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Clare Valley Weekend Escapes

Bursting with sweet-scented rieslings and mineral-rich reds, Clare Valley South Australia, is a charming countryside region. Uniquely tucked away within a luscious green valley, the trip from Adelaide to Clare Valley will take you less than two hours. Characterful villages, farmlands and a cluster of excellent wineries make for relaxing weekend getaways in South Australia.

Wheat fields, gum trees and blankets of vines cover Clare Valley wine region. Amongst the greenery and foliage, a handful of quaint villages shine with substance and history. This is one of the most historic regions of South Australia and walking through the streets of each tiny township, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. The road to Clare Valley is one less travelled, making it gleam with authenticity. In the winter, warm, friendly pubs are the welcoming arms of the region. In the summer, Clare Valley wineries offer gorgeous sunny views and excellent wine tasting.

 

Discover the rich heritage and world-class rieslings of this countryside haven; experience a Clare Valley Weekend Escape.

Things to do in Clare Valley

Your Ultimate Guide to Clare Valley

Clare Valley is a serene setting on a road less travelled, making it a fabulous South Australia Weekend Escape. Renowned for its wine-making, Clare Valley South Australia also offers visitors tasty food and a rich heritage. Whether you’re looking at romantic weekend getaways from Adelaide, an active trip with the kids, or a few days spent splashing out on the best of South Australian food and wine, you’ll find it all here.

To uncover more tips regarding things to do in Clare Valley, check out our Ultimate Guide. This Ultimate Guide will help you craft your very own Clare Valley Weekend Escape.

heritage and culture of Clare Valley
Art & Culture

Aside from revelling in tastings at some top-notch Clare Valley wineries, you’ll also enjoy exploring the historic villages of the region. Each has its own unique story and character. In Clare, the local museum tells the story of the history of the village, whilst dainty old buildings including churches, a town hall and a courthouse make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. An excellent choice of Clare Valley accommodation, resembling a idyllic country club, can also be found in Clare. In Mintaro, a charming English village established in 1849, explore a heritage Georgian style mansion and museum.

Besides history, Clare Valley also offers plenty of crafts and an artistic flair. The romantic landscapes of the wine region have inspired local artists, and today you can find beautiful works within a handful of art galleries. Local jewellery, Aboriginal art and photography are just some of the things you will stumble upon.

 

national parks near Clare Valley
Nature & the Outdoors

There are plenty of things to do in Clare Valley which involve soaking up the fresh air getting some exercise. Truly immersing yourself in the Clare Valley wine region, means spending an afternoon on the Reisling Trail. Perfect for cyclists but also great for walkers, the Resiling trail is a 35-kilometre track framed by picture-perfect views and sprinkled with cafes, wineries and old buildings. There’s no better way to get a grasp of the region than rolling through the landscape on your bicycle.

For the more wild, pristine landscapes, a handful of conservation parks near Clare Valley offer some respite from wine tasting. Grassy woodlands, and steep, rocky terrain – with the odd waterfall – is the kind of environment you can expect here. Hike through a conservation park during your Clare Valley Weekend Escape and find wildflowers, red soils and flourishing wildlife.

Food & Drink

Clare Valley, South Australia doesn’t produce copious amounts of wine. In fact, only 1.3% of the nation’s total is produced here. Nevertheless, the region has an excellent reputation for its Riesling, partially due to the heritage and history of wine-making in the area. One of Australia’s oldest wine regions, Clare Valley South Australia, is home to winemakers well known for their wonderful skill and wine-making innovation. A great deal of cellar doors offer tastings, sometimes found within old churches and old colonial stone buildings.

A great deal of wineries in Clare Valley are also home to some high-quality restaurants known nation-wide. A strong focus on native, or local South Australia produce pervades across restaurants in the Clare Valley region, with chefs showcasing regional produce as much as possible. Outside of wineries, find a handful of chic yet rustic restaurants scattered across Clare Valley’s villages.

Where to stay in Clare Valley

Clare Country Club

Clare Country Club is located in the very heart of the world class Clare Valley wine region. This relaxing countryside resort provides guests with a choice of rooms, including spa rooms and those with a kitchenette. An excellent restaurant on site serving up fresh local produce, as well as an outdoor pool, spa and sauna facilities, tennis courts and a golf course, ensure that guests are entertained and sent back to the city completely rejuvenated.

 

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