Bush DeVine Winery Restaurant

Join us at our award-winning Bush DeVine Winery Restaurant. Choose any main meal from our menu accompanied by freshly baked bread, our own house churned saltbush butter and a glass of your favourite wine. In the mood for something a little more substantial? Relax and let us feed you. Enjoy 3 plates or 5 courses with the option to include matched wines.

Open for lunch, 11am – 4pm, every day of the week.
Bookings essential.


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Our inspiration

It’s simple really… we believe great wine deserves great food. And the best food is right here on our doorstep. Every dish we serve at the Bush DeVine Winery Restaurant is a celebration of the fresh, local produce available here in South Australia and our very own Clare Valley.

Head chef Thomas Erkelenz creates a seasonal menu drawing inspiration from bush tucker flavours, local produce, foraged finds and our very own Australian native garden.

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Our menu

We change our menu seasonally so we can offer you the best and most exciting produce of the season. Our dishes showcase local ingredients and perfectly complement our award-winning range of Pauletts Clare Valley wines.

We’ve designed our menu so you have lots of options. Choose our long lunch or opt for grazing plates, each with the option of matching wines.

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Meet the chef

Head chef Thomas Erkelenz, aka ‘Erky’, creates simple and elegant food designed to let the true flavours of the ingredients shine.

His approach to food is a lot like our approach to winemaking… he takes the best seasonal products and combines them to create dishes that speak for themselves.

He loves working with native ingredients, selecting from our bush tucker garden and hand-picked local producers. He’s also a keen forager, and he can tell you where all the best bounty can be found. Follow our Bush_Devine Instagram for your food inspiration.

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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Our bush garden

Our Bush DeVine garden celebrates Indigenous Australian bush food. It’s a sensory garden with over 40 different types of plants that you can explore through smell, touch and taste.

There are so many exciting flavours hidden in the Australian bush that are well known to the traditional custodians of the land but barely tasted by many of us. The Bush DeVine Winery Restaurant brings these unique flavours to life with a quintessential Australian twist on many beloved favourites.

Think house churned saltbush butter, bunya nut free range chicken satay, pot sticker dumplings with native plum ponzu and finger lime, Rose Myrtle panna cotta… and don’t forget to pass the bush spiced chips.

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Our awards

We are thrilled to have been awarded Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award 2020 and Best Tourism Restaurant at the 2020 Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence.

Travellers’ Choice awards are based on millions of reviews and opinions from travellers from around the world. This annual award recognises the very best tourism establishments in terms of service, quality and customer satisfaction. It’s a ringing endorsement from our guests that means the world to us. We’re so proud of our amazing team who make it their mission to give every one of our guests the warmest welcome and the best possible experience.

Do yourself a favour and visit!

Do yourself a favour and visit; you will not be disappointed, but make sure you book as it did get extremely busy and you do want to leave yourself a few hours to enjoy the food, wine and views.

January 2021

Each course was amazing

Each course was amazing and the flavours unique and delicious. We also enjoyed a bottle of their sparkling Riesling.

January 2021

Great recommendation

We decided on this restaurant for our 24th wedding anniversary treat after it had been recommended to us and we were not disappointed. We had the five course long lunch. To start, we had the bread with whipped butter which was absolutely amazing; we loved it so much we ordered more.

January 2021

Never disappoints

I have dined at Pauletts many times and as the title says, it never disappoints. Tasty, innovative dishes, friendly informed staff and a fantastic view. We chose the “5 courses long lunch”, every dish amazing. We will definitely be back

January 2021

Great wine flight experience

Stopped here whilst we were bike riding along the Riesling Trail. We booked in for the 45 minute wine flight, which was a wonderful experience. We got to pick from five different wines to enjoy that were paired with delicious canapés. We really enjoyed each wine and the matching of the food was perfect. We actually weren’t aware how much the flight experience was going to cost, and we were super surprised that it was only $20 per head. Such an amazing price for a wonderful experience! The staff are very lovely and friendly. Also, the venue has beautiful sweeping views of the valley and surrounding landscapes.

June 2020

 

What an experience!

Wow, this was a great experience… Now, I have done a lot of wine tasting in my time, living in a wine region myself, but the experience with James was probably one of the best! He was so knowledgeable about the local wines and really personable, testing us on what we could taste in the wines and making the whole experience really fun and educational. We then moved on to the restaurant where we chose to do the tasting menu with matching wines. We were blown away by the food and loved the native touches… very unique and a great experience.

February 2020

 

Lovely lunch

We started off our stay in Clare with lunch at Pauletts. The deck has a casual vibe and was comfortable to dine there, even in winter. The service was very friendly and accommodating of the vegan in our party. The food was just lovely! I’m still thinking about the mushrooms! I’d go again!

July 2020

Lovely food and wine on the deck

The restaurant has a large deck (which can be enclosed and heated!) with a lovely setting overlooking lush, green pastures. You can do wine tastings and grab a meal throughout the day. We opted for a cheese platter, which allows you to choose three cheeses from the daily board and is partnered by some lovely accompaniments… thoroughly recommend!

August 2020

 

Phenomenal

This is one of the best places I’ve eaten in my life. Waitstaff squeezed us in for a late lunch, despite being booked out. Service was informative and friendly, and the menu was comprehensive, catering to my food intolerances. Native ingredients were used in every dish.
The view from our table was amazing. Thank you to everyone at Pauletts for our amazing experience.

July 2020

Wonderful wine tasting

Gorgeous winery setting. We did the $20 wine flight. Five generous tastes, each matched with a lovely canape. All very good. $10 refundable on $50 purchase. They also do casual tasting for $10. Lunch on the deck also looked great. Recommended.

June 2020

Beautiful food in a beautiful location

Popped in for an early lunch on a post-COVID wet Monday and got squeezed in onto one of only two un-booked tables. The spelt bread and saltbush butter were great, and the mains – duck and pork belly – were just brilliant. One glass of wine (anything off the list) was plenty as we still had quite a bit of driving to do.

June 2020

Worth visit to Clare Valley

The trip to the Clare Valley is worth the trip, just to eat at Bush DeVine Winery Restaurant. It isn’t just the delicious food, it is also about the wonderful waitstaff, with a nod especially to Grace, who was brilliant. Then there is the location – the view is beautiful across the valley.

September 2020

Beautiful lunch in the Clare Valley

Had the long lunch for two with the pairing of wines! Four courses, each absolutely superb and with the accompanying wines was a great idea! We couldn’t resist desserts so we had those too! Will certainly return for the winter menu and can’t wait! All staff are very knowledgeable and all had excellent customer service! Awesome lunch!

March 2020

Absolutely fabulous

Absolutely wonderful experience. We elected the long lunch. Every dish created and served with passion. Highly recommended.

February 2020

Must visit

Must visit – the food was fabulous and great wines – take your time and enjoy the experience – family friendly!

July 2020

Long lunch

Lovely scenery, beautiful wines paired with amazing entrees/appies. A must try is the Master Chicken, which is very shareable.

January 2020

EVENTS

5-7 February 2021

Cellar Door
Fest 2021

Cellar Door Fest offers the ultimate opportunity to learn about South Australia's unparalleled wine regions, buzzing craft brew and distillery scenes and incredible produce.

14-17 May 2021

Clare Valley
Gourmet Weekend 2021

Join us at Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend to meet local winemakers - including the team from Pauletts - and find out first-hand what makes our region incredible.

25-27 June 2021

Good Food
and Wine 2021

Calling all food and wine lovers! At Good Food and Wine 2021 you can enjoy a fun-filled day out with friends and family, sampling the latest foods and wines, and take home the best products.