The Clare Valley is home to a vibrant food industry. Its wineries and restaurants are set among beautiful hills, vines and plains.
Some of the world's best wineries
When looking for wineries in the Clare Valley, head to 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.
Food and wine in the Clare Valley is superb. Sit back, relax and treat your senses.
Best of the best
Five-star rated wineries are scattered throughout the Clare Valley and its signature wine, Riesling, is among the world’s best. There are more than 30 wineries to see and the views from many of them are breathtaking.
Annie’s Lane at Quelltaler and Grosset Wines sit on a crowded winery "top shelf". Reilly’s Wines, Clos Clare and Kilikanoon Wines are among some of the stunning boutique producers.
The Clare Valley’s pioneering heritage remains strong and the very first of Australia’s gourmet weekends was held in the Clare Valley in 1984. Today, thousands of people flock to Clare each May to celebrate the end of vintage at the Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend.
Like the wineries, there is food to please every palate. From country style pub meals to contemporary fine dining, there’s wine to match your food, and food to match your mood! Taste the real Clare Valley by sampling locally-produced olive oils, preserves, pickles and cured meats.
Farm gate sales and markets
Patly Hill Farm is one of many companies that that sell their produce right at their front gate. Many wineries and shops are brimming with food to sample and take home. Remember to visit one of the monthly markets for a taste of what the fuss is all about.
Eat Local SA
Eat like a local in the Clare Valley with olive oil, carob, free range chickens, eggs, lamb, organic flour and pasta all produced in the region. Eat Local is an easy way for you to eat and buy authentic South Australian food. Look for the Eat Local signs or visit Eat Local SA.