Gourmet Retreat Accommodation
About Thorn park by the vines
Thorn Park by the Vines is an internationally acclaimed luxury boutique hotel in the Clare Valley wine region in South Australia, and just a two-hour drive from Adelaide.
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.
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.
109a Quarry Road
Spring Farm, Clare SA 5453
Ph: (08) 8843 4304
Thorn Park by the vines is located on the edge of Sevenhill in the Clare Valley wine region in South Australia. Hosts, David Hay and Michael Speers deliver a magnificent dining and accommodation experience. The exquisite private location, with bush and vineyard views looking out over their dam, Thorn Park by the Vines is a contemporary country house with an ‘Australianness’ about it that makes their luxury accommodation and superb regional dining the destination of choice by international and national travellers alike.
The large, airy, living and dining spaces overlook vineyards and gently undulating hills. Decorated with contemporary and antique furnishings, with a superb art collection, the feel is laid back and comfortable. Quiet spaces, the extensive library and the large decks overlooking the gardens are very important elements of the accommodation experience.
Food and wine are the heart of any stay at Thorn Park by the vines. Breakfast is served daily. Dinner takes the form of a Dinner party with matching wines. The galley kitchen is open to the dining room, making the theatre of the kitchen dramatically close. Cooking Schools are also offered by prior arrangement.
With three luxurious double rooms, all with ASDL connection, Thorn Park by the vines sleeps six people, and rooms can be booked singly or as a group. Each guest suite has its own view and private area. En-suite bathrooms have under floor heating and walk in showers..