Instead of heading to the beach this summer discover the charming town of the Clare Valley and get a taste of country life at its best. We’ve compiled the ultimate guide for summer in the Clare Valley, read on to discover our top tips! Stay with us at Clare Country Club this summer and save up to 20%* off accommodation PLUS go in the draw to win a luxury South Australian vine, city or sea experience.
Early mornings on the Riesling Trail
Head out in the morning and join the locals on the Riesling Trail, cruising along on a bike is like being a kid again. Bike hire can be arranged with local providers in the region including delivery and pick up from the Clare Country Club. If the weather is warm you may just want to take a shorter ride to Sevenhill or general store in Watervale.
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Tastings at local wineries
A visit to the Clare Valley wine region is incomplete without going to tastings at our world-class wineries! Head to boutique wineries for a relaxed tasting session, where you will most likely be greeted by the winemaker and/or grape grower. We recommend stopping by the region’s oldest vineyard, Sevenhill or for wine with stunning scenery, Paulett Wines.
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Head inside in the air-conditioning and enjoy long lunches at wineries, where the wine, food and beautiful surrounds perfectly complement each other. Our favourite spots for lazy summer lunches include Pikes Winery, Skillogalee, Reillys and Paulettes.
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Step back in time
The Clare Valley wine region is home to a fascinating history, as you really feel like you’re stepping back in time when you visit properties like Martindale Hall and Bungaree Station. Refreshments, including fresh coffee, a range of local wines and beers and produce platters are also available to enjoy in the sun.
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