Clare Valley Day Tour

Clare Valley Day Tour from Swagabout Tours

By: Swagabout Tours  23-Oct-2014
Keywords: Wine Tasting, Winery Tours, History

Join a small group personalised tour of the Clare Valley one of South Australia's premium wine regions best know for its award winning Riesling wines but also a producer of high quality other whites reds and fortified wines. On our big day out we visit the historic mining town of Kapunda birth of the Cornish and mining history of Australia and the base for Australia's forgotten "Cattle King" Sir Sidney Kidman. We also view a sculpture of the legendary buckjumper "Curio" before entering the Clare Valley to have a morning tea of scones, local jam, cream and freshly brewed coffee and tea at the award winning Skillogalee Winery & Restaurant. After morning tea we have our first tasting of the Skillogalee labelled wine before travelling to the historic Sevenhill Winery and Church established by Jesuit Brothers in 1850 and the birth place of wine production in the Valley. We then take in some magnificent views of the Polish River sub region of the Clare Valley before adjourning to Jim Barry Wines who are now in their third generation of fine wine production. We then take a break from tastings for a cafe lunch in the town of Clare before heading to the historic town of Mintaro stopping along the way at Paulette Wines winners of the "Best Riesling in the World" trophy. After a journey back in time at Mintaro we venture to the historic Martindale Hall a Georgian Mansion built in 1879 by a 21yr old sheep farmer Edmund Bowman Jnr. The property was then owned by the Mortlock family who on their death bequeathed the property with fully furnished buildings to the Adelaide University. The Mansion is now leased and operated as a B & B and lies within an 18ha conservation park. This concludes our day in the Clare Valley so we begin our return to Adelaide. Time permitting we may stop of at the Clare Valley Brewing for a cleansing ale or taste of some Jeanneret Wines for that final road to Adelaide.

Keywords: 4wd Tours, Clare Valley Day Tour, Ex Adelaide Tours, History, Personalised Tours, Wine Tasting, Winery Tours,

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