Clare Valley

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The Clare Valley is one of the nation’s oldest wine regions; it is located in the Mid North of South Australia, around 120 kilometres north of Adelaide.

The original inhabitance of the Clare Valley was the Ngadjuri people. Settlers from England and Ireland first moved into the region during the 1840s, producing a wealthy heritage of architecture and villages, which remain largely intact.

Vineyards were planted alongside those first villages and winemaking has continued ever since.

Clare Valley Main StreetClare is a beautiful town set within the Clare Valley wine region. There are plenty of wineries in the region with the oldest one (Sevenhill Cellars) dating back to 1851. Sevenhill still produces communion wine and Verdelho and adjoins St. Aloysius Church. There is a good walk called the Riesling Trail taking you around several of the wineries through Clare and Auburn, which is very pleasant.

Clare Town HallThere are also some beautiful and historic buildings in the area that you should visit, including the Catholic church as well as the courthouse and police station which now house an interesting museum.

As with many of the other wine regions they wouldn't be the same without festivals. The Clare Valley holds several throughout the year starting with the Romeria del Rocio Spanish Festival from the 19th - 22nd April. Following this is the Clare Valley Gormet Weekend in May and then the Spring Garden Festival in November.

There is a selection of places to stay within the Clare Valley and it is a good base from which to explore the rest of the area.

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