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The Clare Valley lies in a shallow fold of the northern Mount Lofty Ranges and includes the towns of Clare, Auburn, Leasingham, Mintaro, Watervale, Penwortham, and Sevenhill. The Riesling Trail, an old rail route that was transformed into a bicycle and walking track, runs through the area.
The Clare Valley, which includes about 50 wineries, is one of Australia's oldest wine regions. It is best known for Riesling wines and is often described as the ‘heart of Australian Riesling.’ Clare Valley has a long history in winemaking, and some of the most famous wine families include Taylors and Jim Barry Wines.
Several garden, rustic, and country wedding venues are part of the beautiful scenery, making the Clare Valley a good choice for a destination wedding. In addition, couples and their wedding guests will find it easy to immerse themselves in the area’s culture. The region is a sightseer’s delight with its heritage towns, trails, boutique wineries, museums, and art galleries.
The historic town of Mintaro is home to a living hedge maze, consisting of over 800 conifers. It is not easy to find the way out with so many twists and turns to trick even the most experienced explorer. Palaeontologists have called the Clare Valley home to some of the largest prehistoric mammals in Australia, and those who visit Red Banks Conservation Park can walk the same land as Diprotodons.
Golfers can find several championship courses in Clare Valley, and those who enjoy history can explore the heritage-listed Martindale Hall, a Georgian mansion. Shoppers have a good time at markets around the region that sell fresh local food like olive products and jams and at galleries that sell fine art and crafts.
Along with abundant local sights, there are many dining and accommodation options. The region offers a delicious range of culinary choices, from farmhouse restaurants to sophisticated hotel pubs. Accommodation options range from restored nineteenth century bed and breakfasts to hotels with many amenities. The Clare Valley offers everything a couple needs to make their wedding and honeymoon memorable.