The Clare Valley is not only steeped in history, heritage and culture but it is here that you will find some of the country’s finest award winning wineries that are producing wines that are sought after from all around the world. With some of the best Rieslings in the world, leading wineries and plenty of cellar doors, you can spend your days enjoying not only mouth watering foods and wines but it will also be accompanied by stunning views and peaceful surrounds. The Clare Valley is located around one and a half hours from Adelaide that is easily accessible by car whether you wish to get away for the weekend or even longer!
The Clare Valley is only a small percentage of the wine making industry in Australia with around 2.5% being produced here but let that not discourage you, as some of the most mouth watering wines around grown right here. Wineries such as Kilikanoon won the title of the best Riesling in the world in 2006 at the International Wine and Spirits Competition and there are also other famous wineries like Annie’s Lane, Grosset, Knappstein, Sevenhill, O’Leary Walker and Taylor’s and together with these wineries and the many other wineries that make up the Clare Valley, they are renowned the world over and have been awarded many different titles throughout the year.
You can choose to discover the many different wineries in the Clare Valley at your own pace or you can join a food and wine tour that will take you to a number of outstanding wineries, let you see some sights along the way and stop for lunch at one of the vineyard restaurants for a meal to remember. You can join a coach tour, private guided tour or travel by the luxury of a limousine for the day. Stop at cellar doors, sample some wine and meet the people that have put the Clare Valley on the map.
The Clare Valley even though it is only a small parcel of the wine making industry has many favoured drops that internationally acclaimed restaurants around the world seek. The wineries of Clare Valley produce wines that have been requested by the likes of Brad Pitt, Jamie Oliver and many other famous people as this boutique wine region is truly splendid. The wines from Clare Valley are served in five star restaurants around the world and in the first class section of Qantas flights so it is no wonder that this region is home to Australia’s finest Riesling. You can also have the pleasure of sampling beautiful Shiraz wines and Cabernet Sauvignon that have all attained their own awards and medals throughout the years.
The owners of the wineries in Clare Valley continue to excel at their craft, perfecting their passion and creating new wines. Set out on the Riesling Trail and visit all of the wineries for yourself, jump on a bike, or walk the scenic pathways to see what cellar doors you can find. The wineries of Clare Valley will be somewhere where you can taste, discover and meet people and also be somewhere where you can sit and enjoy an al fresco lunch in the vineyard restaurant, experience beautiful views and soak up the countryside. Clare Valley is a stunning destination for all holidays, and with some of the best wineries in the country right on your doorstep, you can easily access them all while you are here.