Ethical, Epicurean, Experiences at the Watervale Hotel

Evening

The Watervale Hotel is a farm fresh to plate restaurant in a casual Pub in the heart of the Clare Valley Wine region. We source produce from a number of local farms, including our own organic, bio-dynamic vegetable, fruit, nut berry, herb and leaf Penobscot Farm.

We offer integrated farm tour and dining experiences. These include:
– Six Senses Penobscot Farm Tour and Six Course Degustation dining at the Chef’s Table. 4pm every day.
– Cooking Masterclass including lunch. 9am every Monday to Friday

We have an extensive wine list that showcases Clare Valley diversity and match Clare Valley wines to our degustation dinners and – Cooking Masterclass lunch. In addition, we offer two wine-centric experiences:
– Wine Masterclass at 11am every day. This can be followed by a Feed Me lunch as our ‘Teach Me, Feed Me’ experience.
– Wine Flights at 5pm every evening.

We also offer a la carte dining in beautifully renovated private, casual and formal dining spaces.

Services

$500

A full day immersive and interactive cooking experience which includes Penobscot Farm Tour picking fresh organic produce, meat and vegetable preparation workshops, prior to a late lunch feast at the Watervale Hotel that includes all beverages.

Please bring appropriate footwear/clothing, based on weather we recommend a hat or umbrella for Tours

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Carpark

$80

Experience our Feed Me Menu and leave the choices to us!

Curated by Head Chef Nicola Palmer, a variety of small and large dishes including dessert are chosen daily from our a la carte menu showcasing fresh, seasonal farm-to-plate produce from our local farm partners including the organic and bio-dynamic Penobscot Farm.

Available 7 days from 11am to 8pm.

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Carpark

$40

Share a Flight at Watervale.

Between 5pm and 7pm every evening the Watervale Hotel lounge bars turn Cellar Door and offers flights of wines selected from our by the glass list.

Guests will get four wines in their flight tasting and a bar snack for $40 / head. Guests will learn about The Watervale Hotel’s history and renovation, Clare Valley’s history, geology, geography and what makes our wines so diverse and positively different.
Available 7 days at 5pm, 6pm or 7pm
Bookings are essential, Groups welcome.

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Carpark

$2250

A three day Ethical Epicurean Journey. A feast for the senses.
Each meal is guaranteed to be different!

Experience package includes
-Three nights accommodation at the Watervale Hotel Guesthouse: a beautiful six bedroom home.
-Tour of the Watervale Hotel including its detailed history and renovation
-Six Senses Penobscot Farm Tour and Six Course Degustation Dinner matched to Clare Valley Wines or Penobscot Mocktails: Learn about the organic, biodynamic Penobscot Farm based on permaculture principals- Watervale Hotels Farm-to-plate. Then experience tutored tasting that covers Clare Valley terroir, climate, geology and geography. 
-A full day immersive Cooking Masterclass including demonstrations, preparations of salad and vegetables and visit Penobscot to pick your fresh produce. Enjoy a personal chef for the day as you assist in creating your lunch feast (offer on weekdays only)
-House made Pastry Breakfast prior to the Cooking Masterclass
-Provedore feast in the Guesthouse on night of Cooking Masterclass, including a bottle of Clare Valley wine
-2x Gourmet Breakfast (choice of European, Hot Gourmet, or
individually potted item)
-Guided All Day Winery Tour, including Picnic Lunch and
Wine Masterclass
-Enjoy a Farm Feast Dinner at Watervale Hotel

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$1400

Be spoilt with experiences without leaving Watervale.

Experience package includes
– 2 nights at the Watervale Hotel Guesthouse: a beautiful six bedroom home
-Tour of the Watervale Hotel including its detailed history and renovation
-Six Senses Penobscot Farm Tour and Six Course Degustation Dinner matched to Clare Valley Wines or Penobscot Mocktails: Learn about the organic, biodynamic Penobscot Farm based on permaculture principals- Watervale Hotels Farm-to-plate. Then experience tutored tasting that covers Clare Valley terroir, climate, geology and geography.
-A full day immersive Cooking Masterclass experience including demonstrations, preparations of salad and vegetables and visit to Penobscot Farm to pick your own fresh organic produce. Enjoy a personal chef for the day as you assist in creating your lunch feast (offer on weekdays only)
-House made Pastry Breakfast prior to Cooking Masterclass
-Provedore Feast in Guesthouse on night of the Cooking Masterclass, including a bottle of Clare Valley wine
-1 x Gourmet Breakfast (choice of European, Hot Gourmet, or
individually potted item)

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From $210 to $275

A one hour tour of the organic, bio-dynamic Penobscot Farm. The tour includes history of the Farm, and most importantly how organics, bio-dynamics and permaculture principles leads to enhanced taste and enriched nutrition.

Visitors will see, hear, feel, smell and taste their way around the farm as well as understand how concentration of vibrational energy, improved soil health and effective water retention all leads to better fresh produce.

