Thorn Park in the city

About THORN PARK in the city

luxury regional accommodation kangaroo island
South Australia

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 pristineprivate 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 areasare 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.

Three superbly furnished suites to choose from

thorn park in the city

has consistently
received the
highest accolades

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.

what our guests say

This place deserves 10 stars!! How is 5 stars enough for Thorn Park? Our group of three couples were the sole visitors for the three days we were guests here and we were made to feel so very special by our hosts Michael and David. From the warmest of welcomes,...

posted on TripAdvisor

Paradise - Thorn Park by the Vines My husband and I have just returned from our second visit to Thorn Park By the Vines and it was just fabulous as it was last year. David and Michael are the warmest hosts and share this beautiful property with you making you feel so welcome.

posted on TripScript

At Thorn Park by the Vines, every last detail is taken care of by hosts with 30 years in the business.

The Advertiser, SA WEEKEND

You made our introduction to the Clare Valley a memorable one. We love your attention to detail, humour, your fabulous breakfasts and food: your warmth and generosity of spirit.

Virginia, Ian, Milva, Dane, Debbie & Gary
Visitors' Book September 23, 2018

The Australian bush takes on a new meaning when you spend a few days at this tasteful country retreat in the heart of the Clare Valley. Thorn Park By The Vines is an idyllic vineyard retreat, complete with a well-stocked library, antiques, impressive meals, good conversation and genuine hospitality.

The Telegraph UK Travel Destinations

We thank you for your hospitality and lovely food in beautiful surroundings. We will be back!

Gerhard & Heather
Visitors' Book September 13, 2018

Thorn Park by the Vines, a beautifully decorated bucolic hideaway close to the Clare township – look for the bridge over the road with rusted iron fretwork, known locally as the Harbour Bridge. Co-owner David Hay cooks a Euro-classical four-course dinner while his partner, Michael Speers, keeps busy topping up glasses with the impeccable wine selection.

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we have three brilliant properties


In addition to Thorn Park by the Vines we also have two other properties, Thorn Park in the City, located in inner city Adelaide, South Australia and Thorn Park on the Island, located on South Australia’s pristine Kangaroo Island.

open plan entertaining

Thorn Park
in the city

Can lead to making some charming new friends…Walker our very own kookaburra!


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private cooking classes

Love to cook and learn about food and cooking? David Hay’s one on one cooking classes are legendary and a great add on to your stay at Thorn Park by the Vines.

degustation dinners

Dining in, is a special event at Thorn Park by the Vines. It starts with a perfectly laid table then add superb seasonal cooking, consummate service and perfectly matched wines.

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