'Closer' a stunning exhibition of photography by Sandra Elms and Tony Kearney is gracing our cellar door function room as part of the Shimmer festival. Open from 11am - 4pm from 1st 'till 23rd September this is the perfect opportunity to combine a cellar door tasting with a wander around the gallery in the spring sunshine.
An Italian tradition to welcome the green buds of the new season to the vineyard this indulgent four course feast is perfectly paired with a special selection of our wines. We will be pouring our 2012 Primo Estate Merlesco Merlot for the very first time and as a special treat we will be raiding the cellar for a few precious bottles from our tiny production of 2010 JOSEPH Nebbiolo.
Invite your friends to share our celebration in the spring sunshine of McLaren Vale's stunning wine country. Just $85 per person including wines. Book your seat today.
Budburst Celebration Lunch Menu
Pepperonata and white anchovy crostini
2012 Primo Estate La Biondina Colombard
2012 Primo Estate Merlesco Merlot
Wood oven roasted quail with salad of farro grain, walnut, grape & shaved baby fennel
2010 JOSEPH Nebbiolo
Stuffed Hay Valley lamb, Sicilian eggplant caponata, fried sage gnocchi & seasonal salad
2010 Primo Estate Zamberlan Cabernet Sauvignon Sangiovese
2010 Primo EstateShale Stone Shiraz
Local & imported cheese selection
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Please advise of any special dietary requirements when booking and we will try to accommodate all requests. Children under 10 may attend free of charge but no seat or food will be allocated. Parents are responsible for their children at all times. Tickets for children over 10 can be purchased for $68. No refunds less than 7 days prior to the event
In celebration of the late Dina Grilli's unique contribution to Primo Estate we have filled the lastest issue of our newsletter with her delicious recipes. Download the new issue of Con Brio.
In memory of Dina we are also donating $20 from each dozen sold to the Mary Potter Foundation and the wonderful work of their hospices. Order today.
Come to our cellar door gallery and see South Australia's natural beauty through fresh eyes. Primo Estate is proud to be hosting an exhibition by four talented local artists from 5th - 26th September. Our stunning function room will be the perfect setting for the plant and animal sculptures of Andy Brockenbrow, the landscape and wildlife photography of Sharon Callaghan and Tony Morisset and the oil paintings of Evi Szollosi.
Joe Grilli is hitting the road for a series of Budburst Dinners with our Amici across Australia. We will be pouring a selection of Primo Estate and JOSEPH wines paired with specially created menus at the following fabulous venues:
Brisbane Budburst Dinner
Melbourne Budburst Dinner
Wednesday 29th August
Sosta Cucina, 12 Errol St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
$120.00 per person. Call 03 9329 2882 or book online at sosta.com.au/book
Sydney Budburst Dinner
Thursday 30th August
Kitchen by Mike, 85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery, Sydney 2018
$125.00 per person. Call 02 90450910 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Canberra Budburst Dinner - SOLD OUT
Friday 31st August
Royal Canberra Golf Club, Bentham Street, Yarralumba ACT 2600
Perth Budburst Dinner
Wednesday 5th September
Cognito, 128 Wellington St, Mosman Park, WA 6012
Booking details coming shortly
Adelaide Budburst Dinner
Our 2010 Primo & Co The Tuscan Shiraz Sangiovese received a lovely write-up in this month's JetStar magazine. Roberta Muir wrote 'Made in Italy by South Australian winemaker Joe Grilli, savoury Sangiovese tempers the fruitiness of Shiraz to create a smooth soft red'. Check out Roberta's other recommendations.
Enjoy The Tuscan at home - order online
Just weeks after our 23rd Olive Oil Harvest Primo Estate's owner, winemaker and master oil blender Joe Grilli was honored to receive the Maggie Beer Award for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Food at last night's ABC Delicious Magazine Produce Awards. Maggie said 'Joe has been at the forefront of the olive oil industry in this country. His JOSEPH Extra Virgin Olive Oil showed me 20 years ago what was possible for a benchmark oil in Australia'.
In gratitude for the wonderful work of The Mary Potter Hospice who gave so much support to the Grilli family during Dina's illness we are proud to announce that we will donate $20.00 from every dozen of Primo Estate or JOSEPH wines sold online during July and August to The Mary Potter Foundation. Cathy Murphy, Executive Director of Foundation says, 'Our aim is to help people enjoy the highest quality of life during treatment and when active treatment is no longer an option.' We think that sounds a lot like the Primo Estate motto of 'la dolce vita, the good life.
We are thrilled to see that the Herald Sun's wine writer Tony Love is as happy with the 2012 Primo Estate La Biondina Colombard as we are!
'Every year, the arrival of a new-vintage Colombard signals "that" moment when the fresh start begins and the year comes into focus. It may be winter, but this screams of summer, redolent of tropical passionfruit, full of zing and more of that tangy fruit on the palate. It hangs more-ishly in your taste memory as well. Lovely.'
We are lucky enough to have McLaren Vale's best wine, food, beer and art all one one road with our fantastic neighbours on the McMurtrie Mile. To celebrate we have teamed up with Wirra Wirra, Hugh Hamilton Wines, The Vale Inn, Red Poles and Sybella to offer our visitors a unique day out in wine country. Find out how you could collect six FREE wine glasses as you explore the McMurtrie Mile.