The Clare Valley has some great wineries. There are more than 40 and most of them have a cellar door. So drop in for a taste.
Kilikanoon gets five stars. Its wines have won several gold medals at the International Wine Competition. Kilikanoon is a must see. Try the wine and wander through the garden. Cellar door staff are friendly and the location is stunning.
Jim Barry Wines is another world beater. Its wines are available in more than 25 countries around the world. The winery produces its own fruit in 10 locations around the Clare Valley. Jim Barry, a pioneer of the industry, started the winery in 1959.
Sevenhill Cellars is the oldest winery in the region. Jesuits built it in 1851 and started making sacramental wine. Now it also produces premium white, red and fortified wines. Its wine and history make Sevenhill a favourite to visit. You can visit the cellar door and tour the underground cellars and crypt.
Paulett Wines is in Polish Hill River Valley. Winemaker Neil Paulett started his career at Penfolds and has over 30 years’ experience. He makes wines of finesse, elegance and intensity. Try his outstanding Riesling. The views from the cellar door are breathtaking.
Skillogalee is a boutique winery. A father and son team handcraft its world-class wines. Gardens surround the restaurant and cellar door. Sit on the veranda when the weather’s good or by log fires when it’s not. Stay the night in on-site accommodation.
Knappstein is a small producer of premium wines. Its Riesling is among Australia’s best. Try Knappstein Reserve Lager, a premium Bavarian style lager. The cellar door is in a nineteenth century brewery.
Annie’s Lane produces one of Australia’s finest ranges of wine. The winery 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.