Clare Uncorked .    (CV01)

Clare Valley Wine Tour– $155 PP 

Clare Uncorked (CV01)

Much more than a wine tour, this fully-guided Clare adventure also celebrates the rich and vibrant history of the Valley.

Over rolling hills and picturesque plains, to quaint townships and important landmarks, this is a day of discovery you’ll never forget.

And the Clare Valley’s wonderful wines will be a constant companion.

For private group pricing, please phone Dave Willson on 0418 832 812

Running every Saturday, other times by Arrangement.

Private tours for two from $250pp

Itinerary

CLARE UNCORKED

 Uncorking Clare Valley

 Leave Clare township at 10am. Return approximately 5pm.

 Much, much more than a wine tour, this expedition is designed to give you a unique insight into the Clare Valley and how it came to be.

Fear not, we’ll be sampling the very best food and wine along the way, but we want this to be an educational experience as well.

We start with a tour of the Valley’s very first winery, Sevenhill Cellars, a sacred site of seductive wine and spiritual character. Built by the society of Jesuits in 1851, it’s home to some of the world’s oldest vines, which were started with cuttings from nearby Bungaree Station. The vines were tended by the men of faith who still lie in the on-site crypt. It’s an awe-inspiring story that sets the tone for the day.

From here, we’ll travel on back roads and private property, through vineyards and farmland with stunning views of Polish Hill River and beyond. There’s no shortage of photo opportunities.

We’ll sample wines from some of the Valley’s younger stars like Hill River Estate, Pikes, Paulett or Reillys – we share the love at Clare Valley Tours – and we’ll choose a winery to stop for lunch as well.

As we travel between cellar doors you’ll doubtless have some questions: What crop is that? What vines are those? When will the vines bud? We’re confident we’ll have all the answers!

The historic township of Mintaro is not to be missed. Established around 1850 as an overnight stop for Ox drays carting the rich ore of the Burra Mines to Port Wakefield, the heritage listed town is known for its world class slate. It’s also home to the first Jesuit church built in Australia.

We don’t think you’ll have had quite enough of our famous country hospitality yet, so in the afternoon will head west into the Skillogalee Valley. Contrast the wines here from those in the east as you choose between award-winning wineries like Kilikanoon, Mitchell, Penna Lane, Eldredge and Jeanneret. We’ll visit at least a couple of these before your day is done.

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What’s included

Pick up from Clare township

Tour of Sevenhill Cellars valued at $10pp

Single course lunch at a local winery, including a glass of wine

Tasting fees

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What’s not included

Extra food and drink purchases

Afternoon tea   

Any Venue entry fees if applicable.

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