Inchiquin Lake is Clare's main storm water storage facility, an ideal spot for a picnic with open space recreation area, walking trails, BMX track, play equipment, fishing, extensive lawns and trees. The Clare Valley itself represents an authentic slice of country life. Whether you're walking through its intimate villages, cycling the Riesling Trail, or exploring the country roads and bushland, you can't help but fall for the region's natural charms. When you sample the local produce at a farmhouse tasting room, you may find yourself talking to the person whose name is on the label. And when you try a Riesling at one of the region's award-winning wineries, you might just find yourself chatting to the winemaker and hearing firsthand about the meticulous craft that went into making it.
The Old Police Station Museum was built in 1850 as Clare's first Courthouse and Police Station. Now part of the National Trust of South Australia, the building houses a very large collection of furniture and clothing from the Victorian era, extensive early records of the Clare area, photographs of early Clare and displays of agricultural machinery and early horse-drawn vehicles. The Old Police Station Museum is located one kilometre west of the Main Street and set in a delightful setting, nestling amongst the hills with a backdrop of stately gums. Open for group bookings by prior arrangement.
The Terrace Gallery is located at Patly Hill Farm, set among the vineyards of Armagh, three kilometres from Clare. Exhibiting fine paintings by local artists and a range of glass, ceramic and timber crafts, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The gallery also plays host to the tastes of multiple award winning Patly Hill Farm Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Kalamata Olives and an exciting range of jams, sauces, chutneys and dukkah, all produced on site to old fashioned recipes for maximum taste. Unique to the Clare Valley, this is a taste not to be missed - Patly Hill Pickled Grapes, superb with cheese. Small coach groups welcome.
Greg Cooley Wines is a wine, food and entertainment destination surrounded by vineyards in the heart of Clare. Rated a four and a half star winery in James Halliday's 2013 Australian Wine Companion they're one of the Clare Valley's smallest, boutique producers. Wines are designed with food, family and friends in mind and like Greg, have an unerring knack for delighting and surprising our audience. Greg's wines are a little special, a little different and only available direct via the website, annual wine lunch series or at the cellar door. Perhaps the best way to sum up Greg Cooley Wines is to say that while we make a lot of wines, we don't make a lot of wine. Production is 3,500 cases a year and for some wines as little as 100 dozen are made. Join Greg and Kelli at Cellar Door for tastings or at one of their various food and wine events. Enjoy the fireplace stoked during winter, live music and platters on long weekends or one of the regular dinners and shows with special guest artists. We'd love to be part of your Clare Valley experience and look forward to your visit.
The late Jim Barry was a pioneer of the Australian wine industry. With his wife, Nancy, Jim built a successful wine business which has produced trophy-winning wines since its establishment in 1959. Jim Barry Wines produce all of their own fruit from 10 locations in the Clare Valley totalling more than 200 hectares, along with a 14 hectare property at Coonawarra. This access to high-quality, estate-grown fruit has been instrumental in the development of a number of prominent brands, including The Armagh Shiraz, The McRae Wood Shiraz, The Lodge Hill Shiraz, First Eleven Cabernet Sauvignon, The Benbournie Cabernet Sauvignon, The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon, The Florita Riesling, The Lodge Hill Riesling and the Watervale Riesling. Jim Barry Wines are available in more than 25 countries throughout the world and 50 per cent of the company's production is destined for international markets.
The Clare Golf Club is an 18 hole par 72 course with an Australian courses rating of 70. The course is 5,852 metres and is set in the heart of the Clare Valley and is one of South Australia's finest country courses. Set amongst vineyards, woodlands, lakes and creeks, this course provides numerous natural challenges and provides stunning scenery and the chance to see one of the many kangaroos living on the course. The split-level Clubhouse features a Sprig bar with outside barbecue area and lawns. There is a stocked shop with a resident golf professional on hand for golf tuition. Upstairs there is a function room with a balcony overlooking the course and surrounding countryside. The Clare Golf Club caters for individual players, groups or corporate outings. The function room can seat 150 people with catering available for weddings or social functions.
