Clare Wineries & Breweries

Clare Wineries

A circuit of our neighbouring cellar doors would take in Sussex Squire,Stonebridge, Eldredge, Jeanneret, Skillogalee, Penna Lane, Kilikanoon and Mitchells and would offer world class wines in beautiful surroundings.

Within easy reach are the Monastic Sevenhill Cellars, Watervale is home to Crabtrees Wines, further south are Claymore, Clos Clare, O’Leary Walker, Tim Gramp, Grossets, MtHorrocks,Wines by KT and Taylors in Auburn.

On the way to Mintaro call in at Pauletts, Wilsons, Pikes, Reilly's, Mintaro Cellars.

Head to Clare for Shut the Gate,Tim Adams, Kirrihill, Knappstein Wines, Mr Micks, Mark Barry or Jim Barry. New cellar doors appear regularly. Keep a look out and check opening times which can vary.

There are breweries at Jeanneret and Pikes and beer is brewed for Paulletts

Local attractions

Martindale Hall – the ultimate bachelor pad in the grand English style. An absolute must to visit. This was the house used as the school in "Picnic at Hanging Rock".

Mintaro Village is a Heritage historical settlement, well worth a stroll. Explore the Maze or call in to the historic Magpie and Stump Hotel.

The Riesling trail follows the old rail line from north of Clare to Auburn, cycle to your favourite wineries or enjoy a ramble. The Rattler cycle trail has been extended to Riverton. Cycles can be delivered from Clare Valley Cycles to Molly's Chase, call 08 8842 2782 or send them an email.

Cycles can also be delivered to Molly’s Chase by Cogwebs in Auburn on 08 8849 2380 or send them an email. One way hirings can be arranged.

The Clare region is home to a large artist community, ask at the Visitor Centre for details.

Burra is worth a drive for a very different experience, start at their visitor centre near the bandstand.

Wining and Dining

Skillogalee is close, a pleasant walk best done in daylight, a delightful setting, fine wines and good food.

Stonebridge Wines has frequent Pizza sessions in an informal setting.

Sevenhill Hotel offers a good range of pub grub as well as award winning restaurant food, superb collection of Clare Valley wines in the cellar and a good local pub atmosphere. It was voted best country pub dining in SA in 2017 to 2020.

Reilly's at Mintaro offer gourmet food at value prices.

The Rising Sun at Auburn offers meals in a traditional country hotel setting.

Pauletts Bush Devine Cafe offers balcony dining with wonderful food including ingredients from their garden, with a stunning view from every table.

“Mr Mick” does a top quality lunchtime tapas, last orders @ 2.30pm.

The Watervale Hotel has all day 5 star dining including tapas 11-9, 7 days a week using fresh food from their own farm.

Gourmet quality dining is available at Seed in Clare – there is also a rooftop bistro bar. Umbria for Italian food, also Slate at Pikes and Terroir in Auburn.

Indian meals are available dine in or take away from Indii in the main street of Clare. They were national runners-up in the Indian sub continent restaurants. Delivery to Molly's Chase can be arranged for a small charge. Good take away curries can be found at the Caltex near the caravan park.

The pubs in Clare all offer good value pub grub. Bentleys offers good quality and value and can be recommended. The Taminga has also had a major makeover, and is more family orientated.