Area profiles

Watervale

Watervale is a town in the Clare Valley, South Australia, approximately 15kms south of Clare and 120kms north of Adelaide. The town has a number of 19th century heritage buildings, including the former Stanley Grammar School, which is now a private residence. The townhship boasts a general store and Post Office, hotel, primary school, CFS unit, Anglican and Uniting churches, a garage, a small number of local businesses and a variety of recreational facilities.
As part of the Clare Valley, the area is renowned internationally for its grape growing prowess, and is particularly well known for Riesling. High quality Cabernet and Shiraz wines are also produced. Local wineries include Crabtrees, Stephen John Wines, Annie’s Lane and Olssen Wines.
Watervale hosts an annual ‘Day on the Green’ concert at Annie’s Lane, attracting up to 6,000 concert-goers. Many have a great experience camping nearby on the town oval.