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Celebrating La Dolce Vita

 

 

Primo Estate
 
15 October 2015 | Primo Estate

Primo Estate Wins McLaren Vale Cellar Door of the Year Award

‘This was always my dream, to create the best cellar door in the region’ says owner and winemaker Joe Grilli as Primo Estate was named McLaren Vale Cellar Door of the Year by the Cellar Door Committee of the McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association.

Joe’s dream started back in 1979 with the first vintage of Primo Estate but wasn’t fulfilled until 2006 when Joe and his late wife Dina finally opened their ultra modern cellar door, complete with tree shaded piazza and inbuilt wood oven, bringing a touch of modern Italian style to McLaren Vale. Inspired by their vintages in Europe the building combines Italian design with outstanding quality local materials, just as Joe aims to do with his wines and olive oils.

As Primo Estate’s cellar door prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2016, Joe’s vision and the hard work of his team have been recognized with the ultimate recognition from their peers, the McLaren Vale Cellar Door of the Year Award. ‘It’s all about sharing our passion for this amazing region and these great wines to make sure our visitors enjoy it as much as we do’ says cellar door assistant Jesse Kemelfield who was singled out to receive a Regional Star award for outstanding service. ‘It’s a true honour to win in a region that has so many amazing cellar doors, I like to think that it is our genuine love for what we do that allows us to give a memorable experience to our visitors’ says cellar door manager Mark Van Gestel. ‘Primo Estate delivers a true McLaren Vale experience with exemplary customer service and stylish wine tasting at their stunning cellar door – a very worthy recipient of the Cellar Door of the Year Award from Phil Hoffman Travel’ says Jennifer Lynch, General Manager of McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism.

Come and visit us soon and experience our award winning cellar door for yourself

Primo Estate
 
7 October 2015 | Primo Estate

Brisbane Pop Up Cellar Door

Brisbane Pop Up Cellar Door
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM     

Sat, 07/11/2015 & Sun, 08/11/2015
Black Pearl Epicure, 36 Baxter Street, Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Contact: Primo Estate 08 8323 6800, cellardoor@primoestate.com.au

Our cellar door is coming to Brisbane! 

We are bringing our full cellar door experience to the heart of Brisbane for two days at Black Pearl Epicure. 

Join cellar door manager Mark and Daniel and Elena from the new generation of the Grilli family for two days of wine tasting, special offers and la dolce vita, bringing McLaren Vale to your doorstep.

Bring your friends along as we pour our full Primo Estate and Primo & Co ranges as well as offering our classic JOSEPH Experience tasting flight accompanied by a tasting platter of bread, cheese and JOSEPH Extra Virgin Olive Oil. 

Booking is advised for the JOSEPH Experience, to reserve your place email cellardoor@primoestate.com.au or call us on 08 8323 6800. Just as in McLaren Vale the JOSEPH Experience cover charge or $15 per head will be waived with any purchase from the JOSEPH range.

Taste our wines, check out new vintages and say hello to the team; there will be some great value special offer dozens to order on the day. We can't wait to see you there! 

Saturday 7th November 2015, 11am - 4pm

Sunday 8th November 2015, 11am - 4pm

To book your JOSEPH Experience tasting please ring the Primo Team on 08 8323 6800 or email cellardoor@primoestate.com.au (please note that Black Pearl Epicure  will not be taking cellar door bookings).

 

Time Posted: 07/10/2015 at 2:42 PM
Primo Estate
 
7 October 2015 | Primo Estate

'Crowd Pleasing' La Biondina Colombard is Ralph Kyte-Powell's Pick

Ralph Kyte-Powell reviewed our 2015 La Biondina Colombard in his Wine Guide for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald writing:

'This succulent young wine from close to Adelaide has passionfruit, sweet citrus and herbaceous aromas that surge through a light, ripe, tangy palate. A crowd pleasing style'.

