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The lovely Clare Valley, like southern France with added kangaroos

It’s the home of Australian Riesling, and is remarkably unspoilt

23 January 2016

9:00 AM

23 January 2016

9:00 AM

It is a century and a half since The Spectator noted the exceptional qualities of South Australia, a colony of free settlers untainted — unlike the rest of the continent — by the convict stain. ‘Everywhere … the enclosures over miles of plain, the hedged gardens, the well-grown orchards and well-appointed homesteads, proclaim the possession of the land by an industrious and thrifty yeomanry,’ wrote a Mr Wilson in these pages in 1866.

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