Clare Valley Just 90 minutes north of Adelaide

Discover an untouched gem, the nation’s home of Riesling via a 90-minute drive north of Adelaide. Here, in the Clare Valley, you can sample an authentic taste of country Australia amid a landscape of bush, vineyards and farms.

Its boutique wineries regularly win national and international awards, while fresh local produce can be found at markets, bakeries, restaurants and farm shops. 

With its crisp rieslings, historic townships and stunning scenery, the Clare Valley is the ideal place to hide away from the rest of the world. Meet friendly locals, and enjoy seriously good food that represents the region.

Many artists also call the Clare Valley home, showcasing their work in cellar doors and local galleries.

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A weekend in Clare Valley

The Clare Valley is the perfect place to escape and disappear into a world of country hospitality and secluded hideaways.

The region is home to an emerging gourmet food and wine scene, with more than 30 cellar doors along a 40km corridor between Auburn and Clare.

Hire a bicycle and take on the Riesling Trail. Pack your bike’s basket full of local treats on the way through and prepare for a feast. The trail takes you directly past Mr Mick Cellar Door and Kitchen – perfect for a mid-morning brunch stop. Get off the beaten track and visit Skillogalee Wines for lunch before cruising back to town, past vineyards and bushland.

Gather your day’s fresh produce and local treat finds and cosy up for a picnic dinner under the stars.

If you're based in the city, but want to try some of the Clare Valley's best produce, head to the East End Cellars for their once-a-week wine tasting, or book in for their tasting flights which include the wine of the week matched with locally made cheese and cured meats. Explore what makes Riesling such a popular wine, with Rieslings to taste from the Clare Valley and the Adelaide Hills, along with wines from interstate and overseas.

Koerner Wines, Clare Valley
Koerner Wines, Clare Valley

The Land of Unbeatable Riesling

You'll find more than 50 cellar doors between the towns of Auburn and Clare, along a stunning 40km corridor. Five-star wineries are scattered throughout the Clare Valley; its signature wine, Riesling, is among the world’s best. When looking for awarded cellar doors, visit the towns of Clare, Sevenhill, Watervale, Mintaro, Auburn and Polish Hill River. Pick up a gourmet picnic basket from one of many wineries or stop at a farm gate store and buy direct from the producer. Top it all off with lunch at Skillogalee, Terroir Auburn or Seed Winehouse, enjoying beautiful views over the valley.

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