Celebrate Valentine's Day in the Clare Valley
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, what have you got planned to celebrate your special someone?
Book an escape to the Clare Valley
A romantic getaway is just what we need to get away from the craziness of the last few weeks, with Christmas and New Year’s celebrations and the dreaded C word, we could use a break. Book a cottage that feels like a world away, but really is only a short drive to our region’s restaurants and cellar doors.
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Disconnect to reconnect at Trestrail Cottage. Walking tracks, an outdoor shower and an outdoor bedroom situated on 100 private acres of woodland in Sevenhill it is the perfect spot to enjoy some downtime. Your stay includes generous breakfast provisions from our locals and a bottle local wine, but to make it extra special you can add on a pamper package. Think chocolate and cheese on arrival, dinner (hot or cold) delivered toy your door, yoga sessions, massages and BBQ trays can all be arranged, just ask Lisa when you book!
Imagine awakening to the chorus of kookaburras, strolling amongst the age-old gums, viewing the resident kangaroos in the hills or relaxing with a Clare Valley wine, you’re imagining Battunga Cottages. Located on the back roads of Watervale, it’s less than 5 minutes drive to the Watervale Hotel and only a 7-minute cycle to the Riesling Trail. A home away from home these self-contained cottages have got everything you need for a romantic getaway, including the kangaroos on your doorstep (they come at no extra fee). Enjoy a peaceful walk around the property before indulging in your gourmet breakfast, then out exploring the Clare Valley for the day.
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Perhaps a country getaway on a charming farm is more your style, if so Bungaree Station is calling your name. This station's history dates back to Christmas Day in 1841 when the land was selected as the site for the head station. It was named 'Bungaree' after the Aboriginal name for the area. Each of the historic buildings have now been converted into quaint accommodation, fully furnished and self-contained. Guests staying on the farm get the opportunity to experience full farm life, feeding the animals, collecting eggs, enjoy a walking tour around the property, or embark on a farm 4WD tour. We almost forgot to mention the pool, exclusively for guests staying on the property!
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Modern luxury on private average, surrounded by vineyards only 3 minutes from Clare? Neagles Retreat Villas is everything you need and more for a romantic getaway. Each villa has its own deck, two king-sized bedrooms both with ensuites, full kitchen facilities and a complimentary bottle of Neagles Estate Wine. There are four villas on the property far enough away for privacy but close enough if you stay as a group. Enjoy breakfast and dinner on the deck as the sun rises and sets, filling the time in between indulging in the Clare Valleys fantastic food and wine experiences.
Where to eat?
A special occasion calls for a special meal, but where to go? Luckily some of our favourite restaurants have prepared something extra special.
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Lunch with a view at Paulett Wines sounds DeVine! Book in for a three or five course luncheon perfectly matched with Paulett's own range of wines, including some treats from the cellar. Treated to bubbles on arrival and a precious parting gift, it’s one meal you won’t forget.
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The Watervale Hotel, home to Australia’s best pub-restaurant wine list, has created a six-course degustation dinner featuring early-Autumn produce from their very own Penobscot Farm and of course, matched with delightful wines starting with Perrier Jouet champagne. We can’t physically travel to Europe, but our tastebuds can with this romantic European feast - Bon Appétit!
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Dinner at one of our winery restaurants with vineyard views for miles and a three-course menu on offer. Slate Restaurant at Pikes Wines isn’t usually open on a Monday, let alone dinner so take advantage of this special opening and be one of the few with the pleasure of watching the sun set over the vines. The kitchen has prepared a special menu featuring SA octopus, local Wunderbar lamb, Coorong mulloway, duck breast finishing the night off with a sweet dessert.
Dinner in an intimate setting at Terroir Auburn sounds absolutely perfect. This restaurant is a gem, located in Auburn it offers the highest quality produce that is free-range, humanly treated and using locally grown produce, you are assured to be part of the season in a relaxed dining environment. Be quick as it books out fast!