Tea Tree Gully was very much a wine growing area and many famous names in the South Australian wine industry ie: Angoves, Tolleys,
Wynns and Penfold had vineyards in the district. Almost without warning, early in 1975, after almost 90years of skilled nurture and planning the whole of the district’s vineyards came under sentence of death.
In April the S.A.Government Land Commission announced that they would acquire the vineyards of the four major wineries at Modbury, Tea Tree Gully and Hope Valley. The loss of traditional family vineyards was keenly felt with nothing left but a few token acres, in the area