The European settlement of Peel dates back to 1829 when a visionary named Thomas Peel brought three ships of migrants from England for the Peel Settlement Scheme. Peel lies between the Swan District and Perth Hills to the north and Geographe to the south. The first vines were planted in the region in 1857.
However it was not until the 1970s that more significant developments have taken place in what has been a rapidly expanding area for numerous lifestyle activities.
The first commercial vineyard was established with a planting of Shiraz by Will Nairn at the Peel Estate in 1974. While most other varieties have also now been established, Shiraz remains the flagship variety for the region. The Peel region has also recently become home to some of Western Australia’s premium local produce providers, a great combination with the great diversity of wines and a spectacular natural backdrop.