The Clare Valley has some of South Australia’s most beautiful scenery. It’s also one of Australia’s oldest wine regions.
Make the most of your time in the Clare Valley by tasting the region’s delicious produce and drinking the unique and exquisite wines that are born here.
In the south of the Clare Valley is the heritage listed Quelltaler Estate, which dates back to 1865. It’s the home of Annie’s Lane, where traditional winemaking techniques come together to create fine, flavoursome wines. There’s a versatile choice of fresh white wines and fruity reds. There are on-site picnic grounds where you can enjoy the range. Be sure to indulge in the iconic Copper Trail Shiraz.
This boutique family-owned and operated winery offers hand-crafted, world-class wines. It was established in 1970 and soon after, the winery’s dry Riesling was taking out key awards at state and national wine shows. Skillogalee has since grown to become one of the Clare Valley’s ‘must-visit’ wineries, offering crisp, dry whites and rich, full-bodied reds. It’d be a crime to pass through the region without sampling the intense flavours and aromas, which Skillogalee is so famous for.
Sevenhill proudly takes the title of the Clare Valley’s first winery. It was settled by the Society of Jesuits in 1851 to produce sacramental wine and it’s the only remaining Jesuit-owned winery in Australia. While the tradition of producing sacramental wines continues, Sevenhill also produces premium table wines, right from its superb, estate-grown fruit.
Knappstein’s Reisling ranks among Australia’s best. The small producer also creates premium Bavarian-style larger, with the cellar door located in a nineteenth century brewery. Glenn Barry leads Knappstein’s winemaking team, after having honed his craft across the Clare Valley and overseas in places such as Sicily and Napa.
The crew at Atlas Wines claim their creations are “heart-felt expressions of the vineyards in which they are grown”. Another small producer, which chooses small batches of high quality grapes over large-scale production. As a result, the wines are exquisite. The winery’s Atlas Riesling and 2009 Shiraz Mataro are some of the high-ranking favourites.