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17 September 2020

What’s Open in the Clare Valley

Here you'll find a list of Attractions, dine-in restaurants and Retail business that are open or the date they will reopen with their current hours due to current restrictions.

17 September 2020

Open Cellar Doors in the Clare Valley

If you're running low on wine, here's a list of local wineries open. As of the 1st of June, wineries are permitted to offer tastings with some restrictions in place.

24 July 2020

Top ten things to do in Spring

Looking to visit the Clare Valley in Spring? Here are the top 10 things you could do for some inspiration...

24 September 2020

History of Clare

Clare was settled by the first European Settlers in 1840. If you're interested in learning more about the history of Clare, read on.

16 September 2020

Op Shops in the Clare Valley

If you love a good bargain, you'll love the Clare Valley Op Shop Trail! Opening hours and locations of all the op shops in our region can be found here.

14 September 2020

Pet-Friendly Accommodation

A trip to the Clare Valley is for the whole family, even the ones with four legs. Here are the pet-friendly accommodation options in the region, subject to availability.

11 September 2020

Things to do in the Clare Valley that you don’t need to book

We're very busy in the Clare Valley at the moment, with lots of accommodation, restaurants and cellar doors booking out. If you can't get a booking, there's still plenty to do! Here are a few suggestions for your stay.

10 September 2020

Festival of the Lamb

The inaugural Clare Valley Festival of the Lamb is happening from 16 to 22 September and is gaining great local, regional and state-wide interest with some venues close to capacity.  

31 August 2020

Where to grab dinner on a Monday night

Visitors to the Clare Valley often ask us what is open, expecting there probably wouldn’t be too much due to COVID-19. Well, that is definitely not the case - take a look at our list, it might just surprise you!

31 August 2020

Pet-Friendly Cellar Doors

A trip to the Clare Valley is for the whole family, even the ones with four legs. Here are the pet friendly cellar doors in the area!

28 August 2020

Cellar Doors with Fires

On a wet winters day, you'll probably want to snuggle up on the couch, but we've got a much better idea - explore the Cellar Doors of the Clare valley with so wicked red wine and fires!

28 August 2020

Picnicking with kids in the Clare Valley

So you got young kids like me and you’re in the Clare Valley, you don’t want to to go to a restaurant and cellar doors are great for you, but sometimes talking about great Riesling at the cellar doors with a 3-year-old hanging off your leg saying “swing me Daddy!” takes the shine off it. Here’s a suggestion...

26 August 2020

Interesting Cemeteries: Clare to Penwortham

How many cemeteries do you think are located between Clare and Penwortham, a distance stretching only 16km? The answer might surprise you!

21 August 2020

A family bike ride: Clare to Sevenhill on the Riesling Trail

As a grandmother, we have done the section of the Riesling Trail to Sevenhill a few times with our family, with grandchildren ranging in age from one to 5 years old. It is a short trek and enjoyable for all ages. Here is my guide, I hope you enjoy it!

21 August 2020

Umbria Rustic Italian – the Clare Valley’s own slice of Italy

Wanting to go to Italy but can’t because of COVID restrictions? Take a trip up to the Clare Valley and dine at Umbria Rustic Italian, recognised as an authentic Italian Eatery from the Italian Consulate in Adelaide.

05 August 2020

Spring Garden Festivals (yes, plural)

Gear up for not one, but two Garden Festivals in the Clare Valley on the third weekend of October!

03 August 2020

Clare Valley Canola Hotspots

Here are the best places that you can see the golden fields of canola this year!

17 June 2020

Your Ultimate Guide to Clare Valley by SA Weekend Escapes

Clare Valley is steeped with substance, history and authenticity and takes visitors on a road less travelled, here's SA Weekend Escapes Ultimate Guide to our region!

12 June 2020

Clare Community Project

Inspired by the Clare Valley community’s "Glass Half Full” approach to Covid-19, local photographer, Kirstie McConnell, established a community photo project to celebrate the local businesses that have found positives during this challenging time.

19 May 2020

Playgrounds in the Clare Valley

Kids can do cellar doors and eateries, but you got to be fair on the little squirts and give them some playtime.

15 May 2020

Winter Warmers in Goyder

After self-isolating at home, there is no better place to reignite your travel than to the Goyder region.

11 May 2020

A guide to Cycling in the Clare Valley

The Clare Valley is a cyclists haven, with plenty of trails to ride including the famous Riesling Trail, and the Clare Classic cycling event held in April.

06 May 2020

Top ten things to do in Winter

Winter is the perfect time to cosy up n a B&B and enjoy a glass of Clare Valley Red by the fire, but what else can you do? We've put together our 'Top 10' Winter activities below.

25 March 2020

Get your Clare Valley retail fix from home

Support your local businesses from the comfort of your home by shopping online - it's a win-win!

24 March 2020

Where you can get a takeaway meal in the Clare Valley

Here are the restaurants, cafes, bakeries, hotels and pubs offering takeaway services for the community.

17 March 2020

Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19 outbreak

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the Governments new rule of limited non-essential gatherings of 100 or more people, the following events have been cancelled, postponed or altered. The following businesses have closed or altered their opening hours.

02 March 2020

Top ten things to do in Autumn

So much to do in Autumn with perfect weather and HEAPS of events, check out our top 10 list of what to fill your itinerary with!

30 January 2020

4 Arts and Cultural Activities in Blyth

Only a short 10-minute drive from the township of Clare, you will find yourself in Blyth, a charming agricultural town with so much to offer. Blyth is a cultural melting pot, and a short walk around the block is all you need to uncover this for yourself!

18 January 2020

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Clare Valley

What better place to celebrate Valentine's Day than in the heart of Australian Riesling?

03 January 2020

How to enjoy Spring Gully Conservation Park

Spring Gully Conservation Park is a beautiful park 8kms south of Clare along the Spring Gully scenic drive. From the Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre turn left out of the carpark and keep driving.

30 December 2019

Top ten things to do in Summer

There is so much to do in the Clare Valley during Summer, use the holidays as an excuse to getaway and explore the region.

30 December 2019

Getting back on the bike

There are wine tours and then there’s the Riesling Trail. Originally part of the Adelaide to Spalding railway line, the Riesling Trail is a 33-kilometre corridor between Auburn and Stanley Flat that allows you to wind your way through the picturesque Clare Valley on bike or by foot.

30 December 2019

Sleep Under the Stars in Comfort

Glamping is the ultimate way to experience nature in luxurious comfort. A million miles from the rough and ready crowded family tent of your childhood, glamping allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of city life; re-connect with nature and spend quality time with loved ones. 

24 December 2019

Family Friendly Wineries with a Restaurant in the Clare Valley

Taking the kids up to the Clare Valley? Don’t think they’ll get bored going from one winery to another, plenty of them have heaps for the kids to enjoy, and even some with a restaurant!

23 December 2019

Christmas and New Years Opening Hours

The 2019 Christmas and New Years trading hours for cellar doors, attractions and eateries.

01 March 2019

Family love leads to wine brand

Marnie Roberts promised her grandmother, Alice, that she would make her a wine to celebrate her 100th birthday, and with that pledge the Matriarch and Rogue wine company was born.