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Primo Estate
27 April 2021 | Primo Estate

We've just bottled our first Fiano! ✨🍐

This is a day I have been looking forward to for many years - we are releasing our first ever Primo Estate Fiano!

I've been trying to get my hands on this rare grape for many harvests. Last year I finally found a stunning parcel of fruit.

The resulting wine overflows with fragrant notes of grapefruit, melon, and nashi pear. On the palate it's softly textured with a satisfying savoury finish. Click here to see me taste the new wine and rave about the wonders of this Southern Italian grape. 

Fiano is the perfect match for your favourite seafood and white meat dishes. I love drinking this wine with my Insalata di Mare - Italian seafood salad recipe.

I was only able to secure a small parcel of Fiano, and we don't expect this wine to last long. All our other whites have sold out - get in before this one disappears too.

Here's to living La Dolce Vita!

Joe Grilli
Owner & Winemaker

Time Posted: 27/04/2021 at 11:58 AM Permalink to We've just bottled our first Fiano! ✨🍐 Permalink
Primo Estate
12 April 2021 | Primo Estate

And that’s a wrap on vintage 2021! Finito! πŸ‡πŸΎ

We have just picked the last parcel of fruit for our 2021 vintage.

This has been the kind of year that winemakers dream of. Ample rain in the 2020 Winter produced a healthy canopy in the vines. The cool, dry picking season gave us a harvest with bountiful yield and exceptional quality. 

We already know that the 2021 wines will be some of our best. The fragrance from the fermenting reds in our winery show a rare depth of character. 

We can't wait to share these wines!

Time Posted: 12/04/2021 at 9:39 AM Permalink to And that’s a wrap on vintage 2021! Finito! πŸ‡πŸΎ Permalink
Primo Estate
29 March 2021 | Primo Estate

The 2020 Nero d’Avola has arrived! πŸ‡πŸ·

There is one grape which we simply can't pick enough of every harvest: Nero d'Avola.

Each year we're only able to release a tiny batch to our mailing list, and the wine disappears in weeks. For eleven months of the year, we're asked "when will you have the new Nero?"

We have good news for fans of this wine - our 2020 Nero d'Avola has arrived!

The new vintage bursts with Nero d'Avola's signature plum and black cherry flavours. Its palate is balanced and elegant, with plenty of spice and liquorice notes. See our winemaker, Joe Grilli, get fired up tasting the 2020 vintage here.

We make this wine to pair with simple, rustic mediterranean dishes like pizza and pasta. Joe insisted on sharing his favourite Southern Italian pasta recipe for this release: Pasta alla Siciliana.

Our advice: get in before it sells out. 2020 was another scarce harvest, and this limited release won't last long.

Enjoy a bonus bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and free shipping with every mixed or straight dozen.

Time Posted: 29/03/2021 at 12:00 PM Permalink to The 2020 Nero d’Avola has arrived! πŸ‡πŸ· Permalink
Primo Estate
23 February 2021 | Primo Estate

The 2021 Harvest has Begun! πŸ‡πŸŒž

The warm weather last week led to a cracking start for the 2021 harvest. Fruit quality and yields have been exceptional!

Last night we picked the Merlot fruit for our JOSEPH Moda. The berries are now drying in the shade of our cellar door and will be ready for crushing in a week's time!

Time Posted: 23/02/2021 at 2:27 PM Permalink to The 2021 Harvest has Begun! πŸ‡πŸŒž Permalink
Primo Estate
4 February 2021 | Primo Estate

The JOSEPH d'Elena has been rated #1 Pinot Gris in South Australia! πŸ₯³

The JOSEPH d'Elena has been rated the #1 Pinot Gris from South Australia on The Real Review!

Here's what the judges have to say about it:
"A soft bouquet of citrus and yellow apples. The palate is dry, with flavours of sweet pear and lemon jam. My favourite feature is the texture, soft and slippery with racy acidity and a crisp finish" - Amanda Yallop, The Real Review, 2020.

Elena poured a glass of d'Elena to celebrate...

Time Posted: 04/02/2021 at 1:44 PM Permalink to The JOSEPH d'Elena has been rated #1 Pinot Gris in South Australia! πŸ₯³ Permalink