Ralph's mouthwatering food match suggestion is a seasonal asparagus salad with chevre

Click here to try the 2015 Primo Estate La Biondina Colombard for yourself

Time Posted: 07/10/2015 at 12:46 PM
Primo Estate
 
1 October 2015 | Primo Estate

Recipe of the Month - Pollo in Umido

Pollo in Umido - Venetian Chicken Stew

Serving Size: 4
Cook Time: 01:00:00
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

8 Chicken thigh fillets cut in half (alternatively chicken pieces on the bone can be used)
Onion finely sliced
4 Tablespoons of JOSEPH Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Carrot, diced
1 Celery stalk, diced
1 Cup of Virginia Vineyard Unlabelled White Wine
400 g Canned diced tomatos
Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions

Heat JOSEPH Olive Oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery. Cook until lightly coloured and softened.

Add chicken pieces and brown slightly. Season to taste. Add the white wine and allow liquid to evaporate to half its orginial volume. Add tomato, cover and cook over a low heat until the meat is tender (about 45 minutes).

This recipe can be adapted by adding mushrooms (fresh or dried) and also for a more intense flavour using red wine instead of white. 

Serve by itself or over boiled rice.

Click here for more Grilli family recipes 

Time Posted: 01/10/2015 at 12:06 PM
Primo Estate
 
16 September 2015 | Primo Estate

Sydney Pop Up Cellar Door

Our cellar door is coming to Sydney! 

Following the huge success of last year's pop up cellar door we will once again be offering our full cellar door experience in Rosebery. Pop in for a tasting then stay for lunch, a great day out and a chance to stock up on some special offer wines.

In addition the full range of Primo Estate and Primo & Co wines, cellar door manager Mark and third generation Grilli family members Matteo and Elena will be offering our classic JOSEPH Experience tasting flight accompanied by fresh bread, Italian cheese and JOSEPH Extra Virgin Olive Oil. 

Booking is advised for the JOSEPH Experience tasting; reserve your place by emailing us at cellardoor@primoestate.com.au or calling us on 08 8323 6800. The JOSEPH Experience cover charge of $15 per head will be waived with purchase from the JOSEPH range just as in McLaren Vale.

In addition to your chance to taste the full Primo Estate range, check out new vintages and say hello to the team there will be some great value offers on special dozens of our wines. We can't wait to see you there.

Friday 30th October

Saturday 31st October

Sunday 1st November

Book Your Sydney JOSEPH Experience Tasting

Call Primo Estate on: 08 8323 6800

Email: cellardoor@primoestate.com.au

Please note the venue does  not take advanced bookings for breakfast or lunch, just turn up on the day and grab a table.

Time Posted: 16/09/2015 at 3:37 PM
Primo Estate
 
16 September 2015 | Primo Estate

Melbourne Pop Up Cellar Door

Our cellar door is coming to Melbourne! 

We are bringing our full cellar door experience to the heart of Melbourne for three days at iconic bar and gallery 1000£Bend. Pop in for a tasting and stay for lunch or a coffee at this fantastic relaxed venue.

Join cellar door manager Mark and Matteo and Elena from the new generation of the Grilli family for three days of wine tasting, special offers and la dolce vita, bringing McLaren Vale to your doorstep.

Bring your friends along as we pour our full Primo Estate and Primo & Co ranges as well as offering our classic JOSEPH Experience tasting flight accompanied by a tasting platter of bread, cheese and JOSEPH Extra Virgin Olive Oil. 

Booking is advised for the JOSEPH Experience, to reserve your place email cellardoor@primoestate.com.au or call us on 08 8323 6800. Just as in McLaren Vale the JOSEPH Experience cover charge or $15 per head will be waived with any purchase from the JOSEPH range.

Taste our full range, check out new vintages and say hello to the team; there will be some great value special offer dozens to order on the day. We can't wait to see you there! 

Book Your Melbourne JOSEPH Experience Today
Call: 08 8323 6800
Email: cellardoor@primoestate.com.au

 

Time Posted: 16/09/2015 at 2:47 PM
Primo Estate
 
26 August 2015 | Primo Estate

Celebrate Spring at Our Primavera Lunch this October Long Weekend

Share a delicious long table lunch in the spring sunshine this October long weekend! 

