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.
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 a 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
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.
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