Knappstein Winery in the Clare Valley, South Australia, is one of the most recognizable and popular Clare Valley wineries. This small producer manages its own vineyard, harvests its own fruit and sells its own premium quality wines. It is located in the original nineteenth century Enterprise Brewery, a National Trust building and the landmark of the Clare township. Knappstein Hand Picked Riesling, consistently rated amongst Australia's finest, has a spine of lime citrus typical of Clare Riesling and floral notes attributable to the location of the vineyard in the Watervale area. The cellar door is open seven days a week and includes a micro brewery where Knappstein brews its own beer.
Cardinham Estate was established in 1981 by Noel and Heather Smith. Our mature vineyards dating back to the 1860's, coupled with our long-standing industry experience and traditional winemaking techniques, enable us to capture the essence of the classic Clare Valley varietals. Our award winning wine selection, estate-grown olives and olive oil and a wide selection of seasonal home made chutney, jams and sauces offer the ultimate tasting experience. Winery tours are available on request. Be sure to try the next vintage from the barrel or the secret blend of 1860s Muscat. Open seven days a week, including public holidays. We invite you to visit and enjoy the complete boutique package.
Evilo Estate extra virgin olive oil is 100 percent estate grown olives situated in the beautiful Clare Valley one kilometre from the town centre. Our olives are hand harvested and pressed using the centrifugation method resulting in balanced, delicate, attractive oil, with distinct grassy nose and green banana aroma. It is regarded as a top quality extra virgin oil by our leading chefs here in the Clare Valley and around the state. We also have estate grown fruit and vegetables, jams, chutneys, sauces, dukkah, red wine vinegar, and vino cotto.
Traversing the picturesque Clare Valley wine region, the Riesling Trail is one of the first rail-trails to be developed in South Australia. The trail runs for 35 kilometres from Auburn to Clare and onto Barinia and is located approximately two hours drive north of Adelaide. The Riesling Trail is suitable for recreational walkers, mountain and touring bikes, as well as wheelchairs and pushers. Bike hire is now available from Clare and Auburn, and many bed and breakfast's in the region. Named after the grape and wine variety that the region is famous for, the Riesling Trail travels past many cellar doors and other visitor attractions, making it ideal for those wanting a leisurely walk or ride with a distraction or two. There are three loop trails, which allow you to return to your starting point without travelling over old ground. Car parking is available in Clare, Sevenhill, Watervale and Auburn.
Located in the beautiful Clare Valley of South Australia Kirrihill is a progressive and innovative wine business dedicated to producing exceptional quality wines year in year out.
The Kirrihill portfolio consists of several ranges across a number of price points delivering choice and covering both traditional and exciting varieties new to Australia. Their Regional range comprises blends from across the region, while the Vineyard Selection series aims to elicit a sense of place from specially selected vineyard parcels. The Alternative range features varieties such as arneis, sangiovese, tempranillo,and montepulciano.
The Kirrihill team is dedicated to not only producing stunning handcrafted wines that over deliver, but also to raising the bar with every vintage. This resolve has seen Kirrihill honoured with more than 500 awards, both domestically and internationally, since its first vintage in 2000.
To this day Kirrihill remains a family-owned winery with an innovative and environmentally-sound approach to creating the finest wines possible from the superior fruit of the Clare Valley.
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Tim Adams Wines is a family owned and operated winery in the heart of the beautiful Clare Valley. Our wines are made exclusively from grapes grown in the Clare Valley, our own vineyards and vineyards we lease from local growers dedicated to producing the best fruit. The wines reflect the rich soil and climate of the region - always elegant, balanced and distinctively Australian. A joy to make and drink.
All are welcome to come and taste our range of wines at cellar door, just two hours north of Adelaide. We deliver wine anywhere in Australia.
Tim Adams Wines now has a presence in all major international markets and is a constant recipient of awards, reviews and accolades in Australia and overseas.
Shut the Gate Winery and Cellar Door is a small Clare Valley wine producer specialising in individual vineyard wines. We look for regionality in our wines and target single site vine blocks that produce expressive unique flavour profiles.
Our Cellar Door and Providore Store are housed in an historic cottage at the entrance to the beautiful Watervale village, Clare Valley, South Australia.
Stop in for a chat, a glass of local vino and chill in the garden at Shut the Gate Winery and cellar Door with owners Rasa and Richard.