Thorn Park by the vines............history
a little history
by the vines
luxury regional accommodation Clare Valley
Thorn Park by the Vines was an internationally acclaimed luxury boutique hotel in the Clare Valley wine region in South Australia. Thorn Park by the Vines was sold as a private residence and closed, after 35 years continuous operation in October 2020
Located in a large contemporary country home, within a pristine private Australian bushland setting and vineyard setting. It is possible to have morning coffee and watch the kangaroos ambling amongst the vines. There are three large elegantly appointed rooms, all with en-suite facilities. Thorn Park by the vines can accommodate a maximum of six guests. The superbly appointed public areas are furnished with an eclectic collection of celebrated Australian artworks, antiques, and contemporary furnishings.
Owners David Hay and Michael Speers are ultimate mine hosts attending to every guest’s wish. David is respected as one of the country’s finest chefs. Dining at Thorn Park by the vines, is a unique experience, with wines matched from the Thorn Park by the vines extensive cellar.
Three superbly furnished suites to choose from
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.
Drinks on the deck at
by the vines
Often led to making some charming new friends…Walker our very own kookaburra!
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private cooking classes
Love to cook and learn about food and cooking? David Hay’s one on one cooking classes are legendary and a great add on to your stay at Thorn Park by the Vines.
Dining in, is a special event at Thorn Park by the Vines. It starts with a perfectly laid table then add superb seasonal cooking, consummate service and perfectly matched wines.