Monster Wine Raffle

The Riesling Trail has recently launched a ‘Monster Wine Raffle’ with wine donated from over 40 cellar doors. Raffle Tickets are available at many wineries and businesses around the Valley at $2 per ticket. Proceeds will assist in the ongoing maintenance of The Riesling Trail.

If you would like to purchase tickets please ring Monica on 0417 803 386 or email

Italian Runners visit Clare

Italian Runners

From Left: Marco Roccella, Pierluigi Benini, Giulio Dichiera, Paolo Venturini, Allan Mayfield

Roccella, Pierluigi and Paolo (from Padua, Italy).

An Italian TV crew from Sky TV Italia was in Clare last week as part of a television documentary about leisurely running. Paolo Venturini, a policeman from Padua, is being filmed running in stunning scenery all around the world. While in Clare they filmed Paolo running along part of the Riesling Trail with local Guilio Dichiera from Evilo Estate who was born in Italy. Guilio is training for the Clare Valley Half Marathon, which is to be held on Sunday 3rd April. The group from Italy had already been filming on Kangaroo Island and the Barossa Valley before coming to Clare. They were to have come to Australia in October but Paolo had a bicycle accident last year and suffered a punctured lung. They came to Clare on a 38 degree day and were travelling on to film in the Flinders Ranges the following day.

The South Australian Road Runners Club [SARRC] organises several half marathons in South Australia. The first for the year, the Northern Argus Clare Valley Half Marathon, will be held on Sunday 3rd April 2016 on the Riesling Trail.

To register for the Half Marathon, 10km or 5km, visit

Riesling Trail Loops Speed Limit Consultation

The advertising for this Public Consultation is open today until Friday 4th March. Council would appreciate  feedback from your members and associates regarding the proposal to restrict the speed limit on the Riesling Trail loops.  The details are in the Advert below and please refer to the Riesling Trail map. Please note it does not include Jolly Way (Mintaro Sevenhill Road) or any unmade roads.

Queries can be directed to Caroline Fleming at or 88426400

Council NoticeRiesling Trail Map


Grant for re-surfacing the Riesling Trail

Gary Sims and Mark Hill inspect a section of the Riesling Trail that has worn down to the base rock. A grant from the Office of Recreation and Sport will fund the resurfacing of the trail, which has gradually eroded over its 20 years by rain, wind and thousands of feet and bicycle tyres.

The ever-popular Riesling Trail will soon receive a $189,000 ‘face lift’, funded by a state government Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program grant. click here to read the whole article published in the Northern Argus, written by Keira James.

Gary Sims and Mark Hill

Gary Sims and Mark Hill