CLARE VALLEY WINE TOUR
At 9:00am you are collected from your hotel for a picturesque
journey through rural landscapes and small towns as you head
towards the Clare Valley.
Your first introduction to the Valley is the quaint town
of Auburn where you stop for morning tea at the elegant Tatehams.
You can begin your tasting of a regional collection of Clare
Valley wines in the cellars below or at the exemplary Grosset's
winery nearby. You travel along a scenic route through Penwortham
to Mitchell's winery where Jane and Andrew Mitchell host a
tasting of their fine wines.
A gourmet lunch, accompanied by the best of local wines,
will be provided at the charming Skillogalee restaurant and
winery nearby. After lunch, Rob Palmer, the winemaker and
owner, may escort you through the vineyards of Skillogalee.
You then visit the Sevenhill Cellar run by the Jesuits. Here
you can visit the historic church and explore the heritage
of the first vineyard in the region.
You meet Brother May, the winemaker, and see the original
From Sevenhill Cellars you travel on to Clare where you visit
the innovative Tim Knappstein winery. Knappstein was one of
the first Australian winemakers to experiment successfully
with Fume Blanc style wines.
From Clare you begin your return journey visiting the old
slate mining town of Mintaro on your way. If time permits
you can have a drink at the old Magpie & Stump or visit
the stately Martindale Hall.
To enquire about this experience or have it included in a tailor made itinerary
- Just ask!