based soils. The combination of sun, soil, lake and latitude create ideal grape-growing conditions, and provide the source of Pelee Island Winery’s Award-Winning Wines.
Pelee Island is one of Canada's true gems of nature and a perfect destination for a day trip or weekend getaway.
Interactive winery tours are offered at Pelee Island Winery in Kingsville 7 days a week, throughout the year.
Tours start with a brief wine making video followed by a walk through the heart of Canada's leading largest estates winery. The tour concludes with a tasting of Pelee Island wines from our cellar.
ON THE ISLAND- THE PAVILION
The island is home to our vineyards and pavilion where several tours are available between May and October. Tours include the pavilion and a wine seminar. Monday through Friday, we offer a group package featuring a walking tour of our facility, sampling of five unique wines and a BBQ lunch.
Tour the Pavilion grounds, learn about some of the island and the winery's unique history; the reason why it's is such a great place to grow grapes. The wine appreciation seminar will also give you an inside look at the process of making wine.
Knowledgeable tour guides will inform you on the historical and mechanical design of our antique European Grape Press. They also provide an overview of the fine art of corks; how they are made and why a good cork is so important to great wine. The 'Vine to Wine' process is highlighted by a video presentation in our theatre room. Finally, the Tasting Room provides guests with a sensory evaluation and appreciation of some of our best vintages.
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