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Guidebook for Clare

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Guidebook for Clare

Food Scene
It is just 300 metres from your accommodation. Good coffee, pies and baked goods. They make some great breads with locally grown flour. Open from 7am Monday to Saturday and usually open Sundays on long weekends. Kirrahill cellar door is right there too if you feel like some wine tasting.
Clare Rise Bakery
12 Main N Rd
It is just 300 metres from your accommodation. Good coffee, pies and baked goods. They make some great breads with locally grown flour. Open from 7am Monday to Saturday and usually open Sundays on long weekends. Kirrahill cellar door is right there too if you feel like some wine tasting.
A great historic pub and our favourite local pub. They serve lunch from 12-2pm and dinner from 6pm. Restaurant quality food at pub prices. The best chicken schnitzel in South Australia (or we think so). Dinner can be quite busy, especially on weekends so best to book a table. Ask for a table in the wine cellar or at least have a look when you go. Also a great spot for a cold beer on a hot day.
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locals recommend
Sevenhill Hotel
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locals recommend
A great historic pub and our favourite local pub. They serve lunch from 12-2pm and dinner from 6pm. Restaurant quality food at pub prices. The best chicken schnitzel in South Australia (or we think so). Dinner can be quite busy, especially on weekends so best to book a table. Ask for a table in the wine cellar or at least have a look when you go. Also a great spot for a cold beer on a hot day.
They have a great gin bar and the staff are happy to educate you on the styles and flavours of gin. They have won a number of awards and is a good place for a special dinner. Bookings are essential and they are normally booked out a week before.
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locals recommend
Seed Winehouse + Kitchen
308 Main N Rd
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locals recommend
They have a great gin bar and the staff are happy to educate you on the styles and flavours of gin. They have won a number of awards and is a good place for a special dinner. Bookings are essential and they are normally booked out a week before.
Great wine and a fantastic restaurant with really good food. Perfect lunch spot, under the olive tree on a nice day or inside nice and cosy on a cold day. Open for morning and afternoon tea and lunch 7 days. Booking recommended, especially on the weekend.
Skillogalee Winery, Restaurant & Accommodation
Great wine and a fantastic restaurant with really good food. Perfect lunch spot, under the olive tree on a nice day or inside nice and cosy on a cold day. Open for morning and afternoon tea and lunch 7 days. Booking recommended, especially on the weekend.
Amazing tapas, great for sharing and their wine is pretty good too. Open for lunch 7 days and dinner on Friday night.
Mr. Mick Cellar Door and Kitchen
7 Dominic St
Amazing tapas, great for sharing and their wine is pretty good too. Open for lunch 7 days and dinner on Friday night.
The Bush de Vine restaurant is another great spot for lunch. Great views across the valley and vineyards. Open for lunch 7 days. Bookings recommended.
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locals recommend
Paulett Wines
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locals recommend
The Bush de Vine restaurant is another great spot for lunch. Great views across the valley and vineyards. Open for lunch 7 days. Bookings recommended.
Rustic Italian food. Simple and delicious with selection of Italian wine. A great little restaurant.
UMBRIA Rustic Italian Restaurant
308b Main N Rd
Rustic Italian food. Simple and delicious with selection of Italian wine. A great little restaurant.
An emporium of food, coffee and local produce. Great spot to stop for coffee and cake or a nice brunch or lunch.
Watervale General Store & Post Office
An emporium of food, coffee and local produce. Great spot to stop for coffee and cake or a nice brunch or lunch.
Essentials
Well stocked and open from 8am to 8pm 7 days a week. There is also a bottle shop open from 9am 7 days a week.
Woolworths Clare
47 Old N Rd
Well stocked and open from 8am to 8pm 7 days a week. There is also a bottle shop open from 9am 7 days a week.
Good selection. Open 7 days from 7am-8pm
Foodland Clare
250 Main N Rd
Good selection. Open 7 days from 7am-8pm
Everything Else
A great stop to pick up information on what to do and see in Clare Valley and they also sell locally made products. Friday night from 5-7pm is Happy Hour with a different winery featured each week. A good mix of locals and tourists and a fantastic way to start the weekend.
Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre incorporating the Clare Valley Visitor Information Centre
8 Spring Gully Rd
A great stop to pick up information on what to do and see in Clare Valley and they also sell locally made products. Friday night from 5-7pm is Happy Hour with a different winery featured each week. A good mix of locals and tourists and a fantastic way to start the weekend.
Arts & Culture
This is the gallery that we run. We have great selection of Aboriginal Art from Utopia in Central Australia and fun gifts for the wine lover. We work directly with all of the artists and are happy to show you around.
Clare Valley Art Gallery
LOT 3 Main N Rd
This is the gallery that we run. We have great selection of Aboriginal Art from Utopia in Central Australia and fun gifts for the wine lover. We work directly with all of the artists and are happy to show you around.
