Clare Valley: Start dreaming about your next holiday in South Australia
4th May 2020
Once restrictions are lifted and people are allowed to move freely once again, a weekend escape will likely be on the cards. Stationed at home,we have all been dreaming of a getaway or at very least a change of scenery. With light nearly showing at the end of the tunnel, but international travel off the cards for the moment, its time to start planning your next trip within South Australia
Discover the Clare Valley
Surrounded by luscious, green, undulating hills and scattered with five-star wineries, the quainttown of Clare Valley, located only a 90 minute drive from Adelaide, could be just what you’re
dreaming of. The town is full of character and has a fascinating history; you’ll feel as though
you’ve stepped back in time as you wander around the streets. Located rurally and abundant with
fresh air and open space, even after restrictions are lifted visitors to Clare Valley will still be able to
respect social distancing measures in this quiet yet charming town.
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Clare Valley Wineries
Clare Valley Riesling is well-known across the state, and a trip to this South Australian wine region
is incomplete without a visit to a handful of wineries. There are around 50 cellar doors to choose
from, so if you’re looking for a weekend of wine then you’ve chosen the right destination. Head
over to Paulette Wines where you can taste not only Shiraz and Riesling but Cabernet Merlot and
Chardonnay amongst many other premium wines, all whilst framed with stunning countryside
views. Stay for a bite to eat and indulge in a delicious lunch sourced with indigenous Australian
ingredients harvested from the winery’s very own bush garden. Don’t forget to pop into Skillogalee
to taste some more world-class wines in the comfort of an old stone cottage built in 1851.
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Long, lazy lunches
With restaurants temporarily shut, look forward to a much needed leisurely lunch at one of the
wineries in Clare Valley. Make it a special one and visit Reilly’s or Pikes Winery for a cosy winter
lunch cooked with local South Australian produce.
Pic credit : Pike Farm
The Riesling Trail
If you’re looking forward to spending some time soaking up the fresh air and stretching your legs,
hire a bike and head out to the Riesling Trail. You can arrange your bike pickup through Clare
Country Club. The trail will take you around four hours but for those interested in shorter rides, a
trip to Sevenhill Winery and back is perfect for a relaxing afternoon trip.
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Accommodation in Clare Valley
Experience county life in style, by booking into Clare Country Club. The resort-style
accommodation, right in the heart of Clare Valley wine region offers guests swimming pool, spa
and sauna facilities as well as tennis courts and a golf course. The accommodation is also home
to Corners Restaurant, where you’ll find beautifully crafted seasonal menus complemented by
local, world-class wines.
Pic credit : clarecountryclub
It’s not quite time yet to jump in the car and set off on a trip, but it wont’ be long before you can
enjoy the perfect weekend escape in South Australia. Keep daydreaming!
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