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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

Time Posted: 23/08/2012 at 7:13 PM Permalink to Cellar Door Budburst Lunch - 30th September & 1st October Permalink
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.

Time Posted: 01/08/2012 at 6:22 PM Permalink to Recipe Packed New Con Brio Newsletter Permalink
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

Time Posted: 31/07/2012 at 9:22 PM Permalink to SALA Art Exhibition at Cellar Door Permalink
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

Time Posted: 20/07/2012 at 5:42 AM Permalink to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth - Primo Estate is coming to Town! Permalink
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

Time Posted: 18/07/2012 at 7:23 PM Permalink to The Tuscan Flies High With JetStar Permalink
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.

Time Posted: 17/07/2012 at 4:52 PM Permalink to Joe Grilli Wins Maggie Beer Award for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Food Permalink
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.

Time Posted: 11/07/2012 at 12:29 AM Permalink to Help us Support The Mary Potter Foundation Permalink
Primo Estate
10 July 2012 | Primo Estate

La Biondina in Tony Love's Top Winter Wines

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.'

Order your new vintage Colombard today

Time Posted: 10/07/2012 at 7:20 PM Permalink to La Biondina in Tony Love's Top Winter Wines Permalink
Primo Estate
6 July 2012 | Primo Estate

Our McMurtie Mile Neighbours

Great review of Primo Estate and our neighbours on the McMurtrie Mile in the Daily Telegraph

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.

Time Posted: 06/07/2012 at 12:16 AM Permalink to Our McMurtie Mile Neighbours Permalink
Primo Estate
5 July 2012 | Primo Estate

Apple & Olive Oil Cake - Recipe of the Month

When the lovely Rosie from cellar door baked this delicious treat for the team it vanished so fast that we just had to share it with our Amici. Rosie inherited the recipe from her grandmother who escaped Berlin during the war. Rosie says 'This is a real winter warmer, the smell of apples and cinnamon baking takes me back to Grandma's kitchen'.

View the full recipe

Apple and Olive Oil Cake

Time Posted: 05/07/2012 at 10:27 PM Permalink to Apple & Olive Oil Cake - Recipe of the Month Permalink