In the Clare Valley, row upon row of elegant vines sit beside untamed Australian bush and pristine farmland. With five separate and uniquely diverse sub-regions, the Clare Valley is an expanse of sweeping gullies and rolling hills.
The region is one of Australia’s oldest wine-producing areas, with a winemaking history dating back 150 years. The first vineyards were planted in the 1830s by European settlers, who built stone hewn structures and cottages alongside the vines. Today, there are more than 5,000 hectares under vine, and over 40 cellar door outlets.
Each season, the landscape of the region changes in colour and vista. From the golden red in autumn, the lush greenery in spring, and the morning mist in winter, the vineyards of the Clare Valley are a picturesque site.
Grapegrowers claim the unique combination of geography, geology and climate, results in terroir that is perfect for producing world-class wine. Warm days, coupled with cool nights during the growing season provide favourable conditions for most wine varieties grown in the region.
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