Clare Valley, SA
The Clare Valley is one of Australia's oldest wine regions. It is best known for its Riesling wine, and is often called the home of Australian Riesling. Its Mediterranean-style climate is ideal for the production of quality Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon and Merlot grapes. The Clare Valley has more than 40 wineries, most of which are small and located along a 25 mile (40 kilometre) corridor between the towns of Auburn and Clare. Walk or cycle the Riesling Trail which connects many of the region's major attractions and cellar doors, or travel in style and explore the region by limousine.
The Clare Valley is one of Australia's oldest wine regions. It is best known for its Riesling wines, and is often called the home of Australian Riesling. Settlers from England, Ireland and Poland first moved into the region during the 1840s and left a rich heritage of villages and architecture which remain largely intact. Many of these buildings are now used as guest houses, premium restaurants and art galleries in the area.