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About the Clare Valley

The Clare Valley in South Australia is one of the beautiful places on earth. Cool to cold winters, mild spring and autumn days, and warm to hot summers. An ideal place to live. Unemployment is low, people are happy and welcoming to the thousands of visitors who come to the valley.

The wine region known as the Clare Valley incorporates four main river systems and stretches for 30-35 kilometers in length. There are five sub-regions within the valley, proceeding south from the northern end. They are the sub regions of Clare, Sevenhill, Watervale, Polish Hill River and Auburn. Each area has its own geographic and climatic characteristics.

Some of the vineyards are quite elevated, and although the general climate could be described as continental, each small area is subject to its own microclimate. Many Clare wines exhibit distinct cool climate characteristics and intense varietal fruit flavours.

Compared to the Barossa Valley, the Clare Valley has a later growing period and vintage, with fruit ripening after the intense heat of summer.

Clare Valley wineries with sales outlets:-

Buckinnie Vineyard
Bundaleer Wines
Claymore Wines
Clos Clare
Crabtree Watervale Wines
Eldredge Wines
Good Catholic Girl Wines
Grosset Wines
Heart of the Vine
Heaslip Wines
Jeanneret Wines
Jim Barry Wines
Kilikanoon Wines
Kirrihill Wines
Knappstein Wines
Koonowla Wines
Macaw Creek Wines
Mintaro Wines
Mitchell Cellars
Mocandunda Wines

Mr Mick
Mt Horrocks Wines
Naked Run Wines
O’Leary Walker Wines
Paulett Wines
Penna Lane Wines
Pikes Vintners
Reilly’s Wines
Seraph’s Crossing
Sevenhill Cellars
Shut the Gate Wines
Simpson Rices Creek
Skillogalee Wines
Stonebridge Wines
Sussex Squire Wines
Taylors Wines
The Wilson Vineyard
Thompson Estate
Tim Adams Wines
Tim McNeil Wines
Wykari Wines