The Clare Valley is a scenic, 90 minute drive from Adelaide with more than 40 cellar doors. It's a perfect stop-off to or from the Flinders Ranges.
Time to relax
The Clare Valley is a scenic, 90 minute drive from Adelaide. Relax and unwind as you meander through charming villages and wineries.
The Clare Valley has been making wine since the first grapes were planted in 1851. Today, there are more than 40 cellar doors along a narrow 25 mile corridor, between the towns of Auburn and Clare.
Eat and Drink
Five-star wineries are scattered throughout the Clare Valley. Its signature wine, Riesling, is among the world’s best.
When looking for stunning wineries, visit the towns of Clare, Sevenhill, Watervale, Mintaro, Auburn and Polish Hill River. The slopes, ridges and plains create distinct soil types and micro-climates in each region.
Clare Valley is also home to an emerging gourmet food scene with a number of excellent dining options. Pick up a gourmet picnic basket from the many wineries, stop at a farm gate store and buy direct from the producer, and have lunch at Skillogalee with a view over the cottage garden and vineyard.
Drive the Valley
Every town in the Clare Valley has a story.
Drive to some unforgettable views above Stanley Flat and Blyth. Pockets of vines, farmland and native bush carpet rolling hills and vast plains. The vistas change with every season.
Another scenic drive not to be missed takes you from Sevenhill to Mintaro. This atmospheric village has quaint historic buildings, boutique accommodation and sensational food and wine.
Walk the Valley
There’s a lot to admire about the Clare Valley from your car but it’s no comparison to seeing it on foot or by bike. You can hire bikes when you arrive.
A fantastic way to experience the Clare Valley is on the Riesling and Rattler Trail, an easy cycle path that winds 20 miles through the countryside.
Cycle or walk through conservation parks to see stunning homes, waterfalls and beautiful blue gums that complement the region’s vineyards.
Several major walking and multi-use trails link Clare Valley towns. The Heysen Trail and Mawson Trail pass through the Clare Valley. Other trails branch out from them and take you to the heart of the region.