Current Issue #488

The Clare Valley is here to help you hit ‘reset’

Looking for an inspired way to put a certain pandemic behind you? The Clare Valley is back open and ready for your next post-lockdown weekend escape.

Home to over 40 cellar doors, restaurants, a variety of accommodation options set amongst the rolling countryside of one of South Australia’s favourite wine regions, now is the perfect time to leave the city – and the last few months – behind.

At an easy one and a half hour drive north of Adelaide, you’ll be in Auburn with a coffee, hot chocolate or glass of wine in your hand before you, or the kids and pets, know it. From there you can start to meander your way through the villages of the Clare Valley, taking in the rich variety of art, history, viticulture and natural beauty along the way – not to mention all the friendly locals and world-class produce along the way.

Arts Collective Clare Valley

The gallery includes a range of fine works including pottery,metal, photography, paintings, prints, jewellery, textiles,gifts, and more.
Open Wed-Mon 10:30am – 3:00pm.

Burra Regional Art Gallery

Burra’s creative heritage lives and evolves through a calendar of 12 diverse exhibitions per year alongside its permanent collections, competitions, artist talks, sculpture garden and events

Clare Valley Art Gallery

Clare Valley Art Gallery has an extensive range of contemporary Utopia Aboriginal art.  Australian giftware, wine barrel creations and fun gifts for the wine lover.  

Dingo Dreaming

Located in Blyth SA (Clare Valley). We welcome visitors for an Indigenous Culture Educational Experience & Retail Sales. Bush Balm, Gifts, Native Skin Care etc.
Open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm

In the evening settle into your accommodation, head out to dinner or sit around the campfire with your bag of supersized marshmallows and a glass of Clare Valley Shiraz.  

Knappstein Wines

Knappstein is located in Clare at the heritage listed Enterprise building. Known for producing wines with personality, we showcase varieties the region is famous for.

Koerner Wine

Damon and Jono Koerner are the brothers behind Koerner Wine. They make modern wines using unique and traditional varieties from the Watervale area in the Clare Valley.

For those with families, there’s plenty to keep the little ones entertained. Delve into the subterranean mining heritage of neighbouring Burra, explore the region’s cinematic history with locations from Australian new wave classics like Picnic At Hanging Rock and Breaker Morant, or wave hello to the local kangaroos as you ride along the Riesling Trail.

MediKa Gallery

Medika Gallery, Blyth. Quality art and craft – studio of wildlife and botanical artist Ian Roberts. Ian also grows and sells unusual Australian plant species.

Neagles Retreat

Neagles Retreat Villas are situated on Clare Valley SA offering luxury accommodation in a rural landscape with great views of vineyards just minutes to Clare

If you’ve felt stressed, restless and hemmed in over the past few months, this is a perfect moment to leave it all behind to relax, take stock and enjoy the refreshing country air. Fair warning, you may find it difficult to return home.

O’Leary Walker Wines

A Halliday 5-star winery, we offer a contemporary wedding and event space overlooking spectacular Watervale vineyards. Indulge with our premium wines or delicious seasonal restaurant menu.

Paullett Wines

Paulett Wines delights in offering you a culinary food and wine experience in their Cellar door overlooking the beautiful Clare Valley. You can enjoy award winning wines on the deck perfectly matched with Australian native inspired modern cuisine.

Pikes Wines

Pikes offers a memorable wine, beer and food experience in the Clare Valley, with a modern Tasting Room, Slate Restaurant and Pikes Beer Company. 

Reillys Wines

Reillys Wines Cellar Door, Restaurant and B&B Cottages in Mintaro, Clare Valley offer unique wine and food experiences showcasing award-winning estate grown wines alongside local produce.

Riverton Light Gallery

A gallery space and sculpture studio where local couple, Robert Hannaford and Alison Mitchell, exhibit their paintings, drawings and sculptures depicted directly from ‘life’.

Open by appointment 0421 277 947

Shut The Gate Wines

“We love producing small batches of single vineyard wines that say “I’m local”. Pop into our Clare Valley home for a glass and a chat. Dreamt. Made. Contained.”

Trestrail Cottage

A Clare Valley B&B hidden among Stringybark hills, Trestrail Cottage is a private romantic retreat for a couple to unwind, reconnect and rejuvenate in nature.


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