The town of Sevenhill was named in honour of the Seven Hills of Rome, Italy. The town was established in 1851 by Father Aloysius Kranewitter, of St Aloysius Church.
The Sevenhill Hotel opened in 1863 as the "Black Eagle" Hotel, making it over 150 years old. It was opened by Anton Kranewitter, the brother of Father Kranewitter.
In 1918 the hotel changed its name from "Black Eagle" to "Sevenhill".
Clare Valley’s iconic pub, the Sevenhill Hotel, is living up to its name as the friendliest pub in the region with managers, Paul Longbottom and Kate Shadiac, receiving excellent feedback from locals and tourists alike.