Solitaire Estate

South Australia | Adelaide Hills

Our Review

The Solitaire Estate vineyard has a rich history. It was once part of a much larger property originally owned by one of SA's viticultural pioneers, John Barton Hack. He grew grapes on his Echunga property in the 1840s, and even sent a sample of his ‘Hock' to Queen Victoria, following in the footsteps of Walter Duffield, who had earlier sent Queen Victoria a case of 1844 white, and was promptly prosecuted for making wine without the requisite licence. Re-establishment of the vineyard began in 1999 (by former owner Jock Calder and family), with sauvignon blanc, shiraz and riesling planted. The vineyard was purchased by Paul Freer and Dennis Clift in 2007, who have increased the plantings. Exports to Singapore and China. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Simon White
Region Adelaide Hills
Address PO Box 486, Echunga, SA 5153
Established 2007
Dozens 1500
Vineyards (area) 18.6 ha
Opening Hours Not
Telephone 0432 787 041