Welcome to Riesling Country

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 5 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 firsthand 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, wines and take home the best products.