South Australia | Adelaide Hills

Our Review

To say this is a business with a difference is a masterly understatement. It has a real vineyard of 5.5ha of pinot noir and 2.5ha of chardonnay planted in 2001; a real viticulturist (Damon Koerner), and a real winemaker (Peter Leske). Its owner (who grew up in the Adelaide Hills) is London-based QC James Drake. Most of the grapes are sold to Petaluma, but enough to make 800–1200 dozen or so a year is held back. The name Collalto describes the high vineyard, and is also a tribute to their mother Palimira (née Tosolini) whose father came from the village of that name just north of Udine in Italy. Exports to the UK. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Chardonnay, Pinot Noir


Winemaker Revenir (Peter Leske)
Region Adelaide Hills
Address Lot 99, Adelaide-Lobethal Road, Lobethal, SA 5241
Established 2006
Dozens 630
Vineyards (area) 8 ha
Opening Hours Not
Telephone 0429 611 290