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Wonderful wineries, fine local produce, historic towns and views for miles… visit the Clare Valley and fall in love with one of Australia’s oldest wine regions.

Paulette Wines Vineyard Clare Valley wine region

Clare Valley wine region

Just one and a half hours’ drive north of Adelaide, nestled high in South Australia’s Mount Lofty Ranges, is the charming Clare Valley wine region.

The traditional land of the Ngadjuri people, Clare’s winemaking history started back in the mid-1800s with Jesuit settlers who planted the first vines in the region. Today, Clare Valley is home to more than thirty wineries, many of them family owned just like Pauletts.

The region is filled with historic towns and landmarks that punctuate the diverse cultural heritage. Be sure to explore the incredible mining history of Burra, relish the grandeur of Martindale Hall and take the time to get lost in the Mintaro Maze.

Polish Hill River

Our own slice of heaven, the Polish Hill River region is the home of Pauletts. Named after the Polish settlers who moved here in the mid-1800s, the area is blessed with the perfect climate for growing premium grapes.

The minerality and natural acidity of the soil, combined with good winter rains, hot summer days tempered by cool nights and a long ripening period, consistently produce grapes of exceptional flavours and balance.

World famous for fresh and flinty Riesling, the Polish Hill River region also produces an exceptional range of white wines, quality sparkling wine and smooth, classic reds.

Polish Hill River

The Riesling Trail

The Riesling Trail

A trip to the Clare Valley wine region isn’t complete without a roll or a stroll along the Riesling Trail. Covering 33km of what was once the region’s railway, the Riesling Trail is accessible for bikes, walkers, wheelchairs and prams.

Pick a section of the trail and wind a leisurely way between Auburn in the south and Clare in the north, taking the time to stop by many cellar doors and local attractions along the way.

Our own Polish Hill loop includes a pretty big hill climb, but your reward is a breathtaking view and of course a warm welcome at Pauletts’ cellar door. And if you feel like taking it easy on the way up, take a top tip from the Pauletts team and rent an e-bike!

Join the Club

Pauletts welcomes you to our Cellar Door Experiences through our exclusive wine club. Sample our range of fine Rieslings and regional white and red wines over the most spectacular views in the Clare Valley. Choose between a bespoke tasting of your choice or our five flight tasting matched with inspired canapes prepared in our Bush DeVine Winery Restaurant.

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Local produce

The Clare Valley wine region is home to wonderful local produce. As a community, we’re fiercely proud of the food our region produces, from self-labelled jams, chutneys and home-grown honey, through to fine olive oil, ethically farmed meats and craft beers.

Our local pubs and restaurants, including our very own Bush DeVine Winery Restaurant, love to showcase our regional specialties on their menus. And there’s nothing better than a picnic basket stocked with fresh and delicious treats direct from one of the many farm gate stores.

Whatever you fancy, you’re guaranteed a good feed when you visit Clare.

Local produce
Natural wonders

Natural wonders

Walk with the dinosaurs, meander among the gum trees, picnic amongst the wildflowers or pose for the Gram by a bubblegum pink lake. We’re not making this stuff up – the natural wonders of Clare Valley are like none you’ve ever seen before.

Just down the road from Pauletts you’ll find the Spring Gully Conservation Park where you can take in the views from Blue Gum Lookout, enjoy the walking trails and visit the seasonal waterfall. Be sure to keep a look out for the locals: brushtail possums, grey kangaroos and short-beaked echidnas.

Further afield, Lake Bumbunga near the town of Lochiel is a favourite for photographers as its colour changes from pink, to white, to blue, depending on the salinity of the water throughout the year.

Red Banks Conservation Park is one of the richest megafauna sites in Australia, complete with an interpretive walking trail so you can walk the path of the diprotodons, giant prehistoric wombats, that lived there over 65,000 years ago.

A wonderful dining experience and great customer service

A wonderful 3 course lunch with beautiful wines out on the deck. The customer service was fabulous and friendly. We will be back to try more from the menu. The stand-up dish was the wagyu rump with tataki. The succulents they used in the dish were so delicious. It definitely wasn't a pretty dish once you startedwith squid ink Mayo being a little deadly if you got it on anything, my napkin looked like a war zone- BUT so tasty. Great views on a cold day.

A wonderful dining experience 👌

22 November 2022

Excellent food wines, service plus great views.

Excellent food wines and service. We had the 5 course degustation with matching wines, and let the chef choose the courses. Best decision! Some subtle dishes with delicate flavours, especially Australian bush flavours, and some unique courses that challenge and delight your preconceptions. If you are in the Clare Valley, set aside a day, arrive early and leave late after savoury the food, the view and, last but not least, the excellent service.

6 November 2022

Exceptional Lunch

This was the standout meal of our 5 day visit to the Clare Valley. My wife and I had a great lunch preceded by a wine tasting at our table which was very well done. We both ordered the large plate roasted barramundi with a side of triple cooked chips, all was delicious and washed down with a bottle of Polish Hill Riesling. Friendly efficient service and a great experience, highly recommended.

