thank you for your reservation and…………
welcome to Thorn Park by the vines
THORN PARK by the vines
above….the historic Sevenhill Cellars
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above….canola in full bloom true green and gold
One of the joys of staying at Thorn Park by the vines is the cuisine! Breakfast certainly sets you up for the day, and dinner is offered nightly at the exquisite 1830’s French walnut farmhouse table, including wines from the property’s extensive wine cellar. It is a ‘set’ menu, changes daily and utilizes fresh regional produce.
Dietary requirements and allergies can be accommodated; please advice when making a reservation.
Local cafes and bakeries include Little Red Grape, Wild Saffron, Clare Rise Bakery, Watervale Store, The Olive Bus, Seed Espresso and the Café at Terroir.
top above….a book and drinks looking out over the dam at Thorn Park by the vines: above our resident kookaburra “Walker” and right one of our favourite personal artworks by Jen McDonald.
below top….the right way to start the day at Thorn Park by the vines with a wonderful breakfast that always seems to involve planning the day ahead….and bottom sharing a feast at Seed Wine House + Kitchen.
Thorn Park by the vines
Thank you for your reservation and welcome to Thorn Park by the vines.
This link is only available once a reservation has been confirmed. Bookmark this link on your phone and you’ll have everything you need to know, from basic shopping to dining, drinking and emergency numbers.
The Clare Valley is one of South Australia’s most celebrated wine regions, and with great wine also comes great food and intriguing history.
Anything else you need to know, please call us! Your call may go to message bank depending on the time of day, but, we’ll get back to you.
David Hay and Michael Speers
Directions for finding
Thorn Park by the vines
starting from Adelaide
The Clare Valley wine region starts at the village of Auburn (about 27 kms south of Clare); you then pass through Leasingham, Watervale, Penwortham and then finally Sevenhill. (Some of these villages have only a few houses).
After passing through Sevenhill, Quarry Road is the next road, if travelling north, on the right-hand side, (there is a very large tourism sign 100 metres before the T intersection). Turn right into Quarry Road and our property is exactly 1 kilometre along this road.
The road will pass under a little railway bridge (now part of the Riesling Trail), then meander past about 6 houses. Then the road turns sharply left up an incline. Almost immediately, there is a 20 Kilometre per hour sign, SLOW DOWN as our drive way is 100 metres further along on the left-hand side, at the crest of this small incline.
There is a small blue and white tourism sign saying, ‘Thorn Park’ on the right-hand side of the road, pointing to our driveway on the left had side.
Turn left off the bitumen road when you see that blue and white sign. Take the gravel road over the cattle grid, (there is a small brown and cream ‘Thorn Park sign on the fence, on your right).
Follow our internal road to the homestead. Guest car parking is in the carport attached to the shed.
Please note, if you are using a GPS, the address is sometimes shown as “Quarry Road, Spring Farm”; and not Clare; and to make life even more fun, under the new National Address system for emergencies, we are now Lot 109a Quarry Road Spring Town.
(The old lot number was lot 37 and often comes up as that on Google)….please use the Google maps link on the left for accurate directions.
Enjoying your time
in the Clare Valley
We are more than happy to spend time over breakfast helping you plan your day and making suggestions. However, below are some useful links.
Dietary requirements must be notified prior to arrival, and every endeavour will be made to accommodate them.
Thorn Park by the vines has an extensive wine cellar, mainly featuring wines from the Clare Valley and Kangaroo Island. Add to this, quality spirits and aperitif wines. All wines and beverages are included in the tariff.
The “Clare Valley, Wine, Food & Tourism Centre” is situated on the corner of the Horrocks Highway and Spring Gully Road Clare, opposite the local showgrounds. It acts as both the main tourism information centre, and as a showcase for the region’s food, wine and art. The Centre offers advice on the attractions in the area and sells an extensive range of local food products and wines.
On Friday evenings 5pm-7pm they host a happy hour, where guests can meet some of the locals, winemakers and other travellers.
Address; 8 Spring Gully Rd, Clare SA 5453
Phone number +61 8 8842 2131 or 1800 242 131
The Clare Valley website has all that you could hope for in planning your visit.
Cycling & Walking
The Riesling Trail was once the local train line: it was saved 20 years ago and is now a 35-kilometre cycling and walking trail. It adjoins the 20 Km southern Rattler Trail, so if you are feeling brave you can do the entire 55kms! The trail is only 500 metres from Thorn Park by the vines. There are several bike hire companies, so there is no need to pack your bike!
For full details please click here.
Heritage & History
to report: phone 000
For updates: 1300 362 361
ABC Radio 891 Am
Police, Ambulance or Fire: Phone 000
47 Farrell Flat Road
Clare SA 5453
(08) 8842 6500
Clare Medical Centre
41 Old North Road
Clare AS 5453
(08) 8841 3777
Victoria Road Medical Centre
16 Victoria Road
Clare SA 5453
(08) 8842 1000
Terry White Chemist (Richard Elkhoury)
260 Main Nort Road
Clare SA 5453
(08) 8842 2118
we have three brilliant properties
We have three brilliant properties; Thorn Park by the Vines, Thorn Park in the City, located in inner city Adelaide, South Australia and Thorn Park on the Island, located on South Australia’s pristine Kangaroo Island.