South Australia’s Clare Valley is an authentic slice of Australian country and is the perfect destination for your next driving holiday. This working rural community upholds traditions that have been passed on for generations, giving it a loving heritage and culture. While visiting the Clare Valley you will not only enjoy the stunning scenery that surrounds you, but you can listen to stories of life on the land and soak up the festive harvest season atmosphere that lingers in the year all year round.
While exploring the winding country roads and stunning native bushland you simply won’t be able to help falling for the region’s natural charms. The Clare Valley is known as one of the best wine producing regions in South Australia, and is home to many award-winning wineries. Here you will learn about the meticulous craft and care that goes into making these amazing wines and you will be given opportunities to sample some of the local produce at a farmhouse tasting room. This is a place where wine and food means people, which add to the region’s warm, rustic flavour and a certain feeling of belonging.
The Clare Valley is home to a handful of lovingly restored heritage towns that will draw you in and welcome you with open arms. One of the highlights of the region is the township of Clare, which is a pretty country town at the centre of the premier wine region. Clare is home to fine dining, panoramic views and secluded accommodation, with a relaxed vineyard atmosphere hanging loosely in the air. Clare is also home to some of the country’s finest racecourses and is the perfect place to experience gourmet food and wine. Clare is the ideal place to base yourself when you are exploring the valley as you simply won’t be disappointed with the atmosphere and hospitality.
The best way to explore the hidden valleys of Clare is through car hire. The freedom of having your own car will allow you explore this enchanting region at your own pace and soak up the beauty that surrounds you in your own time!