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…). It also bottles up the zingy Oakbank Pilsener, if you're parched.

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1. Paulett Wines

1.33 MILES

High on the hill, not far east of Sevenhill in the Polish Hill River sub-region (lime-, slate- and mineral-rich soils), Paulett has the best views in the…

2. Sevenhill Cellars

2.55 MILES

Like a little religion, guilt or forgiveness with your drink? This place was established by Jesuits in 1851, making it the oldest winery in the Clare…

3. Shut The Gate

3.33 MILES

Up a little gravel driveway through some big black gates (no need to shut them), this upbeat little cellar door has been making a few 'Best New Wineries'…

4. Skillogalee

3.42 MILES

Skillogalee is a small family outfit known for its spicy shiraz, fabulous food and top-notch riesling. Kick back with a long, lazy meal on the verandah …

5. Jeanneret Wines

3.81 MILES

For some of the loveliest rosé you're ever likely to taste, squirrel out Jeanneret Wines, way up a bush-crowded dirt road beyond the much-better-known…

6. Spring Gully Conservation Park

3.98 MILES

About 3km southwest of Sevenhill, the 400-hectare Spring Gully Conservation Park features blue-gum forest, red stringybarks and 18m-high winter waterfalls…

7. Martindale Hall

4.62 MILES

Martindale Hall is an astonishing 1880 manor 3km south of Mintaro. Built for young pastoralist Edmund Bowman Jnr, who subsequently partied away the family…

8. 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…