Just to the south of Clare, is the pretty hamlet of Leasingham, named after a parish in Lincolnshire, England. The soils here are rich alluvial deposits over limestone, which sustain some of the region’s richest viticultural lands. It has given its name to one of Clare Valley’s most prominent wineries.
Leasingham was one of the many resting places for men who carted ore from the Burra mines in the 1850s. It’s still a hospitable spot – home to wineries, accommodation, art gallery and a tourist park.