83 Wenzel Road, Oakbank, SA 5243

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Sold for $2,200,000 (May 28, 2021)

"HOMESTEAD" 15.52 HA - 38.4 ACRES

LAND AREA 15.52 HA – 38.4 ACRES


WATER ALLOCATION 32.397 Mg/L* license N0.117211-0


Historic stone villa with return verandah – circa 1875.

Built in two stages with two main rooms and down stairs cellar. Today offering five main rooms, two living areas with open fireplaces (one with slow combustion log fire) two bedrooms plus country kitchen with solid timber cupboards, walk in pantry, Bosch dishwasher plus Smeg oven and hot plates. The bathroom offers shower and bath, separate toilet and the adjoining laundry. The residence has been re-wired in recent times, together with three-phase power at the meter board.


Areas Varieties Clones Vine Numbers

2.0 ha – 5 acres SHIRAZ 1654 3,700 vines

1.6ha – 4 acres SAVIGNON BLANC (old block) F4V3 3765 vines

3.7 ha – 9.14 acres SAVIGNON BLANC (Edwards) F4V3 8830 vines

1.0 ha – 2.5 acres SAVIGNON BLANC (Central) F4V3 3765 vines

1.28 ha – 3.16 acres MERLOT – – – 2957 vines

1.9 ha – 4.7 acres PINOT NOIR D4V12 / MV6 3700 vines

*6 rows planted to root stock D4V12 (champagne clones) thus Phylloxera resistant – remainder vines MV6 clones.

– Rows 2.9 meters apart / 1.5 meter vine spacing.

All vines planted in the 1990’s, except Savignon Blanc (in Edwards and central) – both area’s planted in 2000


Dam – Certainly large by Adelaide Hills standards – surveyed 2 years ago with a stated capacity of 11.5mg/l. The dam is equipped with an enclosed pump shed together with a sophisticated vineyard pumping / filtration system.

The large Siemens motor and Grundfos pump is rated at 30,000 litre / hour (6,700 to 7000 gallons per hour) through a 4 year (2016) self-flushing filtration system with an automated or manual arrangement out to the various vineyard blocks.

Bore 1 #662809198 on western boundary

A new pump was placed down the hole approximately 2 years ago, it is quoted as 80 meters deep.

Grundfos SP30 rated at 30,000 litre per hour in the region of 6,700 to 7000 gallons per hour. Further irrigation flexibility is also available, extending the main line approximately 100 meters to pump into the dam, then pump out to that section of the vineyard (which currently receives water direct from the said bore).

Bore 2 #662816368 – next to dam

The current vendors are unsure what is down the hole (original pump person deceased no record) However, a good producing hole, Walsh Drilling has provided the original well construction report – 99meters deep and 600-700ppm total salts in 1992, hole put down and rated at 16.75 litres / sec or approximately 15,000 gallons per hour. As you know, all bore holes are equipped to pump less. Not a strong flow at the moment, indicating possible air leak in casing and or pump output as well – however, there has been no urgency, as water on this title is, on balance, plentiful.


OLEARY WALKER has won many awards with fruit taken from this vineyard

Fruit taken from this vineyard / homestead / Oakbank

- Savignon Blanc – the wine of which has won all Gold medals at some 20 various shows

- Also 5 trophies

- Shiraz – 2018 has received 94 points from James Halliday

Pinot Noir – has won 7 Gold medals over the last 12 years

OLEARY WALKER – Subject to normal commercial negotiations are happy to purchase future fruit.


Garage next to Villa – Overall dimensions 6m x 19m – 35% lockable for three cars plus storage.

Original stone and Galvanised iron Barn (near stone home) Overall dimensions of 40m x 15m. 50% lockable.

Huge original potato handling processing complex – Ideal Winery Site!

All the following improvements are adjoining

- 20m x 20m x 6m high area – lockable.

- 7m x 11m plus another 10m x 10m – both high gable, undercover, part lockable.

- Plus, 15m x 10.5m undercover besser brick, previously a dairy,

- Plus, extra 20m x 20m Truck / forklift concrete loading ramp.


The multi-faceted opportunities are enhanced by the location, together with ideal cellar door opportunities and winery site – subject to all appropriate Government approvals. Any development would embrace the wide-open views across the Onkaparinga Valley together with views to the Mount Lofty Towers – just 30 minutes from Adelaide CBD.


This vineyard is in the Adelaide Hills ‘Golden Circle’ Heartland, just 4 minutes from Hahndorf and in the major National & International Tourist Destinations of many now flourishing Adelaide Hills vineyard cellar doors. Furthermore, major wineries/sales outlets, such as The Lane Vineyard at Hahndorf; Shaw & Smith & Nepenthe at Balhannah; Wicks Estate, Bird in Hand & Petaluma at Woodside; O’Leary Walker at the Historic Johnston Old Brewery site at Oakbank.

The site and ‘cool climate’ elevation of the land also offers stunning views, eminently enhancing opportunity for a cellar door, thus further capitalising on the now highly recognised significant Adelaide Hills Tourist Destination, which is (statistically) escalating, year on year.

A premium offering in a premium location and certainly a unique opportunity with plenty of scope for both capital gain and income enhancement.

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Property Info:
  • Property ID: L3384988
  • Property Type: House
  • Garages: 4
  • Land Area: 38.4 acres