Crabtree The pick of the four wineries at Waterville, and one of the most enjoyable to visit in the valley.

Eldredge Vineyards Located in a small farmhouse fronting a dam, with a good restaurant.

Jim Barry A friendly, family-run place founded by a pioneer winemaker.

Knappstein Winery & Housed in an ivy-coloured sandstone building with a veranda. Taste fine wines, and equally good lager.

O’Leary Walker Wines Relatively new vineyard, founded in 2000, with some fine Rieslings.

Paulett Wines This winery has fabulous views, with a veranda overlooking the “river” – a dry creek for eleven months of the year.

Reilly’s Wines Housed in an 1856 Irish bootmaker’s buildings. There’s a great restaurant, as well as vintages from 1994 onwards.

Sevenhill Cellars The oldest winery in the valley, still run by a religious order that mainly makes sacramental wine, though the brothers have diversified into table wines, sweet sherry and port. There’s a charming sandstone tasting room, and an old Catholic church in the grounds.

Skillogalee Winery Occupying a wonderful spot set against a backdrop of a clunking windmill, bush-clad hill and vineyards, with tastings by the fire in an 1850s cottage. Good restaurant too.

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