The Clare Valley boasts more than 30 cellar doors, some operating out of stone cottages, heritage buildings, state-of-the art structures and farm sheds. Many of the buildings capture breathtaking views, are huddled next to century old churches, or are surrounded by sweeping lawns. Spend an afternoon visiting a collection of cellar door outlets, taking time to try the wines, read the stories and experience the winemaking processes. It is not uncommon for a visitor to meet the winemaker first hand at many of the wineries, and learn how the wine was created.
As the heart of Australian Riesling, Clare Valley is home to some of the best Riesling wines in the country, as well as other red varieties including Shiraz and Cabernet. The cellar doors are all within at least 40 km of each other, and many reside in close proximity. Wind your way through the country roads, or jump on a bike, and stop at cellar doors along the Riesling Trail. Whatever your fancy, you’ll be spoilt for choice.