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Primo Estate
29 August 2019 | Primo Estate

The 2019 JOSEPH First Run wins 'Best Multi-Regional Oil' at the Royal Adelaide Olive Awards! πŸ₯‡πŸˆ

The 2019 JOSEPH First Run has just won 'Best Multi-Regional Oil', topping its category for the second year in a row! πŸˆπŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸˆ

Both the 2019 First Run and the 2019 Cold Pressed were awarded Gold Medals at last night's Royal Adelaide Olive Awards.

These award-winning Extra Virgin Olive Oils are now available for tasting at our McLaren Vale Cellar Door - get in quick before they sell out!

Time Posted: 29/08/2019 at 2:36 PM Permalink to The 2019 JOSEPH First Run wins 'Best Multi-Regional Oil' at the Royal Adelaide Olive Awards! πŸ₯‡πŸˆ Permalink
Primo Estate
19 August 2019 | Primo Estate

The Primo Estate Quaranta

To celebrate forty years of winemaking we've released an extremely limited one-off wine: The Quaranta 🌟4️⃣0οΈβƒ£πŸŒŸ

This is the heart and soul of Primo Estate in a bottle.

McLaren Vale and Clarendon Shiraz from the 2017 vintage has been fused with our JOSEPH Sparkling Red 'mother' base wine containing 30 vintages of Shiraz dating back to the 1980's. This special blend is then finished with a touch of our flagship red JOSEPH Moda Cabernet Sauvignon made from semi-dried grapes.

The result is a multi-layered wine which shows the best of McLaren Vale Shiraz as well as nuances of raisin and a mellowness from the Sparkling Red base. It's been made to be delicious on release but will age for a long time in the cellar.

Only Primo Estate, with our forty years of history, could have made a wine like this.

Click here to discover this one-of-a-kind wine.

Time Posted: 19/08/2019 at 4:34 PM Permalink to The Primo Estate Quaranta Permalink
Primo Estate
13 August 2019 | Primo Estate

The 2019 Merlesco Merlot has a new look!

This is a deliciously uncomplicated, juicy and fresh ‘little Merlot’. Bursting with the aromas of fresh blackberry, blueberry and cherry fruit. This is a wine to be drunk young and fresh; the perfect summer red. Winemaker Joe Grilli recommends Merlesco is best served out of tumblers with an alfresco table of antipasto, pizza or pasta.

We've given the 2019 release a new label to reflect the wine's vibrant personality.

Time Posted: 13/08/2019 at 3:59 PM Permalink to The 2019 Merlesco Merlot has a new look! Permalink
Primo Estate
6 August 2019 | Primo Estate

Introducing the 2019 La Biondina!

We've used fruit grown in and around the hills of McLaren Vale and Adelaide to create a wine which bursts with tropical and citrus flavours and a refreshing mouth feel.

The wine has a bright new outfit, showing off its exotic and vibrant personality.

CLICK HERE to find out more.

Time Posted: 06/08/2019 at 5:09 PM Permalink to Introducing the 2019 La Biondina! Permalink
Primo Estate
20 June 2019 | Primo Estate

The 2019 JOSEPH First Run Extra Virgin Olive Oil is Released!

We have just bottled our 2019 JOSEPH First Run Olive Oil! 

2019 has been one of the best olive harvests in recent memory – it’s been a longer, cooler season. Growers were really able to dial-in picking time. 

The first thing we noticed about the 2019 oil was the vibrant colour and pepper notes – perfect material for the JOSEPH First Run. The bottled oil is showing all the spice and fruit vibrancy that amazed us at the press.

The First Run is the first pressing of oil from the harvest’s early crop. The yield is low, but fruit characters are at their most intense. In this bright green oil, vibrant olive fruit flavours blend with a clean peppery finish. This is a long and textured oil with notes of green banana and freshly cut grass.

Time Posted: 20/06/2019 at 4:05 PM Permalink to The 2019 JOSEPH First Run Extra Virgin Olive Oil is Released! Permalink
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14 May 2019 | Primo Estate

The 2019 Olive Harvest Approaches!

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1 March 2019 | Primo Estate

2018 Nero d'Avola Release!

Winemaker Joe Grilli fell in love with the Nero d'Avola grape during his trips to its home of Sicily, Southern Italy. McLaren Vale’s warm maritime climate is ideally suited to the rich, spicy Nero d’Avola grape. This limited release is made using traditional open fermenters, and is matured in seasoned oak barrels.

We only made a tiny batch in 2018 and do not expect it to last long!

Time Posted: 01/03/2019 at 10:12 AM Permalink to 2018 Nero d'Avola Release! Permalink
Primo Estate
5 December 2018 | Primo Estate

The JOSEPH Sparkling Red has been Released!

The lastest disgorgement of JOSEPH Sparkling Red is here! 

To create the JOSEPH Sparkling Red a hogshead of the ultra premium JOSEPH Moda Cabernet Merlot from every year since 1991 and Primo Estate Shiraz from 1989 is added to a unique blend of museum vintages from the past 40 years.

The result is a layered style with dark, brooding complexity and a unique mixture of cherry, roast nut and dark chocolate.

This is an extremely limited bottling which will sell out fast.

Discover this unique style today!


Time Posted: 05/12/2018 at 2:47 PM Permalink to The JOSEPH Sparkling Red has been Released! Permalink
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22 August 2018 | Primo Estate

Primavera Lunch

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As sunny weather returns and McLaren Vale is transformed by the green budburst of the vines, we're hosting an Italian feast of seasonal dishes fired to life in our wood oven.

Our long tables will be filled with a seasonal menu prepared by La Dolce Vita Catering, and we'll be serving a flight of our new-release Primo Estate and JOSEPH wines. 


Primavera Lunch Menu


NV Primo Secco Sparkling White

Fried pizza, smoked kingfish, fresh horseradish, pickled fennel and apple


2018 Primo Estate La Biondina Colombard
2018 Primo Estate Merlesco Merlot


Seasonal chargrilled vegetables, cured meats, arancini, burrata


2017 Primo Estate Zamberlan Cabernet Sangiovese


Normanville lamb, zucchini, buckwheat, spinach gnocchi, mint whipped chevre


Wood roasted Gawler river spatchcock, pearl peas, almonds, currants, fermented pumpkin

2016 JOSEPH La Magia Botrytis Riesling Traminer

Lemon curd tart, mascarpone

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