Frequently Asked Questions

The Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre, also known as the Clare Valley Visitor Information Centre, have collated a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

We hope this helps with planning your trip to the Clare Valley. For further information, please get in touch.

Yes - we do have a map of the Cellar Doors in the Clare Valley. If you'd like a copy, please send us an email and we'd be happy to send this to you. We intend to upload this map to the website when the next version is released. 

Yes, a map of the Riesling Trail can be downloaded here. Please note that since this map was printed, Kirrihill, Clos Clare and Mocundunda Cellar Doors have since closed. Please check the website for updated opening hours.

Yes - maps of Clare township, as well as Auburn, Burra, Blyth and Riverton townships are available from the Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre. Maps of the Eudunda township are available in the current Visitor Guide 

We are keeping an updated list of business opening hours on our website here:

We have put together some information for those visiting with their four-legged family members.

Accommodation For assistance booking accommodation, please get in touch.

Cellar Doors Please note that most cellar doors request that dogs be in outdoor areas only and on a lead.

Dining: refer to Pet-Friendly brochure here 

Each year in August and September, the Clare Valley turns into a golden patchwork like no other.

The best time to see the canola fields are late August to mid-September when the flower is in full bloom. Make sure to plan a trip to the Clare Valley around then in 2024. 

Lake Bumbunga turns pink when a number of things happen. When the water evaporates, the salt takes on a pinkish tinge, which sometimes deepens to mauve and purple. A wet winter is required for sufficient salt to be dissolved to form a thick crust of crystallised salt. It can change throughout the day. High salinity levels plus salt-loving algae and halobacteria equals bright pink lakes. The less water in the lake, the more concentrated the salt, and the brighter the colour.

Most certainly, we can post information to you. Please let us know via email what kind of information you are after and we will put together a tailored pack for the post. Please allow a minimum of one week for the information to arrive.

Yes there are Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in the Clare Valley, at the Bentleys Hotel, Clare Valley Motel (Tesla Super Charger), Clare Country Club, Mr Mick Cellar Door and Kitchen, Bed in a Shed, Claymore Wines, Taylors Wines, Becker's IGA in Auburn and Pauletts

Most dietary requirements can be met by all of our local food venues. Whether this be; dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc. Please be sure to ask when you are booking your table to confirm.

There are two breweries in the Clare Valley, both co-located with cellar doors. Pikes Wines co-located with Pikes Beer Company are located in Polish Hill, and Jeanneret Wines co-located with Clare Valley Brewing Company are in the Skilly Valley.

There are two distilleries: Sawmill Gin located at the Curly Goose and Three Little Birds located in Auburn - tastings available.

Clare Valley Gin Distillery (Clare cellar door opening mid-2024), Seed Gin and Three Valleys Gin can be bought by the glass or bottle at the Clare Valley Wine, Food & Tourism Centre.

Whilst riding the Riesling Trail to winery-hop sounds like a great idea (and it is a lot of fun), you need to be aware that standard DUI laws still apply.

"It is an offence to ride a bicycle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. You can be found guilty of riding under the influence regardless of whether you are over or under 0.05 BAC level. You may incur up to six demerit points from your driver’s licence and potentially face a license suspension. If you do not hold a driver’s licence you will incur demerit points that may stop you from obtaining a licence in the future."

Clare Valley Taxis - Call 131 008 or if you're not in the region yet call 08 8842 2608 to book.

Operating hours:
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am-12:00 am
Friday: 9:00 am-2:00 am
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Sunday: 8:00 am - 12:am

There are no Ubers in the region.

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