Clare Valley Cellar Doors
More than 40 cellar doors to visit
The oldest winery in the region is Sevenhill Cellars - established in 1851 by Jesuits priests who first planted the grape vines to make sacramental wine.
Now it also produces premium white, red and fortified wines. Sevenhill’s wine and history makes it a favourite with tourists. Visit the cellar door and tour the underground cellars and crypt.
Skillogalee is a boutique winery. A father and son team handcraft their wines. Gardens surround the restaurant and cellar door. Sit on the verandah when the weather is good or by log fires when it’s not. You could even stay the night.
The Clare Valley's first families
Taylor's is an inspired combination of 'old world' estate philosophy and 'new world' winemaking innovation, resulting a range of wines that regularly receive international awards and accolades. The cellar door is open daily.
Jim Barry Wines is another world-class producer. Its wines are available in more than 25 countries around the world. Jim Barry Wines produces its own fruit in 10 locations around the Clare Valley. Jim Barry, a pioneer of the industry, started the winery in 1959.
Paulett Wines is in Polish Hill River Valley. Winemaker Neil Paulett started his career at Penfolds Wines and has more than 30 years experience. He makes wines of finesse, elegance and intensity. Try his outstanding Riesling. The views from the cellar door are breathtaking.
Knappstein is a small producer of premium wines. Its Riesling is among Australia's best. It also makes Knappstein Reserve Lager, a premium Bavarian-style lager. The cellar door is in a nineteenth century brewery.
Reilly's Wines is located in an original stone and slate building, built by Hugh Reilly in 1856. This beautiful building is now utilised for a cellar door and restaurant, offering visitors fresh, locally produced food, matched with dry grown wines. It's open for lunch seven days a week.
Stay for a picnic
Annie’s Lane produces one of Australia’s finest ranges of wine and has won hundreds of awards. A cellar door, museum and art gallery are open seven days a week. Food, produce and olive oil are available and the winery’s grounds are ideal for a picnic.
Clare Valley cellar doors lead to a world of great wine.
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