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Emprades vintage + design is situated in the main street of the small and pretty town of Clarendon, south of Adelaide. The town is set in a beautiful valley and has many heritage buildings of note.

Eliza and Thomas Edwards Pickle and Jam factory Clarendon.jpg


In the early 1840's young brothers Jeremiah and Richard Morphett made their way from Kent in England to South Australia, encouraged by their uncle John Morphett who was an eminent figure in the establishment of the colony. With their young brides Mary, aged 16 and Lucy, aged 17 years, they took up land and started the hard life of farming in Clarendon, and were instrumental in creating the some of the first township allotments.Lucy-Morphett (left)-Eliza-Edwards (right) Clarendon


Our shop building forms part of the Morphett precinct, being the home of Eliza Edwards, nee Morphett, daughter of Richard and his wife Lucy. Eliza was married to Thomas Edwards and together the couple built and worked on the property.


Situated next to the Royal Oak Hotel it began life as a Jam and Pickle Factory. Now it has been elegantly restored to house our shop. Larger than it appears from the road, there are 6 ground floor rooms to browse through.





Clarendon is seen by many as the gateway to the McLaren Vale Wine Region and is a picturesque alternative route to the region.

From the CBD of Adelaide take Anzac Highway toward Glenelg (A5) until it crosses Main South Road (13). Turn left onto Main South Road and travel south to Darlington until the intersection of South Road and Flagstaff Road. Turn left onto Flagstaff Road following it to the top of the escarpment where you will find a large roundabout featuring a central flagpole bearing an Australian flag. Continue straight ahead where the road becomes Happy Valley Drive, flanking the eastern side of the Happy Valley Reservoir.  At the end of Happy Valley Drive turn left at a roundabout (roundabout #4) onto Chandlers Hill Road. Follow Chandlers Hill Road to the top of the hill and turn right onto Grants Gully Road. Follow Grants Gully Road down the hill into Clarendon. 

Large green and white highways direction signs labelled "Clarendon" are posted at all the major intersections from Main South Road, so you can find your way relying on these alone if you wish.

You will find our shop in the main street next to the Royal Oak Hotel where you could stay for lunch or dinner. Further down the street is South Australia's oldest running General Store where you can sit and have a coffee and enjoy a piece of cake. If you feel like a quick bite to eat, the Clarendon Bakery sells are variety of bakery goods.

A meander around Riverbend Park is a pleasant way to spend an hour where the Onkaparinga River winds its way beneath small cliffs at the edge of the park. To access the park there is a walkway below the Bakery.

To continue to McLaren Vale, drive further south through the towns of Kangarilla and McLaren Flat enjoying the lovely rural scenery and various wineries along the way.

For other local places to visit and for places of interest in the district see MclarenVale and Fleurieu Coast

For local walks and hikes in the nearby Onkaparinga National Park see Onkaparinga National Park

Emprades vintage + design,
45 Grants Gully Road,
Clarendon, SA 5157
(08) 83836217
Contact Pru Fowles or Emily Stone.

Open: Wed to Sun 10am till 5pm, (closed on Christmas Day thru to New Year and Good Friday). Closed Monday and Tuesday.

MasterCard, VISA, Bank Deposit, PayPal, EFTPOS, cash, cheque, money orders (cash applicable to physical shop only)

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