Clare Valley Tours
Tour the Clare Valley region- an abundance of history, wine and food.
The beautiful and historic region of Clare Valley is almost a 2-hour drive north of Adelaide. It boasts a terrain of rolling countryside situated in the northern Mt Lofty Ranges. The region was settled in the late 1830’s with vineyards and wine production starting in the early 1840’s. With warm to hot summers and cooling afternoon breezes, this area is renowned for producing world-class Rieslings. Other well-known varieties grown in the area are Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Semillon, Grenache, Mourvedre, Tempranillo Malbec, Cabernet and Shiraz.
There is a 40km corridor between Auburn and Clare where you will find over 50 cellar doors, many of them Five-Star rated with some dating back to the first settlements. One of the very well-known is the beautiful and historic Sevenhill Cellars which is still owned and run by Jesuit Monks.
With some of South Australia’s most outstanding restaurants dotted through this region, it would be a shame not to book in and stop for lunch. Terrior Auburn, Skillogalee, Slate Restaurant, Mr Mick and Paulett’s Bush Devine are all exceptional options but don’t forget the many wonderful, genuine and welcoming country pubs, smaller cafes and bakeries.
If history is your thing, Burra has it in abundance with a ‘Heritage Tour’ that will take you back in time. Then there is Mintaro, the home of superior quality slate with the quarrying dating back as far as 1856 and still in use today. Another treasure is the National Trust-owned and managed, stunning Martindale Hall (built in 1879 – and used in the film Picnic at Hanging Rock), which is well worth a visit. For kids and the young at heart, call into the Mintaro Maze and ‘lose yourself’ for a while.
The Clare Valley is one of our favourite regions. Country hospitality blended with warmth and authenticity make this area and its people truly special. Do yourself a favour and put it on your itinerary. We can get you there and/or meet you there. We thoroughly recommend staying longer if you have the time.
Design your own day out indulging in your favourite Food and Wine options with your guide along the way, small group private touring is our speciality. We have small fridges on board to keep things cool and bottled water is supplied.
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Clare Valley Tour Suggested Itinerary
- Pickup from Accommodation – 8:00 am
- Tarlee Bakery Coffee Stop Over – 9:30 am
- Martindale Hall – 10:00 am
- St Aloysius’ Church – 11:00 am
- Seven Hills Winery – 11:30 am
- Lunch Option – Mr Micks – 1:00 pm
- Quarry Hill Lookout
- Pikes Winery – 3:00 pm
- Shut the Gate – 4:00 pm
- Return to Accommodation – 6:30 pm
- Tasting Fees, & Experiences ARE included
- Select from options when booking in Extras
- Lunch is NOT included
- Water provided onboard
- NO alcohol, drugs, food, or drinks not to be consumed in our vehicles
- $200 soiling fee may apply
- All Extras & Experiences are subject to availability
- Hotel Pickups available. See list