130km north of Adelaide and just an hour's drive from the Barossa, Clare Valley is one of Australia's finest wine producing areas. The star of the region is Riesling and the quality is so exceptional that there are 21 wineries from the area rated as five-star in the 2010 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion.
Upholding winemaking traditions that have been in use since the 1840's, Clare Valley is home to several large wineries and a growing number of boutique producers. Clare Valley wines, especially Riesling and the white varietals are known for their crisp, fresh and zesty flavour. They generally exhibit a clean and restrained aroma with delicate citrus and tropical hints. These wines are perfect for enjoying young, though some have the ability to be cellared. Other Clare Valley wine highlights include Semillon, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon and all are available on GraysOnline.