Dutschke Wines News


Back in 2004 we built our winery Shed only a stone’s throw from our home up here on Gods Hill Road. Many of you have visited our Shed over the years and sampled some of what we do here, but many may not have known that directly behind our corrugated structure was a 1,000,000 litre concrete tank on a half acre of land owned and managed by SA Water.

This concrete water tank was built back in 1944 and had been used to supply water to the township of Lyndoch. These days Lyndoch water is piped directly into the township rather than gravity feeding it from this tank high on the hill. SA Water contacted us some time ago to ask us if we would be interested in purchasing this patch of ground with the tank, as it was now surplus to their needs.

So out came our cheque book and Brenda and I are now proud owners of a Tank. Our alpacas Yogi and Boo Boo are quite pleased with our decision as they now have some extra territory to explore and play in.

The plan is now to firstly water the lawn and make use of the 1,000,000 litres of water. The next step is to slowly work on turning the concrete tank into a cellar and tasting room. Although Sami and Jackson have other plans for it and would like to turn it into a kid’s retreat. Will keep you posted.