SOUTH Australia is often synonymous with wine — the state’s climate provides the perfect conditions for grapes to grow. There are over 200 cellar doors on Adelaide’s doorstep, making it one of only nine Great Wine Capitals of the World, along side France’s Bordeaux and Napa Valley in the US.

But venture just a little further from Adelaide and you’ll find the Clare Valley, renowned for its Riesling wines which rate as some of the best in Australia and the world.

Pay a visit to Sevenhill Cellars, which is the oldest winery in the Clare Valley, established in 1851 by Jesuits to produce sacramental wine. Today the winery is still owned by the Jesuits and produces award-winning table wine, as well as sacramental drops. Recently named as Australia’s Best Large Cellar Door in the Clare Valley, travellers can visit the old stone winery and cellar door, along with the stately St Aloysius’ Church and College building on the grounds. Wine tastings and guided tours of the estate are offered during normal times.