Sunday 4th October - Click Here Now To Book 

Monday 5th October - Click Here Now To Book

The Menu

NV Primo Secco Sparkling White

2015 Primo Estate Merlesco Merlot

Goats Cheese, Pea and Broad BeanCrostini with JOSEPH First Run Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2015 JOSEPH d'Elena Pinot Grigio

Semi Cured Kingfish, White Anchovy, Cauliflower Skordalia, Pickled Spring Vegetables and Blackened Cumquat

2014 Primo Estate Shale Stone Shiraz

Wood oven roasted Hay Valley Lamb Saddle with Mascarpone, Spinach, Porcini and Peas

2013 Primo Estate Zamberlan Cabernet Sangiovese

Local & Imported Cheeses, Fig and Fennel Bread, Seasonal Fruit and Quince Paste

 

Sunday 4th October - Click Here Now To Book 

Monday 5th October - Click Here Now To Book

 

Tickets are limited so early booking is recommended

Alcohol free 'Drivers tickets' for non-drinkers and children under 18 can be purchased for $70. No refunds less than 7 days prior to the event.

La Dolce Vita Catering will endeavour to cater for all dietary requirements and food allergies however we can't guarantee that meals provided are to exact specifications. Every effort is made to accomodate these requests and strict protocols are followed to ensure that meals are safe for guests with dietary requirements. It should be noted that it is difficult to ensure that ingredients that may cause allergic reactions are kept completely seperate as we try to accomodate a large variety of dietary requirements. We cannot guarantee that traces of certain products will not be in our food and we explicitly accept no liability. For serious food allergies you must make your own decision on selecting meals and our staff's comments are only to assist you in making an informed decision. It is the sole responsibility of the person making the booking to advise their guests with dietary requirements. If you have any questions regarding dietary requirements please call Rob at La Dolce Vita on 0416 146 168

Time Posted: 26/08/2015 at 11:32 AM
Primo Estate
 
5 August 2015 | Primo Estate

FREE MAGNUM of Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Every Primo Favourites Club Dozen in September

FREE Magnum with Every Dozen in Your Club Delivery

PLUS
Save 20% EVERY Time You Buy Primo Estate Wines
JOIN THE PRIMO FAVOURITES CLUB TODAY

The Primo Favourites Club offers you the most convenient and best value way to purchase our wines, every time - guaranteed.  As a Member you will enjoy your favourite Primo Estate wines automatically delivered to your door every March and September. We will reward your loyalty with the following unbeatable benefits:

  • FREE Magnum of Il Briccone Shiraz Sangiovese (worth $65) with every March Club dozen
  • FREE Magnum of Primo Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil (worth $65) with every September Club dozen
  • Save 20% EVERY time you purchase Primo Estate or Primo & Co wines in cellar door or on our website
  • FREE Primo Estate 250ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil + FREE shipping & insurance for each dozen

JOIN NOW - CLICK HERE 

Time Posted: 05/08/2015 at 5:01 PM
Primo Estate
 
30 July 2015 | Primo Estate

96 Points for 2013 JOSEPH Moda!

We are thrilled that Master of Wine Rob Geddes gave our newly released 2013 JOSEPH Moda Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 96 points. Rob writes:

"The aromas are intriguing from its complex mix of the fresh and more mature cedar, black currant, celery, angostura and meatstock. The medium bodied, elegant, long palate is a joy. It has a lusciousness from tannins, cloaked in ripe bramble and white truffle fruits, with the length of finely wrought flavours holding well into the finish. It requires deep knowledge and a very sophisticated art form to understand the techniques used to deliver a wine so seemingly elegant, deep, and complex."

- Rob Geddes MW, Author of Australian Wine Vintages

Time Posted: 30/07/2015 at 4:58 PM
Primo Estate
 
2 July 2015 | Primo Estate

Decanter Lists JOSEPH Angel Gully in their Top 2010 South Australian Shiraz

We were thrilled to see our 2010 JOSEPH Angel Gully Shiraz chosen by Decanter magazine for their Top 30 South Australian Shiraz from this exceptional vintage. Tyson Stelzer wrote: 'The exotic, lifted spice profile and flamboyant character of this wine are a direct reflection of the angelic personality of this remarkable patch of dirt at Clarendon.' 

See the full Decanter Top 30 2010 South Australian Shiraz here

Buy the current vintage of JOSEPH Angel Gully - click here now

Time Posted: 02/07/2015 at 10:17 AM
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