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Primo Estate
17 May 2013 | Primo Estate

2013 La Biondina is here!

It's amazing to think that the first release of this wine was back in 1982.  The Primo Estate winery was once again filled with the pungent tropical fuit salad aromas of a fresh vintage of Colombard fermentining this February.  While an all too familiar scent for Joe Grilli and the winemaking team, it never fails to put a smile on their faces.  Now the Young Blonde is set to put a smile on your face, as the new vintage is released in cellar door and online:)

Primo Estate
16 April 2013 | Primo Estate

Halliday rates JOSEPH Sparkling Red 96/100

James Halliday has awarded the JOSEPH Sparkling Red 96 points in his latest Top 100 Wine Guide...

With its base of decanted museum red wines dating back 40 years, a hogshead of Primo Estate added every year since 1989, and a hogshead of JOSEPH Moda Cabernet Merlot every vintage since 1991, this wine is unique.  As ever, very complex, well balanced and long with cedar, spice and the different flavour from the cabernet merlot barrel added each year.

Australia's Best White, Red and Sparkling Wines, 2010.  The Weekend Australian Magazine - November 13-14, 2010.

The 2010 disgorgment JOSEPH Sparkiling Red is available now at

Primo Estate
16 April 2013 | Primo Estate

Pizza e Primo is coming to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth & Adelaide

The Primo Team are taking our Italy vs Australia taste test on a tour of Australia's best pizza restaurants this February. Book your seats today for an evening of great wines and fabulous pizza:

Tuesday 21st February, Brisbane - Il Posto in Paddington. SOLD OUT

Wednesday 22nd February, Sydney - Mad Pizza e Bar in Surry Hills. SOLD OUT

Thursday 23rd February, Melbourne - Basilico in Windsor. To book call 9533 2581

Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th, Adelaide - Milano Cucina in Hutt St. SOLD OUT

Thursday 1st March, Perth  - Kim's Food Bar, Cottesloe. To book call 08 9383 3545 or email

Starting with a glass of our new sparkling wine, Primo Secco guests will have a chance to enjoy the 30th vintage of our La Biondina Colombard and 2011 Merlesco Merlot before we pour Joe's Italian Shiraz Sangiovese, the Tuscan, alongside its McLaren Vale twin, Il Briccone. Two wines made by the same winemaker, using the same techniques and grape varieties but one is Italian and one is Australian. Which will you prefer? Join us for a fun evening of tasting and great pizza as we take the Primo Estate experience on the road.

We look forward to seeing you there.



The Primo Team

Primo Estate
16 April 2013 | Primo Estate

Carpaccio di Pesce - April Recipe

Joe found this lovely recipe jotted down in Dina's journal from their 2010 holiday on the Isola d'Elba, just off the Tuscan coast.  Colourful and beautifully textured this salad is quick and easy to assemble. Click here for the full recipe

Primo Estate
27 March 2013 | Primo Estate

Smelly Cheese + Primo Estate - Cheese and Wine Masterclass

Primo Estate + The Smelly Cheese Shop Masterclass

We are lucky enough to have our friends at The Smelly Cheese Shop hosting us on April the 8th at their Wright street H.Q for a night of cheese and wine. Join cheese expert Valerie Henbest and Primo Estate winemaker Daniel Zuzolo and learn how to find the perfect cheese and wine matches

Click here for more information & bookings

The Smelly Cheese Shop

Primo Estate
27 March 2013 | Primo Estate

Meet The Venetian Lunch

We invite you to be the first to taste The new 2012 Primo & Co. Venetian Gargenega at a special Venetian inspired lunch in our beautiful McLaren Vale cellar door on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April.

Treat yourself to a relaxed lunch and enjoy the delights of the Veneto. Begin the afternoon in our Italian inspired courtyard with a traditional Aperol Spritz cocktail, followed by a menu of mouthwatering Venetian dishes perfectly paired with a selection of our wines. Invite your friends and family to share in this taste of Venice in the heart of McLaren Vale's stunning wine country.

Just $85.00 per person for four courses including wines. Click here - book your seats today

Meet The Venetian

Lunch Menu

Venetian style salt cod crostini

Pasta with chicken broth, white beans & Pecorino

Wood oven baked Mulloway, smashed garlic potatoes, Goolwa cockles, Mussels and salsa verde

Selection of Italian Cheeses

Primo Secco NV
Aperol Spritz

2012 Primo Estate
La Biondina Colombard

2012 Primo & Co
The Venetian Garganega

2012 Primo Estate
Merlesco Merlot

2011 Primo Estate
Shale Stone Shiraz

Primo Estate
7 March 2013 | Primo Estate

Recipe of the Month - Singapore Chilli Crab

Primo Estate’s Patricia was born and raised in Singapore; she remembers the joys of the national dish from a young age. Patricia describes her childhood memories of the dish, "the thick, messy, sweet, spicy, tomatoey sauce with egg stirred through making it all gooey and gloopy was a joy to eat!" What kid (big and small!) doesn't want an excuse to lick their fingers! Perfect with a cold glass of Primo Estate La Biondina on a hot summer night.

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Singapore Chilli Crab

Primo Estate
10 January 2013 | Primo Estate

Recipe of the Month - Joe's Family Favourite Pasta

Joe says 'You know you have a real crowd pleaser when there are NEVER any leftovers no matter how much you cook - this is one of them'. Absolutely delicious with a bottle of Primo Estate Merlesco Merlot.

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Joe's Family Favourite Pasta