The Clare Valley is the next in my series of posts on wine regions in Adelaide. It’s the lesser known of the two Northern wine regions in South Australia. She is constantly overlooked in favour to the Barossa Valley, however, this could work in your favour as it generally won’t be as busy s the Barossa is.
Horrocks Highway, Leasingham SA 5452
One long weekend, I headed up to the Clare Valley with my folks and a colleague had suggested Claymore as a small “locals” winery to visit. And we didn’t regret the stop! The actual cellar door area is not huge, but it gives a nice and intimate feel to the space. What I loved most about Claymore is their use on words. All of the names of their wines are the names of famous songs – it was a lot of fun to wander around and look at all of the names. My favourites were the GSM (You’ll Never Walk Alone) and the Viognier (Skinny Love) . Should definitely be a stop if you’re passing by!
Open 11am – 5pm
7 Dominic Street, Clare SA 5453
Mr Mick is a cellar door and restaurant located in the Clare Valley. We were drawn into visiting Mr Mick as we’d had family absolutely rave about their sharing menu. We ended up choosing: The Salt and Pepper Squid, Chunky Potato “chips” (more similar to wedges), Jerk Chicken with Mango and Crispy Pork Belly with Rhubarb. By far, my favourite dish was the Pork Belly – shouldn’t be a huge surprise! By the time we got to dessert, I really didn’t need to have it as I was already full, but do you really think I would go without?? I chose the Churros, because it was served with a Salted Caramel dipping sauce 🙂 Mum had a Chocolate Lava Cake that also looked divine! Make sure you book for the weekends!
Open 10am – 5pm daily.
Have you visited the Clare Valley lately? What are your top picks for places to go?