Clare Valley attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Mintaro

Martindale Hall

Martindale Hall is an astonishing 1880 manor 3km from Mintaro. Built for young pastoralist Edmund Bowman Jnr, who subsequently partied away the family fortune (OK, so drought and plummeting wool prices played a part…
Top Choice Winery in Sevenhill


Skillogalee is a small family outfit known for its spicy shiraz, fabulous food and top-notch riesling (a glass of which is like kissing someone gorgeous on a summer afternoon). Kick back with a long, lazy lunch on t…
Winery in Sevenhill


The industrious Pike family set up shop in the Polish Hill River sub-region of the Clare Valley in 1984, and have been producing show-stopping riesling ever since (and shiraz, sangiovese, pinot grigio, viognier…). I…
Winery in Clare

Shut The Gate

Across a little creek and through a white gate (no need to shut it), this upbeat little cellar door has been making a few 'Best New Wineries' lists of late. Taste some of their good stuff inside the old duck-your-he…
Winery in Clare

Mr Mick

We're not sure who Mick is exactly, but his winery/restaurant is mighty charming, occupying a noble former-distillery down a quiet Clare street. Duck in for a tasting, or the all-day kitchen does tapas-style stuff (…
Nature Reserve in Sevenhill

Spring Gully Conservation Park

About 3km southwest of Sevenhill, itself 7km south of Clare, the 400-hectare Spring Gully Conservation Park features blue-gum forest, red stringybarks and 18m-high winter waterfalls. There are plenty of bird twitter…
Winery in Sevenhill

Sevenhill Cellars

Like a little religion with your drink? This place was established by Jesuits in 1851, making it the oldest winery in the Clare Valley (check out the incredible 1866 St Aloysius Church). Oh, and the wine is mighty f…
Winery in Clare


Taking a minimal-intervention approach to wine making, Knappstein has built quite a name for itself. Shiraz and riesling steal the show, but they also make a mighty fine semillon-sauvignon blanc blend (and beer!).
Winery in Auburn


Sure, it’s a massive nation-wide operation with a heinous mock-castle cellar door, but the wine here is fit for royalty (love the cab sav). Winery tours ($25) run at 11am and 1.30pm on weekends.
Museum in Clare

Old Police Station Museum

Clare's 1850 brick-and-stone cop shop and courthouse is now the Old Police Station Museum, displaying Victorian clothing, old photos, furniture and curious domestic bits and pieces.