Sevenhill and surrounds

East of Sevenhill is the oldest winery and vineyard in Clare Valley – Sevenhill Cellars. It is possibly one of the most picturesque and unusual wineries in the country. At its heart is the magnificent St Aloysius Church (with crypt), through which visitors are free to wander. The winery has been owned and operated by Jesuits since 1851. It still produces sacramental wines used across Australia and in parts of Asia. Renowned vigneron, Brother John May, often conducts tours of the winery and surrounding buildings. If you’re tempted to try out the Riesling Trail, you can hire bikes from here.

Nearby is the award-winning gourmet retreat of Thorn Park Country House. As well as providing premier accommodation and dining, owners David Hay and Michael Speers are well known for their cookery, art and music master-classes.

The village of Sevenhill has a lively local pub and marks the turn-off to exploring Skilly Hills. These valley lands are rich with atmosphere and offer some of the region’s most photogenic vistas, including those of steeply wooded slopes alongside open fields under vine.

Drop into the Sevenhill Market held on the last Saturday of each month, to pick up freshly baked bread and a variety of local food products.

You’ll come across a nest of well-known boutique cellar doors: Eldredge Wines, Stringy Brae, Jeanneret, Mitchells, Kilikanoon and Penna Lane. Some have lunchtime restaurants and delightful bed and breakfasts enjoying magnificent outlooks.

Skillogalee has a winery, luxury accommodation and a restaurant, highly regarded among people who like to combine a verandah view with exquisite food.

– Scenic Drive
– Cellar Doors
– Spring Gully Conservation Park
– Riesling Trail Loop Track with cycling or walking trail
– Sevenhill Cellars
– Skilly Valley

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