Welcome to Clare Valley

Clare Valley – A Taste of the Country


Just 90 minutes north of Adelaide, the Clare Valley is a hidden gem of historic villages and wineries in a picturesque valley famed for its wine and pioneering heritage. Considered the home of Australian Riesling, you’ll find there’s much more on offer as you ride your bike along the Riesling Trail or explore historic mining towns like Burra.

Clare Valley Top 10

  • 1 Wine tasting
  • 2 Cycle the Riesling Trail
  • 3 Sevenhill Cellars
  • 4 Burra Heritage Passport
  • 5 The Little Red Grape
  • 6 Art and craft galleries
  • 7 Mount Surmon Wines
  • 8 Clare Golf Club
  • 9 Skillogalee Winery
  • 10 Annie's Lane Cellar Door


Rich History

Fleeing religious persecution, Jesuit priests planted the first vines in Clare Valley in 1851 and sacramental wine is still produced at Seven Hill Cellars. Discover the fascinating history of the region exploring heritage towns and trails, boutique wineries, museums and galleries.

 

Food and Wine

The Clare Valley offers a taste of authentic country life at the foot of the Flinders Ranges and Outback. It’s well known as a picturesque wine region, with more than 40 cellar doors serving sensational Rieslings.

The valley is also home to an emerging gourmet food scene, and you can taste the best locally grown produce served up in beautiful historic buildings.

 

Walking & Cycling Trails

There’s a lot to admire about the Clare Valley from your car but it’s no comparison to seeing it on foot. Walk through conservation parks to see historic homes, waterfalls and beautiful blue gum trees that complement the region’s vineyards. Several walking and multi-use trails link Clare Valley towns, including the Heysen Trail and Mawson Trail. Lose yourself in the hedge maze at Mintaro. Consisting of over 800 conifers and featuring fountains and twists and turns to trick even the most committed explorer, the Mintaro Maze is a truly water-wise garden, having not been watered since 2000.

hirea bike and cycle the scenic Riesling Trail that links local towns, passing restaurants, cafes and cellar doors. Cycle it in under three hours or complete it in stages. Three loop trails return you to your starting point, without having to backtrack.

 

Accommodation

There’s no shortage of accommodation options in the Clare Valley, from charming hosted or self-contained bed and breakfast cottages, to hotels, motels and luxury country estates. Farm stays, caravan parks and camping grounds are also available.

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Events

The Clare Valley boasts attractions and events for all interests. At the annual Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend local wineries open their doors to the public and offer tastings of their wines accompanied by gourmet food and entertainment. Music lovers will enjoy the annual A Day On The Green concert, and the Clare Valley Easter Races is a fun day out for the whole family.

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