Martindale Hall is a Georgian styled sandstone mansion which has significant heritage value in South Australia. Built in 1879 – 1880, it has some 32 rooms and boasts a large cellar of some 7 rooms. The home also had a polo ground, a racecourse, a boating lake and a cricket pitch where the English 11 played at least once. To visit Martindale Hall today is a unique experience of a living museum, a step back in time to the days of gracious living on a large pastoral estate late in the 1800’s to early 1900’s. Where a rumoured 14 servants 4 of which lived in the hall and on call 24 hrs a day looked after the needs of two people, such was the extravagant upper class lifestyle of the wealthy.
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locals recommend
Martindale Hall
1 Manoora Road
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locals recommend
Martindale Hall is a Georgian styled sandstone mansion which has significant heritage value in South Australia. Built in 1879 – 1880, it has some 32 rooms and boasts a large cellar of some 7 rooms. The home also had a polo ground, a racecourse, a boating lake and a cricket pitch where the English 11 played at least once. To visit Martindale Hall today is a unique experience of a living museum, a step back in time to the days of gracious living on a large pastoral estate late in the 1800’s to early 1900’s. Where a rumoured 14 servants 4 of which lived in the hall and on call 24 hrs a day looked after the needs of two people, such was the extravagant upper class lifestyle of the wealthy.
Sightseeing
Mintaro is a quaint historic town with lots of things to see and do. The Mintaro Maze, Martindale Hall, Reilly's Wine and Restaurant. It is only a 15 minute drive from Clare.
Mintaro
Mintaro is a quaint historic town with lots of things to see and do. The Mintaro Maze, Martindale Hall, Reilly's Wine and Restaurant. It is only a 15 minute drive from Clare.
This is where the Jesuit priests planted the first grape vines in Clare Valley to make the alter wine. The church finished in 1875 is still in use today. Take a walk around the grounds and through the church. It is a very popular spot for weddings. Wander up to the cellar and try their wines. They are very good. Every February a theatre group perform Shakespeare In the Vines. Worth doing if you are here in February.
Sevenhill Cellars
111 College Rd
This is where the Jesuit priests planted the first grape vines in Clare Valley to make the alter wine. The church finished in 1875 is still in use today. Take a walk around the grounds and through the church. It is a very popular spot for weddings. Wander up to the cellar and try their wines. They are very good. Every February a theatre group perform Shakespeare In the Vines. Worth doing if you are here in February.
The Riesling Trail is a 35km trail that runs from Auburn to just past Clare. Great for walking or biking. There are a number of wineries along the trail or close by. Bike hire is available in Auburn and Clare and you can ride the whole lot or just a section. Originally an old railway line, so is fairly flat. There are a couple of slight climbs but nothing too hard. Your accommodation is located very close to the trail. We quite often ride along the trail to the Sevenhill Pub for lunch and then back again or even just for a walk.
Riesling Trail
The Riesling Trail is a 35km trail that runs from Auburn to just past Clare. Great for walking or biking. There are a number of wineries along the trail or close by. Bike hire is available in Auburn and Clare and you can ride the whole lot or just a section. Originally an old railway line, so is fairly flat. There are a couple of slight climbs but nothing too hard. Your accommodation is located very close to the trail. We quite often ride along the trail to the Sevenhill Pub for lunch and then back again or even just for a walk.
Parks & Nature
Prior to European settlement, the grassy-woodlands and open grasslands provided an abundance of food for the Ngadjuri people. Spring Gully Conservation Park has a steep, undulating terrain that leads into the creek bed of Spring Gully. From Blue Gum Lookout take a walk through grassy woodlands to a seasonal waterfall that plunges from a height of 18 metres after rain. Enjoy a picnic or admire the wildflowers and orchids that bloom in spring. You may even see western grey kangaroos, euros and common brushtail possums.
Spring Gully Conservation Park
Prior to European settlement, the grassy-woodlands and open grasslands provided an abundance of food for the Ngadjuri people. Spring Gully Conservation Park has a steep, undulating terrain that leads into the creek bed of Spring Gully. From Blue Gum Lookout take a walk through grassy woodlands to a seasonal waterfall that plunges from a height of 18 metres after rain. Enjoy a picnic or admire the wildflowers and orchids that bloom in spring. You may even see western grey kangaroos, euros and common brushtail possums.
Shopping
Regularly changing stock, shoes, jewellery, homewares, man cave products, prints, cushions, Christmas decorations, candles and soaps made in S.A. and so much more.
Splinters 'N' Steel Giftware
Regularly changing stock, shoes, jewellery, homewares, man cave products, prints, cushions, Christmas decorations, candles and soaps made in S.A. and so much more.