Our vision

Warrick Duthy and Nicola Palmer are creating something quite amazing in Watervale, Clare Valley.

The Watervale Hotel offers an all day fine dining experience from 11am to 9pm every day in a beautifully renovated old hotel that has retained the casual accessibility associated with a country pub.

“Our all day, every day philosophy is driven by our desire to see the Clare Valley become the most desirable wine tourism destination in Australia. Every day is a holiday for tourists, and when you are on a cycling or wine tasting holiday you want to eat when it suits you! We want to offer service and community to our regulars and tourists alike – even on Good Friday or Christmas Day”.

It is our organic, bio-dynamic Penobscot Farm that drives the seasonal menu and fresh tasty food offering at the Watervale Hotel. 

Penobscot Farm and No 6 Quelltaler Road are  being developed as a bio-dynamic, organic farm using permaculture principles by our Gardener Jared Murray. We see  our ventures as a seat of organic learning as well as agriculture, with a constant flow of  Chefs and Front of House staff  from around the world working with our local Clare talent.

Our vision is to create an epicurean business that can act as a hub for our local community, a destination for visitors to our region, and a role model for ethical practices.

“We are self confessed ‘ethical epicureans’. We are devoted to providing sensual pleasure through the food, wine, ambiance and service in a way that is morally right. Our ethical principles will see us growing as much as we can organically, sourcing from the local region, recycling our waste, and treating our staff like family. At the end of the day the success of our ethical approach will be measured by the pleasurable experience we create.”

Watervale Hotel is open:

11am – late 7 days.

Our kitchen offers all day dining:

11am – 9pm 7 days

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