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!
Let's start with the place that has it all, Pikes. No matter which members of the family are joining you for the day out we promise everyone will find something here they love. Book in for a tasting in their Tasting Room where you can taste many wines from their range before dining at two-time hatted Slate Restaurant. Their menu, like most in the region will change seasonly depending on what the chef can get his hands on, you'll find something for the little ones too. If wines not your thing or you want the full experience head into Pikes Brewery Tap Room for a tasting paddle which will sometimes feature limited releases like a choc-hazlenut porter or a mandarin berliner weisse which change . Once you're sorted with your wines and beers maybe you're feeling a bit of a rumble in the tummy. The Beer Garden menu is available daily where you can enjoy a juicy burger and fries or fried chicken (menu changes depending on availability) and this can be enjoyed either just outside the Tap Room or on the expansive lawn area with colouring-in materials and take-home art bags.
Lucious lawns and rolling vineyards is your view when dining at O’Leary Walker Wines in Leasingham. Head Chef BJ celebrates seasonality in the elevated menu featuring fresh produce from accross South Australia and of course the Clare Valley. Opt for outdoor dining to take in the relaxing atmosphere and keep an eye on the kids whilst they enjoy the large large lawns are with sporting equipment, a toy box, colouring-in and lawn games to keep them occupied. The kids menu is sure to please even the most fastidious diners, whilst you enjoy chef-prepared small plate and platters.
Looking for a coffee and morning/afternoon tea, a regional platter, or how about a gourmet feast to delight the senses like never before. Head Chef Thomas ‘Erky’ Erkelenz's menu at Paulett Wines, Sevenhill features local and Australian products from both their onsite Bush Devine Garden and around the country, you might even find a crocodile on the menu. The kids can join in on the gourmet festivities with cheese & crackers, ham and cheese toasties, chicken & chips and housemade pasta on their menu, finished off with Golden North Icecream. Be sure to ask about their kids pack with colouring-in to keep them entertained so you can stay eating and enjoying the atmosphere for longer.
A beautiful cellar door and kitchen situated in a historic old building, Mr Mick Wines is a great spot to take the kids to lunch. A Tapas restaurant with an ever-changing menu and the classics like squid, they’ll love it. Grab some of their colouring sheets and games to keep them entertained whilst you enjoy the goodies.
Great outdoor area with dining available under the olive tree in the warmer months, or by the fire inside in the cooler months.
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