The wider Clare Valley is a region of plains, pastures and valleys, stretching 200kms long and 100kms wide. The secluded Clare Valley is a hidden gem bounded by picturesque farmland. The region is made up of over 30 towns and many small villages. Its main industries are tourism, viticulture, cereal crops and merino wool.
Wineries date back to the 1850s and international wine judges continue to rate the Rieslings and Shiraz as among the best in the world. Australian wine writer James Halliday said, ‘Unlocking the secrets of the Clare Valley is a pastime open to all who visit this most beautiful part of Australia.’
The Clare Valley has more than 40 cellar doors, and the wineries all sit along a narrow 40km corridor between Auburn and Clare. A bike trail, aptly named the Riesling Trail, follows this corridor as it criss-crosses the Clare Valley through vineyards and wineries, scattered between each town and village.
The Clare Valley is home to an emerging gourmet food scene, presenting opportunities to taste the best locally grown produce served in beautiful historic buildings. Resident food-lovers use time-honoured methods to produce everything from grain-fed chicken and organic lamb to chutney and extra virgin olive oils.
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