Thorn Park by the vines
everything you need to know about
BY THE VINES
Thorn Park by the vines is in the middle of the Clare Valley Wine Region, just minutes from the Jesuit-run Sevenhill Cellars, between the little village of Sevenhill and the township of Clare. Thorn Park by the vines is situated on twelve acres of exquisite private bushland that adjoins some of the valley’s vineyards, and is a little less than two hours’ comfortable drive from Adelaide.
The living areas at Thorn Park by the vines are light-filled, looking out over spectacular bush and vineyard vistas and are superbly furnished with wonderful collections of artworks, antiques, and contemporary furnishings. Many items have been collected on Michael’s and David’s European, American and Middle Eastern travels. There are ample private places to sit and enjoy tranquillity to read a book from the extensive library, which is crammed with interesting novels and many tomes on high-quality art, history, architecture, travel, and of course also on food and wine.
Laundry A guest same-day laundry (wash and dry only) service is available.
Three superbly furnished suites to choose from
The yellow room
The white room
The mocha room
The spacious Mocha Room, looks over both the neighbouring northern vineyards and the protective stone ridge to the east. It has a king–sized bed that can also be twinned. The rich mocha brown walls complement the lighter contemporary fabrics used for the soft furnishings. The eclectic art works include works by local artist Russell Pick, some antique Daumier cartoons, and other works collected on the boys’ travels.
food and wine
David Hay is a celebrated cook, and “dining” at Thorn Park by the vines means to enjoy world-class contemporary Australian cuisine. Dinner is offered nightly at the exquisite 1830’s French walnut farmhouse table, and includes wines from the property’s extensive wine cellar. It is a ‘set’ menu, changes daily and utilizes fresh regional produce.
Mornings start with breakfast that is of the type one always wishes for and rarely finds! Everything is homemade from the delicious sourdough breads, granola and fresh muesli, to the jams and preserves. Fresh squeezed juices, brewed teas and perfect coffees compliment the delicious cooked dishes.
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.
Dietary requirements must be notified prior to arrival, and every endeavour will be made to accommodate them.
With prior arrangement, we conduct hands-on cooking classes for our house guests.
Sole use $375.00 per night
BED AND BREAKFAST YELLOW ROOM
Sole use $335.00 per night
including Dinner and Breakfast (All rates are per person)
MOCHA AND WHITE ROOMS
Double/twin $695.00 per person
Sole use $950.00 per person
Double/twin $650.00 per person
Sole use $850.00 per person
All wines and beverages are included in the tariff
Check in is after 2.00 pm
Check out is before 12 mid-day
Currency is Australian (AUD) dollars
reservations may be made direct via
telephone — national 08 8843 4304 international +61 8 8843 4304
OR on-line using our ‘Make a Booking’ button below
Bookings made on our online system will be for Bed & Breakfast only. Please note that the booking system will
collect full payment at time of booking.
Should you wish to book dinner please call or email us.
A deposit of $150.00 per room, per night is required to confirm a reservation.
Deposits can be paid by credit card, cheque or electronic transfer.
No shows or cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the arrival date will be charged the full price of the booking.
thorn park by the vines
Thorn Park by the Vines and owners David Hay and Michael Speers have consistently received the highest accolades both nationally and internationally. Thirty years in the business of hospitality has not in any way dulled their professionalism. If anything, over the years, they have honed and perfected the experience they offer at Thorn Park by the Vines.
David Hay is respected as one of South Australia’s most accomplished chefs and dining at Thorn Park by the Vines is world class. Hay’s passion for local and seasonal, embellished with produce picked from their kitchen garden is just the start. Michael Speers consummate front of house service and wine matching from their extensive cellars is exemplary.
we have three brilliant properties
In addition to Thorn Park by the Vines we also have two other properties, 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.