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Exploring wineries in the Clare Valley

What to do in the Clare Valley

There's a lot to do in the Clare Valley. You'll find more than 40 wineries and vineyards, the historic Martindale Hall and the quirky Mintaro Maze.

Experience the Clare Valley

There are more than 40 wineries and vineyards, plus numerous galleries and museums in the Clare Valley. You'll also find fantastic restaurants, food and produce markets as well as sports for everyone.

Some of the wineries date back as far as the 1850s when Jesuit priests planted the first vines. Now there are more than 30 cellar doors in the region. They're mostly open between 10am till 5pm on weekends and most weekdays, but it's best to check before a visit.

Taste some of our best wine in the Clare Valley

Wine tasting is a must-do in the Clare Valley. Sample some of the best Riesling and Shiraz in Australia.

The heart of Australian Riesling

The region has been described as "the heart of Australian Riesling" and wine enthusiasts often make the pilgrimage to the Clare Valley to sample some of the world’s best Riesling or a palate-pleasing Shiraz.

Some of the most famous Australian wine families form part of the Clare Valley's 160 year history, including Taylors and Jim Barry Wines. With family at the heart of many of the wineries and cellar doors, you're guaranteed a warm welcome when you visit.

Explore by bike

Families won’t struggle for things to do in the Clare Valley. Cycle the Riesling and Rattler Trails and stop to enjoy a picnic lunch.

Take a ride on a miniature railway in Clare, lose yourself in a giant maze at Mintaro or check out 50,000 year old giant wombat fossils in the Red Banks Conservation Park. There’s mining history to relive in Burra, scenic golf courses to escape to and heritage-listed buildings to explore, including the Georgian mansion, Martindale Hall.

Arts and crafts

Enjoy the finest art and crafts at galleries in Clare, Blyth, Watervale and Armagh. Many galleries also sell local produce, such as olive products, jams and preserves. You can spend a leisurely Saturday or Sunday meandering through a market; held every month, markets around the region sell fresh local food, wine and art.

Celebrate with us

Climb a hill and admire the patchwork of vines and farms that straddle the gullies and carpet the plains. Come in May for the massive Clare Gourmet Weekend. It was Australia’s first gourmet weekend and set the standard for gourmet food and wine festivals around the country.

Burra turns on a spectacular show in the Monster Mine in February. The Blenheim Music Festival in April celebrates art and music. Every three years the skies over Jamestown erupt with the Jamestown Air Spectacular.

Fill your days with adventures and your mind with a lifetime of memories in the Clare Valley.

Clare Valley - a romantic and secluded escape

Stroll or ride among the vines and find your own little hideaway. Indulge your passion for food, wine and each other in the Clare Valley.

What's on in the Clare Valley: events and festivals

Does the Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend tickle your fancy? What about the Easter Clare Valley Races? Find out about upcoming events.

Clare Valley Visitor Information Centres

Need help planning your trip? Ask one of the Clare Valley locals in the visitor information centres or outlets located across the region.