Clare Valley Wine Region

Cool climate wines

The Clare Valley has some great wineries. There are more than 40 and most of them have a cellar door. Drop in for a taste.

Jim Barry Wines is a world beater. Its wines are available in more than 25 countries around the world. The winery produces its own fruit in 10 locations around the Clare Valley. Jim Barry, a pioneer of the industry, started the winery in 1959.

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Sevenhill Cellars, Clare Valley, South Australia

Sevenhill Cellars is the oldest winery in the region. Jesuits built it in 1851 and started making sacramental wine. Now it also produces premium white, red and fortified wines. Its wine and history make Sevenhill a favourite to visit.

Boutique wineries

Reilly's Wines is located in an original stone and slate building, built by Hugh Reilly in 1856. This beautiful building is now utilised as a cellar door and restaurant, offering visitors fresh, locally produced food, matched with dry grown wines. It’s open for lunch seven days a week.

Paulett Wines is in Polish Hill River Valley. Winemaker Neil Paulett started his career at Penfolds and has over 30 years’ experience. He makes wines of finesse, elegance and intensity. Try his outstanding Riesling. The views from the cellar door are breathtaking.

Skillogalee is another boutique winery. A father and son team handcraft its world-class wines. Gardens surround the restaurant and cellar door. Sit on the veranda when the weather’s good or by log fires when it’s not. Stay the night in on-site accommodation.

Cellar door and brewery

Knappstein is a small producer of premium wines. Its Riesling is among Australia's best. Try Knappstein Reserve Lager, a premium Bavarian style lager. The cellar door is in a nineteenth century brewery.

Annie’s Lane produces one of Australia’s finest ranges of wine. The winery has won hundreds of awards. A cellar door, museum and art gallery are open seven days a week. Food, produce and olive oil are available and the winery’s grounds are ideal for a picnic.

Clare Valley cellar doors lead to a world of great wine.

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