We will then head to the Watervale Hotel for a six course degustation dinner, with option for wine matching and tutored tasting that covers Clare Valley terroir, climate, geology and geography.

Head Chef Nicola Palmer and her team of international Chefs will demonstrate how they enrich and enhance the fresh, natural flavours Mother Nature has gifted us.

The dishes will include fresh produce picked that day such as our Penobscot Farm Salad, as well as other farm produce preserved earlier as relishes, sauces, pickles, ice-creams or sorbets.

Sommelier Warrick Duthy can select Clare Valley wines matched to each course, or diners can simply select their own beverage accompaniments.

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Carpark

$600

The perfect one-night stop-over en-route to the Flinders Ranges or Eyre Peninsular, or part of a multi-region wine tour. Meet at the Watervale Hotel for a Farm Tour and return for Hotel tour before enjoying the six-course Degustation.

Experience package includes
– One nights accommodation at the Watervale Hotel Guesthouse: a beautiful six bedroom home.
-Tour of the Watervale Hotel including its detailed history and renovation
-Six Senses Penobscot Farm Tour and Six Course Degustation Dinner matched to Clare Valley Wines or Penobscot Mocktails: Learn about the organic, biodynamic Penobscot Farm based on permaculture principals- Watervale Hotels Farm-to-plate. Then experience tutored tasting that covers Clare Valley terroir, climate, geology and geography.
-1 x Gourmet Breakfast (choice of European, Hot Gourmet, or individually potted item)

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$600

From now until Friday March 4th we are offering an additional night accommodation at no extra charge checking in on Monday and out Wednesday, or check-in Wednesday and out Friday.

Stay two nights for $600 / head Summer Midweek Break special includes a Penobscot Farm Tour and Six Course Degustation with Wine match, accommodation at the six bedroom Watervale Hotel Guesthouse and Chef prepared Gourmet Breakfast.
For groups of 6 or more we will upgrade the wine match to our ‘Icons of Clare’ selection which includes selected vintages of Grosset Riesling, Kilikanoon Oracle, Jim Barry Armagh, Wendouree, and other Trophy winning wines normally valued at an extra $100 / head.
We can also ‘concierge’ the rest of your Clare mini-break and arrange for VIP Cellar Door experiences.
If this sounds like the ‘break’ you have been waiting for, please contact us to discuss your experience and stay with the Watervale Hotel and Watervale Hotel Guesthouse!
To book www.watervalehotel.com.au/our-guesthouse
or [email protected] if you want to tailor something even more special.

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$150

Join us for an in depth Wine Masterclass, truly learning what makes Clare Valley so unique.

Begin your experience with a one hour Wine Masterclass featuring a Clare Valley Wine Flight hand-selected by Sommelier Warrick Duthy. Learn about Clare Valley terroir, geology, geography, and what makes our wines so diverse and positively different.

Following on with a full Feed Me Menu curated by our Head Chef and low-waste warrior Nicola Palmer. A variety of small and large dishes including dessert showcasing fresh, seasonal farm-to-plate produce from our local farm partners including the organic and bio-dynamic Penobscot Farm.

Available Monday to Friday at 11am.

Please ensure we are aware of any dietary requirements at time of booking.

The Watervale Hotel has recently been awarded ‘Best Environmental and Energy Efficiency Practices Hotel in Australia’ at the 2022 AHA National Awards for Excellence. In 2021 our wine list was awarded the ‘Best Pub Restaurant Wine List in Australia’ at the Australian Wine List Awards and ‘Best Wine List in South Australia’ by the Restaurant & Catering Association.

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$70

Be educated and inspired by our knowledgeable staff as they take you in depth into five/six wines in a one hour masterclass truly learning what makes Clare Valley so unique. Featuring Wines selected by Sommelier Warrick Duthy. Learn about Clare Valley terroir, geology, geography, and what makes our wines so diverse and positively different. A perfect way to begin your wine tasting in the Clare Valley and to pair with lunch. Experience is offered 11am Monday- Friday.

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Carpark

$1000

A 2 night package for those wanting to dine at the Watervale Hotel in the evening, enjoying their premier Farm Tour and Degustation experience, but do their own thing for lunch and touring the Clare Valley during the two days.

Experience package includes
-2 nights at the Watervale Hotel Guesthouse: a beautiful six bedroom home
-Six Senses Penobscot Farm Tour and Six Course Degustation Dinner matched to Clare Valley Wines or Penobscot Mocktails: Learn about the organic, biodynamic Penobscot Farm based on permaculture principals- Watervale Hotels Farm-to-plate. Then experience tutored tasting that covers Clare Valley terroir, climate, geology and geography. 
-Tour of the Watervale Hotel including its detailed history and renovation
-A Wine Masterclass: Be educated and inspired by our knowledgeable staff as they take you in-depth into four wines while enjoying canapes.
-Enjoy a Farm Feast Dinner at the Watervale Hotel
-1 x Gourmet Breakfast (choice of European, Hot Gourmet, or
individually potted item)

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