48 Hours in the Clare Valley
Starting in Auburn, the gateway to the Clare Valley, enjoy a coffee at Velvet and Willow of Auburn...
Day One: Auburn - Sevenhill
Starting in Auburn, the gateway to the Clare Valley, enjoy a coffee or breakfast offering at Velvet & Willow or Simpson Rices Creek. A bit further into the valley enjoy what The Watervale General Store has to offer.
Not wine? Try olives and olive oil at Bonina Olive Grove.
Feeling energetic? The Riesling and Rattler bike/walking trails also begin in Auburn - hire a bike from Cogwebs or Riesling Trail Bike Hire at the Rising Sun Hotel and start your trek through the Clare Valley.
Jump in the car and head north, winding your way through the hamlets and villages of the region, including Watervale, Leasingham, Penwortham and Sevenhill. Cellar doors along the way include Tim Gramp Wines, O’Leary Walker Wines, Claymore Wines, clos Clare and Crabtree Wines, just to name a few.
Day Two: Sevenhill - Clare
Begin with breakfast at one of the many local bakeries - Little Red Grape Bakery at Sevenhill or Clare Rise Bakery or try a local cafe. Cafe 1871 and Daily Grind each offer a light breakfast menu, bagels, toasties, croissants and breakfast bowls.
Get back to nature investigating Gleesons Wetlands, or explore the Riesling Trail, or take a hike through the magnificent Spring Gully Conservation Park, passing Eldredge Wines and Sussex Squire Wines for a tasting or two before stopping at the Neagles Rock Lookout to take a photo.
Feeling hungry? Try Mr Mick Cellar Door & Kitchen in Clare, for a selection of delicious Spanish style tapas. There’s also Indii of Clare or Umbria Rustic Italian, both located in the main street of Clare.
Before you head home, buy a bottle or two of local wine at one of the cellar doors in Clare, or some regional produce to impress your friends.
The Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre has a wide variety of local wines and regional produce, arts and crafts on display and for purchase.