Thorn Park by the vines is a gourmet traveller's delight - a fusion of luxurious surroundings and high culinary art with masters of hospitality, David Hay and Michael Speers, renowned cook and talented artist. Providing a magnificent dining and accommodation experience of supreme quality, David and Michael deliver world-class contemporary Australian cuisine and superb service. Enjoy a degustation experience in relaxed elegant surrounds, with a selection of exquisite wines from an extensive cellar. The galley kitchen is open to the dining room, allowing guests peripheral engagement in the theatre of the kitchen. The living areas at Thorn Park by the vines are light and open, looking out over spectacular bush and vineyard vistas. Superbly furnished with wonderful artworks and treasures from Europe and the Middle East, along with beautiful fabrics and textures and unexpected extravagances make for a delightful experience. Private places include a library full of interesting books about art, history, architecture, travel and of course food and wine. Each suite has its own view and private area. The combination of style, elegance and comfort, along with divine cuisine and legendary front-of-house service makes for a truly unique experience. Art and cooking classes are available by prior arrangement.
Located on the edge of Seven Hill in the Clare Valley in South Australia, Thorn Park by the vines is ideally situated to explore this beautiful wine region. The Clare Valley is one of Australia's premium wine producing areas, internationally renowned for the quality of the Riesling wines it produces. You can hire a mountain bike, a tandem, retro cruiser, or even an electric bike. So get ready for a day of adventure on the Riesling Trail, winding through the picturesque Clare Valley wine region for 35 kilometres from Auburn to Clare. Discover the many attractions of Clare, from gift shops to cafes, galleries to gardens, there's so much to see.