Clare Wine Region

South Australia's Clare Valley is home to many wineries, most of which are small and family run. Known as the home of Australian riesling, it's one of Australia's oldest wine-producing areas, with a winemaking history dating back 160 years. Don’t despair if you prefer red wine, as the Clare Valley is also fast becoming known for its shiraz and cabernets. At the annual Clare Valley Gourmet Festival in May you can be the first to sample the year's vintage before the winemaking process is complete, a privilege usually reserved for the winemaker.