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Primo Estate
19 September 2012 | Primo Estate

Angel Gully Shiraz 96 points

Tyson Stezer has awarded the 2010 JOSEPH Angel Gully Shiraz 96 points in the latest issue of Wine Business Monthly...

'There's an exotic, lifted spice and flamboyant personality that prevails from this wine in spite of the seasons, a signature of a special site, unmatched by any other patch of dirt'.

Buy the 2010 JOSEPH Angel Gully Shiraz now.

Primo Estate
4 September 2012 | Primo Estate

Zamberlamb - Recipe of the Month

Our deliciously rich 2010 Primo Estate Zamberlan Cabernet Sauvignon Sangiovese is the perfect pairing with this seasonal spring recipe from Rob Paglia at La Dolce Vita (many of you will recognise Rob as the chef behind our fabulous cellar door lunches). It is such a great match for our 'baby Moda' Zamberlan that we call it 'Zamberlamb'. To find out how Zamberlan got its name, watch Joe's video.

View the full recipe

PS - Come and enjoy Zamberlan, JOSEPH Nebbiolo, and the new 2012 Merlesco Merlot paired with Rob Paglia of La Dolce Vita's cooking at our Budburst Lunch on Sunday 30th and public holiday Monday 1st October - book your tickets now

Primo Estate
28 August 2012 | Primo Estate

Shimmer Photography Exhibition at Primo Estate Cellar Door

'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.

Primo Estate
23 August 2012 | Primo Estate

Cellar Door Budburst Lunch - 30th September & 1st October

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


Book your seat today

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

Primo Estate
1 August 2012 | Primo Estate

Recipe Packed New Con Brio Newsletter

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.

Primo Estate
31 July 2012 | Primo Estate

SALA Art Exhibition at Cellar Door

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.

Andy Brockenbrow - Vine

Primo Estate
20 July 2012 | Primo Estate

Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth - Primo Estate is coming to Town!

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

Tuesday 28th August
Era Bistro, 102 Melbourne St, South Brisbane
$125.00 per person. Call Kate at Era to book on 07 3255 2033 or email

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

Sydney Budburst Dinner

Thursday 30th August
Kitchen by Mike, 85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery, Sydney 2018
$125.00 per person. Call 02 90450910 or email

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

Friday 7th September
Rigoni's Bistro, Leigh St, Adelaide
$125.00 per person. Call 08 8231 5160 or email

Primo Estate
18 July 2012 | Primo Estate

The Tuscan Flies High With JetStar

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

Primo Estate
17 July 2012 | Primo Estate

Joe Grilli Wins Maggie Beer Award for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Food

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'.

Check out our video of Joe in action pressing the first oil of the 2012 harvest.

See the full list of award winners.

Primo Estate
11 July 2012 | Primo Estate

Help us Support The Mary Potter Foundation

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.