Taste Play Stay Clare Valley
A trip through the captivating Clare Valley rewards the adventurous with its wealth of first class destinations.
Beloved by locals and visitors alike, the Clare Valley is a genuine gem. With its rolling hillsides, old stone buildings and inviting vineyards, its reputation as a food and wine hotspot grows with each passing year. Just two hours’ drive from Adelaide and nestled in the Mount Lofty ranges, this relatively small wine region has earned itself global acclaim – particularly for its Riesling.
Studded with more than 50 cellar doors and wineries such as Sevenhill, Reillys, Skillogalee, Mitchell, Greg Cooley Wines and more, as well as an assortment of top dining spots and experiences for all the family, ‘the Clare’ is a must-visit destination for its natural beauty and welcoming community. From the quiet majesty of Red Banks Conservation Park to the historic mining town of Burra and the Riesling Trail for hikers or cyclists, there’s no shortage of things to do in this seductive pocket of South Australia.
So if you haven’t had the pleasure of carousing through the Clare Valley, now might just be the time to start planning that ideal wine region getaway you’ve been looking forward to.
Battunga Cottages, a great place to relax and enjoy nature.
The self-contained 19th century-styled cottages are equipped with all modern amenities.
Battunga Cottages, Watervale, is the ideal spot to relax and enjoy nature at a slow and languorous pace. Guests can walk to the top of the ridge for a striking view of the valley and vineyards, or follow the trail signs around the property, which form part of the Clare Valley Wine and Wilderness trail.
The self-contained 19th century-styled cottages are equipped with all modern amenities, and are beautifully decorated in a country retreat aesthetic, with hand-selected artworks throughout. Relax on your private veranda at sunset, or light up the fire and settle back with a glass of a local vintage. Wake up to birdsong and a breakfast of locally-sourced produce, including freshly baked bread and eggs from the Battunga hens.
Battunga Cottages are offering two night stay with breakfast provisions, a bottle of CrabtreeWines Riesling on arrival, included in your stay is a free wine tasting at CrabtreeWines cellar door in Watervale.
Valid until Tuesday, 31 October 2023
Sevenhill Cellars - Clare Valley's first winery.
An unforgettable experience.
Steeped in tradition, Sevenhill Cellars was the Clare Valley’s first winery. Established in 1851 by Jesuit pioneers, Sevenhill features 100ha of vineyards, including unique heritage vines dating back to 1862. The continuation of these vineyards represents the winery’s dedication to preserving the region’s traditions and history, with ongoing commitments to sustainability and social responsibility.
Will Shields continues the prestigious winemaking legacy, crafting refined and expressive wines that showcase the unique terroir of Sevenhill. Sample a diverse range of these premium handcrafted wines at the cellar door, relax, picnic or play on the lush, shaded lawns, and create your own grazing plates from a selection of locally grown and made produce. Sevenhill Cellars is an unforgettable experience: you can’t go past the original.
Get 10% off all wines online with your special redemption code.
Valid until Sunday, 31 December 2023
Family-owned since 1993, Reillys brings you elegant fine wines.
Stay for the weekend in one of four Heritage Bed & Breakfast Cottages.
Reillys Cellar Door, Restaurant & Heritage B&B Cottages is a journey of discovery that takes you to the essence of the Clare Valley – an experience you can’t afford to miss!
Family-owned since 1993, Reillys brings you elegant fine wines that are understated and stylishly approachable. Visitors to the beautiful heritage-listed Cellar Door in Mintaro can enjoy complimentary wine tastings and choose to stay for the weekend in one of four rustic, yet luxurious, Heritage Bed & Breakfast Cottages conveniently located behind the Cellar Door.
Open for lunch only, Reillys Restaurant offers a gourmet á la carte menu or 5-course Long Lunch Indulgence Experience, with all 5 courses paired with Reillys premium wines.
Get 20% off accommodation + a wine tasting experience with a complimentary glass of wine for two.
Valid until Friday, 31 May 2024
Skillogalee Estate sits right in the heart of the Clare Valley winemaking region.
Home to an acclaimed cellar door and restaurant, offering stunning views over the vineyard.
Family-owned Skillogalee Estate sits in the lovely Skilly Valley, right in the heart of the Clare Valley winemaking region. Set amongst the vines of its 170-hectare estate is an original 1850s stone cottage, home to an acclaimed cellar door and restaurant, offering stunning views over the vineyard and wooded valley.
Skillogalee’s first wines were released in 1976 and continue to sing of the unique terroir of its high-elevation, eastern-facing hillside vineyards. Low-yielding, dry-grown vines are hand-pruned and consistently reward with fruit of distinctive and intense flavour across the Skillogalee range, which includes Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and others. Experience the Clare Valley’s remarkable history, beautiful landscapes, and wine-making pedigree with Skillogalee.
Discover the award-winning range of Skillogalee wines with their Estate Collection of six whites, four reds, and two Rosé for the special price of $320.
Valid until Sunday, 31 December 2023
Bird's-eye view of Mitchell Wines.
Mitchell Wines has been guided by three generations of passionate winemakers.
Since its modest beginnings as a mixed-use farm in 1949, Mitchell Wines has been guided by three generations of passionate winemakers. Committed to implementing sustainable practices at every opportunity, their dry-grown vineyards ensure responsible water conservation, while their minimal intervention approach has encouraged biodiversity across the board. The resulting rich soils and vineyards full of life now harvest intense flavours and a vibrant energy that is present throughout their entire portfolio.
Visitors to the 1890s cellar door can enjoy a a guided tasting, relax by the fire with a cheese board and a glass of wine, or take a fully immersive tour of the estate, including a behind-the-scenes look at the winery ending with a private tasting in the barrel hall, making Mitchell Wines a must-visit.
Greg Cooley Wines
Greg Cooley and his partner Kelli Shanahan.
Greg Cooley Wines is a wine, food and entertainment destination.
Greg Cooley Wines is a wine, food and entertainment destination nestled in the heart of Clare. While they don’t make a lot of wine (production is around 2,500 cases a year and for some varietals just 100 dozen are made), they do make a lot of wines: classic Clare varieties are well represented, but you’ll always find something else to pique your interest!
With Greg it’s always “Good Wines, Good Friends, Grand Times”, and he doesn’t disappoint in making you feel welcome. Pop in for a tasting at this family-owned boutique Cellar Door and enjoy country hospitality at its best. On weekends, visitors can relish live music and pop-up food vendors, with wine dog Chino always ready to welcome you! Choose the lawn or the undercover deck by the fireplace – open 7 days including public holidays.
Wine Selector members get a Free Tastings at the Greg Cooley Wines Cellar Door, 15% discount on purchases at cellar door (*Minimum purchase 6 bottles) and Free Shipping (*Excluding WA & TAS).
Valid until Friday, 31 May 2024