18 October 2022

Food lovers heaven

This was a highlight of our visit to Clare. The setting is superb, on the covered deck overlooking the rolling green landscape beyond. We were welcomed with warmth and attentiveness. Our baby was catered for and fussed over and never made to feel an inconvenience. The staff were so cheerful and friendly that it helped set us up for an enjoyable experience. We had the three shared plates and the non-driver had the paired wines. The glasses or wine were generous, as were to food servings. We enjoyed the beetroot and haloumi to start and then the delicious lamb dumplings and finally the barramundi. Each dish had such deliciously complementary flavours and each were mouth watering. It was a bleak rainy day but inside was all cheer and good food. A wonderful choice!

22 September 2022

Sensational food with great native ingredients

We stopped by for some lunch and we’re blown away by the wine and food. They have mastered the art of incorporating Australian native ingredients. Such a sensational mix of flavours. The staff were warm and approachable. Would love to come back.

9 September 2022

Paulett’s- highly recommended lunch

Had the most amazing wine tasting and lunch at Paulett’s today. We chose 3 plates to share- sashimi, lamb and beef served with fresh, home baked bread. The service was superb- friendly and professional. The food was unbelievable- deliciously cooked and served using interesting Australian bush flavours. And of course washed down with a glass of Paulette’s own red wine. Lovely views overlooking the valley. Congratulations to all at Paulette’s. It was a beautiful afternoon on the deck.

21 August 2022

Meals are delightful

Really enjoyed our visit, so good we went back a coup[le of months later. Staff are very good & of course the wine and food are excellent

10 August 2022

Most memorable dining establishment in Australia

This is the second time we've dined at Pauletts, and we enjoyed our lunch as much as we did the first time, a few years ago. When we were in the area last time, we tried a number of well known and highly rated restaurants, but Pauletts was imprinted in our minds as the absolute standout, and we have a couple of chefs in our group. This restaurant was a must for us to return to, and it didn't disappoint. All the staff are lovely and welcoming, the position is gorgeous, the pirice for the quality is sooooo reasonable, and the style, presentation, and taste of all the dishes served was once again exceptional. We did the $44.00 3 course feed us option, and was served the peaches (delectable), the gnocchi (a real taste of Italy), followed by the beef (cooked perfectly, with flavours to savour), and a complimentary tomato salad (absolutely awesome). The wine is so well priced at under $10 a glass, and the homemade sour dough bread was so good, that my husband asked if the chef wouldn't mind giving him a couple of spoons of his sourdough starter (as my husband forgot his starter, and we've just begun a 5 month trip around Australia), which the chef kindly did. Just another reason to put Pauletts at the top of our "must experience" dining list. Pauletts bush divine winery restaurant in Polish Hill (part of the Clare Valley) is 5 star all the way. Experience food the way it should be served, with fresh crisp flavours, quality produce, and edible natives you've never seen before ... what's not to love about this place!

March 2022

A lunch at Pauletts is surely a "must do" for a clare valley visit.

The 5 course degustation where the chef chooses the courses is a gastronomic delight with subtle flavours superbly balanced with accompanying wines, and the occasional course hich challenges your senses and preconceptions Eg whipped Gorgonzola desert. Each of 5 courses matched with wine. Is there any better way to enjoy a wine tasting and laze away an afternoon with good food, good wine, good views and good service. (Dont try this in less than 3 hours) Very attentive and thoughtful staff. Perhaps the highlight of dining around Oz, including some other highly awarded restaurants.

November 2022

Staff were impeccable

We experienced the Tasting Flight when in the Clare Valley recently. We tasted 5 glorious wines, each paired with absolutely delicious canapes. The presentation was stunning. The service and attention of staff was impeccable!

September 2022


Amazing! Incredible location, with kind and attentive staff who were great to chat with. The canape tasting was divine, with an amazing selection of wine that I had never heard of. Highly recommend anyone to give them a visit!.

September 2022

WOW, blown away.

Wow! I was blown away by the food. Three of us had one of the solo mains each and were not disappointed. I think I won with the Beef Cheeks but that just started an argument as to who had the best meal :) The service was excellent but our mains were late, no doubt due to us deferring our mains order so we could savour the wine tasting flights and the restaurant filling rapidly. This minor problem was more that compensated for by a free Piccolo each of their excellent Sparkling Shiraz. Well done and we'll back!

September 2022

We are coming back for sure

The gorgeous staff at Paulett fit us in for a tasting at the bar and it did not disappoint. The lady who served us had us laughing,enjoying ourselves and the wines were beautiful. Will recommend Paulett to anybody who listens. We are coming back for sure!

September 2022

The best I've experienced in Australia

PAULETT wines and their tasting experience I rate as the best I've experienced in Australia. Our waitress,Jade, gave us superb service! As opposed to the standard choice of only 5 wines, we could taste ALL wines on their list. The cheese platter was hands-down the best I've ever tasted. There's also a special offer on at the moment. 12 bottles fir 90 AUD! Fabulous afternoon!

July 2022

5 stars

How can anyone give this anything but 5 stars? The food and service is flawless! Best meal and affordable. Would return for round 2.

September 2022

Probably the best wine tasting ever ...

Thoroughly agree with all the other positive reviews ... from the minute we walked in, all the staff were warm, friendly and couldn't have done more to make it a fabulous experience. What we had thought would be a quick stop turned into a three hour, thoroughly enjoyable lunch topped with stunning views. The wine flights matched with canapes are highly recommended, made all the more enjoyable by the knowledgable team who took the time to answer all our questions without ever making us feel rushed. A big thanks to all from the front of house ladies to the chefs, and everyone else who helped make this such a lovely afternoon - we'll be back!

April 2022