About the projectLocated 130kms north of Adelaide in the Clare Valley, the Riesling Trail was once part of the railway line from Adelaide to Spalding. Built in stages between 1860 and 1918, the railway’s purpose was to ease mining transport and open up valuable agricultural land. In August 1983 the wavering future of the line was finally decided; after major sections of the track at Clare were destroyed in the Ash Wednesday fires the line was closed. In 1994 the section from Auburn to Clare became the Riesling Trail - the first South Australian conversion of a railway line into a recreational trail for walking and cycling. The trail was instigated by the Clare Valley Winemakers with funding support from the South Australian Government through the Office for Recreation and Sport. The section from Clare to Barinia was opened in 2009. The Riesling Trail Incorporated is responsible for the development and promotion of The Riesling Trail.
The Riesling Trail Development Fund has been established to assist in the ongoing maintenance and development of The Riesling Trail for walkers and cyclists. Please support this vital project by making a tax deductible donation today!