Clare Valley

Clare Valley

The Clare Valley is a boutique wine region, set in a landscape of Australian bush and well-kept charming vineyards. You'll find more than 50 cellar doors between the towns of Auburn and Clare, along a stunning 40km corridor. 

For a quick guide to what is available download the regional fact sheet on the Clare Valley

The charmingly secluded Clare Valley is the ‘heart of Australian Riesling’ and home to a vibrant food and wine industry. Explore the rolling countryside, heritage towns, restaurants and art galleries and cycle among the vines on the 35-kilometre Riesling Trail. Pick up a gourmet picnic basket from one of many wineries or stop at a farm gate store and buy direct from the producer.

Rich in European and natural heritage, the region owes much to the boom times of copper mining in the mid-19th century. This history is evident in the towns of Kapunda, Mintaro and Burra. Each has self-guided tours and walks, and excellent museums.

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Best way to Travel

Clare Valley is a two-hour drive north of Adelaide. There are daily coach services from Adelaide to Clare and surrounding towns. A great way to experience the Clare Valley is walking or cycling along the Riesling Trail, taking detours to wineries and other attractions. It is recommended visitors have their own vehicle to explore the region or take an organised or private tour.

Must See & Do

Clare Valley

Burra’s unique Heritage Passport allows the visitor access to nine locked sites, including the Monster Mine area, Redruth Gaol, the underground Unicorn Brewery cellars and the Dugouts. A comprehensive guide book details 49 historic sites over an 11 kilometre driving trail.

Take an easy bike ride along the 35 kilometre Riesling Trail named after the grape and wine variety the region is famous for. Ride among the vines, right up to cellar doors, restaurants and cafes. The trail has a compacted surface and easy gradient which makes it ideal for cyclists of all levels.

Sevenhill Cellars is the oldest winery in the region, established in 1851 by Jesuits priests who planted vines to make sacramental wine. While this tradition continues today Sevenhill is also highly regarded for premium table wines. It is worth a visit to the cellar door and to tour the underground cellars and crypt.

The Clare Valley boasts more than 50 cellar doors between the towns of Auburn and Clare, some operating out of stone cottages, heritage buildings, state-of-the art structures and farm sheds. The region is also home to some of the oldest wineries and cellar doors in the state and besides Riesling, the Clare Valley is is also fast becoming known for its Shiraz and Cabernet.