Surrounded by vineyards to the north and south, Sevenhill is very much at the heart of the wine lands of the Clare Valley. It’s home to Sevenhill Cellars, is the oldest vineyard of the valley.
The Jesuits (Society of Jesus) migrated to Australia from Austria in 1848 seeking a life free from religious and political persecution. They established Sevenhill Cellars, which is the oldest existing winery in the Clare Valley.
There have been seven Jesuit Brother winemakers since its beginning that has set a standard and tradition of dedication and commitment to quality.
The cellars are nestled among the vineyards close to Saint Aloysius Church and feature a well tended grassed picnic area with tables, seats and shade trees. Visitors are welcome to share our history, our grounds and to wander at leisure through the old cellars, church and crypt.
Sevenhill Cellars produce a wide range of quality white, red and fortified wines that are enjoyed by wine enthusiasts throughout the world. The quality of the wines and the historical and religious significance of the winery attract thousands of visitors every year.
The Clare Valley itself represents an authentic slice of country life. Whether you’re walking through our intimate villages, cycling the Riesling Trail, or exploring the country roads and bushland, you can’t help but fall for the region’s natural charms.
Sample the local produce at a farmhouse tasting room, and you may find yourself talking to the person whose name is on the label. And when you try a Riesling at one of the region’s award-winning wineries, you might just find yourself chatting to the winemaker, and hearing first hand about the meticulous craft that went into making it.