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Primo Estate
16 July 2013 | Primo Estate

La Biondina shines again

The first review of our 2013 La Biondina Colombard has come courtesy of Ralph Kyte Powell in the Melbourne Age. 

Primo Estate
3 July 2013 | Primo Estate

Winter Wild Tickets on sale

Primo Estate
22 June 2013 | Primo Estate

JOSEPH d'Elena 2013 is released

The freshly bottled 2013 JOSEPH d'Elena Pinot Grigio arrived at the Primo Estate cellar door this week.  Mark and the team couldn't wait to open a bottle and try the new vintage.  Fresh from filtration and bottling, it needs a couple of weeks to settle, however the class of this wine is unmistakable.  Subtle fruit aromas, hints of spice, soft texture and delicate length as usual.  2013 d'Elena Pinot Grigio, yum.

Primo Estate
15 June 2013 | Primo Estate

JOSEPH Moda in top 100, again

The 2010 JOSEPH Moda Cabernet Sauvignon has been included in Matthew Jukes' Top 100 Australian Wines.

Primo Estate
8 June 2013 | Primo Estate

2013 JOSEPH First Run is released

An Australian food icon, the JOSEPH First Run Extra Virgin Olive Oil is sourced from selected groves on the Fleurieu peninsula and the Adelaide Hills.  As the name suggests, only the first parcels of fruit from the harvest are used to create this vibrant, spicy and intensely flavoured olive oil.  Bottled straight from the press while still cloudy, JOSEPH First Run Extra Virgin Olive Oil is seasonal produce at it's best.  Enjoy this small parcel of oil while young and fresh.

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