Wine Tasting

Welcome to our Cellar Door Experiences. At Pauletts, we believe good wine is best enjoyed with family, friends and great food. That’s why we’ve created a selection of tasting experiences for you to choose from. Come on in and find out why Pauletts was awarded Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award 2020… we’d love to see you.

Our cellar door is open 11am – 4pm, with food experiences available from 10am, every day of the week.
Bookings essential.


Foods and glasses of wines

Tasting flight

It’s easy to see why our tasting flight is our most popular Cellar Door Experience. Enjoy five Pauletts Clare Valley wines of your choice, exquisitely matched with inspired canapes prepared in our Bush DeVine Winery Restaurant.

Our head chef, Thomas Erkelenz, combines the best of our local produce with unique native Australian flavours to create sumptuous little Bush DeVine creations that perfectly complement each wine.

PW - 5 glasses of wines on the rack

Wine tasting

Come on in, relax and enjoy our beautiful Clare Valley wines while you take in the spectacular view. At Pauletts we love sharing our award-winning wines and we feel it’s important that you have the opportunity to taste the full range of our current wines.

Every wine in our range is available for tasting and if you decide to take some home, we’ll happily put part of the tasting fee toward your purchase.

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 wine region. Choose between a bespoke tasting of your choice or our five flight tasting matched with inspired canapes prepared in our Bush DeVine Winery Restaurant.

A group of people eating together

Wine pairing

In the mood for something a little more substantial? Join us in the Bush DeVine Winery Restaurant for three plates or five courses with paired wines, or you can always choose the ‘going solo’ option.

Head chef Thomas Erkelenz creates a seasonal menu drawing inspiration from bush tucker flavours locally produced, foraged finds and our own Australian native garden. Our menu changes daily so we can offer you the best and most exciting produce.

Man drinking white wine

Cellar Door Awards

We are thrilled to have been awarded Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award 2020. 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 and it 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.

We have also been awarded the  Great Wine Capitals – Best of Wine Tourism 2021 award. Another testament to our innovation and excellence at Pauletts.

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.