Clare Valley Extravaganza
Experience it all on a Clare Valley Extravaganza
Wake up in Clare on the second Saturday of the month and enjoy a swag of regional producers at the Clare Market. Next, it’s off to famous Sevenhill Cellars for a tour of St Aloysius’ Church before a lazy lunch under the olive tree on the veranda at Skillogalee Winery & Restaurant. Spend the afternoon exploring neighbouring cellar doors, including Sussex Squire, Mitchells, Kilikanoon and Penna Lane. End the day by filling a basket with cheese, meats and olives at Shut the Gate Wines, before heading back to your accommodation.
Hire bikes at Clare or Auburn and do a few hours’ sightseeing under your own steam on the Riesling Trail. Don’t like to pedal? Try an e-bike! Do the scenic drive from Sevenhill to Mintaro, a stunning village where little has changed since 1849. After lunch at Reilly’s Wines, do a tour of exquisite Martindale Hall and lose yourself in nearby Mintaro Maze, consisting of over 800 conifers. The historic Magpie & Stump Hotel has a terrific menu – a great place to round out the day.
Place yourself in the hands of one of the region’s local guides for the day. Let David Cowperthwaite chauffeur you around in his Jaguar Sovereign saloon for a Clare Valley Experience– he’d be delighted to tailor a behind-the-scenes wine tour. Or put yourself in the care of Mr Willson, a dyed-in-the-wool local who serves up plenty of wine, history and food on his Clare Valley Tours. After a full day of exploring, dine at one of the region’s leading restaurants such as Terroir in Auburn, Watervale Hotel in Watervale or Seed Clare Valley, Ragu & Co or Indii, all in Clare.