The Clare Valley is an authentic slice of country Australia, being home to an authentic working rural community, which upholds the traditions that have been been passed down over history. This features in the lovingly restored heritage towns of Burra and Kapunda and is reflected in the festive harvest-season atmosphere that runs through the Valley, all year round. If you're after all the benefits and charm of country life, in a quite sophisticated context, this is as real as it gets. Clare Valley is a place where wine and food means people. It's a region with a warm rustic flavour - and a world-beating wine-list. The region has been compared to Italy’s Tuscany and wine experts from around the world regularly make the pilgrimage after vintage in March or April. But connoisseurs and others alike can readily appreciate these wine-lands - where you can cycle an idyllic 35 kilometres through vineyards on the Riesling Trail, watch master vignerons at work in 150-year old cellars and enjoy festivals and music treats among the vines. There's a surprising range of foods that have been grown, farmed or produced in the region, and a host of shops, cellar doors, farm outlets and restaurants to enjoy them from. The area's copper mining heritage is still very evident, particularly in Burra and Kapunda, and there are ample opportunities to explore the region's mining heritage. Just another fascinating aspect of this diverse and stimulating living environment.
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