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14 May 2019 | Primo Estate

The 2019 Olive Harvest Approaches!

Time Posted: 14/05/2019 at 1:18 PM
Primo Estate
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
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
Primo Estate
22 August 2018 | Primo Estate

Primavera Lunch

Saturday 6th October Book Now

Sunday 7th October Book Now

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

Time Posted: 22/08/2018 at 3:07 PM
Primo Estate
5 July 2018 | Primo Estate

Special Offers

Enjoy great prices on this mid-winter specials: click here now

La Biondina Colombard 2018 Special Offer Dozen
A case of our most popular wine - mouthwatering passionfruit refreshment

Mixed McLaren Vale Reds Special Offer Dozen
Four rich, warm reds to see you through winter. Enjoy great savings on this selection of McLaren Vale red wines.

Time Posted: 05/07/2018 at 4:51 PM
Primo Estate
21 June 2018 | Primo Estate

JOSEPH Winter Wild Lunch

Join us for an afternoon of rich red wines and hearty food at our JOSEPH Winter Wild Lunch, starring the new 2016 JOSEPH red wines perfectly paired with a seasonal feast by La Dolce Vita Catering. 

This long, relaxed lunch is the only cellar door event at which we pour our JOSEPH wines, an unmissable opportunity to enjoy the JOSEPH range accompanied by a specially created menu. Discover just how good the 2016 vintage was in McLaren Vale as we pour the new release 2016 JOSEPH Moda Cabernet Merlot, Angel Gully Shiraz and Nebbiolo accompanied by a lavish five course lunch.

Don't miss this cosy afternoon of gourmet indulgence as you and your friends relish the beauty of winter in wine country, the highlight of the winter season.

Saturday 4th August - Click Here, Book Now
Sunday 5th August - SOLD OUT

JOSEPH Winter Wild Menu

NV Primo Secco Sparkling White
 Chianina Beef Tartare, Mustard, Cured Egg, Crostini

2018 JOSEPH d'Elena Pinot Grigio
Herb Crumbed Smoky Bay Oysters, Salmon Roe, Myer Lemon Aioli

 2016 JOSEPH Nebbiolo
Wood oven baked handmade gnocchi, duck ragu

2016 JOSEPH Moda Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
 2016 JOSEPH Angel Gully Shiraz

Wood Roasted Coorong Angus Beef Shank, Pickled Mustard Seed Mash, Salsa Verde, Seasonal Sides

NV JOSEPH The Fronti Fortified
Tiramisu with a Citrus Twist

Just $125 per person

Saturday 4th August - Click Here, Book Now
Sunday 5th August - SOLD OUT


Time Posted: 21/06/2018 at 12:40 PM
Primo Estate
12 June 2018 | Primo Estate

2018 La Biondina Colombard Release

La Biondina (the young blonde), a modern Australian classic, returns to cellar door with a new vintage. 


The nose has fresh passionfruit, pineapple, guava and citrus notes. The palate has mouth-watering acidity balanced with ‘fruit salad’ exuberance. Bursting with juicy passionfruit, mango and citrus flavours; La Biondina brings the taste of summer all year round.


The Adelaide Plains are just 10 meters above sea level and benefit from cooling maritime breezes (you can see the ocean from our winery). The dry, sunny climate and sandy loam soil are perfect for growing the late-ripening Colombard variety. Half of the fruit is picked a first ripeness to give fresh, citrus fruit notes, while the remainder is allowed to hang for another fortnight to develop the rich tropical passionfruit flavours that are such a feature of La Biondina.


2018 saw perfect growing conditions in the Adelaide Plains. The long sunny days with no extreme weather conditions produced beautiful fruit from healthy, flourishing vines.


A long cool fermentation in stainless steel to preserve delicate fruit flavours, followed by early bottling to capture the freshness.

Harvest February 2018 Grapes 100% Colombard Alcohol 12% Winemakers Joe Grilli & Tom Garrett Peak drinking Enjoy these fresh flavours within 12 months of release. Food Our ‘young blonde’ is a popular girl who can make friends with a wide variety of dishes, especially seafood, and spicy Asian flavours. Try pairing with salt and pepper squid,  Pronunciation ’La bee-on-dee-nah’

Click here now to buy

Taste the 2018 La Biondina Colombard for yourself at our cellar door

Time Posted: 12/06/2018 at 3:07 PM
Primo Estate
18 May 2018 | Primo Estate

JOSEPH Olive Harvest Celebration National Tour

June sees the arrival of the first new extra virgin olive oil of the season, fresh from the press.

In celebration Primo Estate is hosting a national tour of traditional Italian olive harvest celebration dinners around the country:

JOSEPH Olive Harvest Lunch
12:00 PM to 3:30 PM     Sat, 09/06/2018 - Sun, 10/06/2018
Venue: Primo Estate Cellar Door, McMurtrie Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171

Melbourne JOSEPH Olive Harvest Celebration
6:30 PM to 10:30 PM     Wed, 13/06/2018 
Venue: +39 Pizzeria, 517 Malvern Road, Toorak, Victoria 3142

Sydney JOSEPH Olive Harvest Celebration
6:30 PM to 10:30 PM     Tue, 19/06/2018 
Venue: The Commons, 32 Burton St, Darlinghurst, New South Wales 2010

Brisbane JOSEPH Olive Harvest Celebration - SOLD OUT
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM     Tue, 26/06/2018 
Venue: Bar Alto, The Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm, QLD 4005

Gold Coast JOSEPH Olive Harvest Celebration
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM     Wed, 27/06/2018 
Venue: Gemelli Broadbeach, 2/2685 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, Queensland

Darwin JOSEPH Olive Harvest Celebration
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM     Tue, 03/07/2018 
Venue: Pee Wee's at the Point, Alec Fong Lim Drive, East Point, NT 0820

Canberra JOSEPH Olive Harvest Celebration - SOLD OUT
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM     Tue, 10/07/2018 
Venue: Italian & Sons, 7 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, ACT 2612

This unique celebration of fresh, seasonal produce will see Matteo Grilli flying his family’s  new 2018 JOSEPH First Run Extra Virgin Olive Oil around the country for an unmissable series of wine dinners, all starring the new oil. 

Book your tickets today - click here


Time Posted: 18/05/2018 at 2:05 PM
Primo Estate
10 May 2018 | Primo Estate

JOSEPH Olive Harvest Celebration Lunch - 9th & 10th June 2018

Join us for a traditional Italian celebration of the new season's extra virgin olive oil, fresh from the press! A true gourmet indulgence as we pour a selection of our wines, perfectly paired with olive oil rich Italian cuisine.


NV Primo Secco Sparkling White
Warm Marinated Olives
Jerusalem Artichoke, Smoked Duck, Nuduja

2017 JOSEPH d'Elena Pinot Grigio
Pecorino Herb Crumbed Port Lincoln Sardines, Winter Leaves, Grains, Blood Orange, Pickled Fleurieu Squid, Aioli

2017 Primo Estate Shale Stone Shiraz
2016 Primo Estate Zamberlan Cabernet Sangiovese
Wood Roasted Hay Valley Lamb Loin, Paper Shell Almond Pearl Pea Purée, Green Olive Caponata, Rapini

2017 Primo Estate Il Briccone Shiraz Sangiovese
Local and Imported Cheeses, Fig and Fennel Bread, Merlesco Poached Quince
Lemon, Vincotto Tartlets

$99 per person for four courses including five wines

Saturday 9th June - Click here, book now
Sunday 10th June - Click here, book now

Time Posted: 10/05/2018 at 3:10 PM