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Primo Estate
 
8 September 2016 | Primo Estate

Rest in Peace Primo Grilli, 1934 - 2016

I am saddened to share with you the passing of Joe's father, Primo Grilli. From humble beginnings in Italy's Le Marche region, Primo set off on a great adventure to build a new life in Australia. His second great act of optimism was investing all he had in a winery for his 19 year old son Joe, who was studying wine making at Roseworthy College. From the company he started as a grape grower, Primo lived to see bottles of wine bearing his name spread across Australia and around the world - an astonishing legacy.

I hope that you will join us in raising a glass to the man who made Primo Estate possible and celebrating a life well lived.

 

Joe Grilli (left) and his father Primo Grilli, among their vines in 1990.

Time Posted: 08/09/2016 at 11:20 AM Permalink to Rest in Peace Primo Grilli, 1934 - 2016 Permalink
Primo Estate
 
7 September 2016 | Primo Estate

Our Brisbane Pop Up Cellar Door

Brisbane Pop Up Cellar Door
12:01 PM to 4:00 PM     Fri, 07/10/2016 - Sun, 09/10/2016
Venue: Brisbane Power House, Riverbend Terrace, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm, Queensland 4005

Mark your diaries Brisbane Amici: cellar door manager Mark and the cellar door crew are bringing our McLaren Vale cellar door experience to the heart of New Farm! Following the huge success of last year's event we will once again be running three days of JOSEPH Experience tastings and a Primo Estate tasting bar at the stunning Brisbane Power House. Featuring our classic JOSEPH Experience tasting plus all your favourite Primo Estate wines there will be some very special offers on the day allowing you to stock up for Christmas. Come down to say hello, taste the new vintages, pick up some wine and make a day of it. We can't wait to see you there.

Friday 7th October 2016, 2pm - 7pm

Saturday 8thOctober 2016, 12 noon - 6pm

Sunday 9th October 2016, 11am - 5pm

Seats are limited so early booking is advised: Click here to book your seat

Time Posted: 07/09/2016 at 10:13 AM Permalink to Our Brisbane Pop Up Cellar Door Permalink
Primo Estate
 
18 August 2016 | Primo Estate

JOSEPH Sparkling Red Returns!

The newly bottled 2016 degorgement of NV JOSEPH Sparkling Red has finally arrived, months after we sold out of the previous bottling.

The last bottling of our iconic JOSEPH Sparkling Red was awarded 96 points and second spot in the whole of Australia in Tyson Stelzer's 2016 Australian Sparkling Wine Report:

'The latest disgorgement of this iconic sparkling red captures all the mystery and the theatrics of a blend of every vintage since the late eighties and some from the early sixties and seventies. McLaren Vale shiraz brings its vibrant, full purple hue and its black fruit depth, while cabernet and merlot contribute their bright blackcurrant crunch and fine tannin grip. The finish explodes into an endless panoply of dark chocolate, black olives, exotic spice, dried fruits and coal dust. Masterful.' - Tyson Stelzer, May 2016

Click here now to stock up your cellar today

Time Posted: 18/08/2016 at 1:05 PM Permalink to JOSEPH Sparkling Red Returns! Permalink
Primo Estate
 
17 August 2016 | Primo Estate

Primo Estate Primavera Lunch - Sunday 2nd & Monday 3rd October

Sunday 2nd October 2016 - Book Now, Click Here

Monday 3rd October 2016 - Book Now, Click Here

Enjoy a seasonal spring feast at our beautiful McLaren Vale Cellar Door as we celebrate the arrival of the first green shoots in the vineyard. Get a group of friends together and share this long table lunch featuring newly released Primo Estate wines perfectly paired with a menu of Italian wood oven dishes:

Primavera Menu

NV Primo Estate Sparkling White

Goats Cheese, Pea & Broad Bean Crostini with JOSEPH Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2016 JOSEPH d'Elena Pinot Grigio

Hot Smoked Tasmanian Salmon, Spring Fennel, Apple and Celeriac Remoulade & Buttermilk Brioche

2015 Primo Estate Zamberlan Cabernet Sangiovese

Wood Oven Roasted Hay Valley Lamb Saddle, Marscarpone, Porcini & Peas

2016 JOSEPH La Magia Botrytis Riesling Traminer

 Lemon Curd Tart with Mascarpone

Just $85 per person including all wines

Sunday 2nd October 2016 - Book Now, Click Here

Monday 3rd October 2016 - Book Now, Click Here

Time Posted: 17/08/2016 at 9:14 AM Permalink to Primo Estate Primavera Lunch - Sunday 2nd & Monday 3rd October Permalink
Primo Estate
 
11 August 2016 | Primo Estate

NEW 2016 Primo Estate Merlesco Merlot Has Arrived!

Merlesco is a deliciously uncomplicated, juicy and fresh ‘little Merlot’. Bursting with the aromas for 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.

Order 2016 Merlesco Online - Click Here Now

Time Posted: 11/08/2016 at 2:14 PM Permalink to NEW 2016 Primo Estate Merlesco Merlot Has Arrived! Permalink
Primo Estate
 
3 August 2016 | Primo Estate

Father's Day Olive Harvest Lunch - Sunday 4th September

Be the first to taste the newly bottled 2016 JOSEPH Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil at our relaxed long table lunch this Father's Day. The perfect treat for any foodie father, guests will enjoy four courses of delicious Italian food featuring lashings of fresh new oil:

NV Primo Estate Sparkling White
 Chicken and Egg Tigelle

2016 Primo Estate Merlesco Merlot
 Antipasto Selection of Cured Meats, Arancini, Marinated Vegetables & Cheeses

2015 Primo Estate Zamberlan Cabernet Sangiovese
Whole Roasted Scotch Fillet, Porcini Ragu, Salsa Rosso & Spinach

NV JOSEPH The Fronti
 Salted Chocolate Tart with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Just $85 per person for four courses including wine

Book Now - Click Here

Drivers tickets are available for just $75, perfect for those not wanting to drink alcohol. To book a driver's ticket please call 08 8323 6800.

Time Posted: 03/08/2016 at 2:38 PM Permalink to Father's Day Olive Harvest Lunch - Sunday 4th September Permalink
Primo Estate
 
8 June 2016 | Primo Estate

The 2016 JOSEPH First Run Extra Virgin Olive Oil is Here!

Heralding the start of the new season, the 2016 JOSEPH First Run Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the first and freshest oil to be released from an outstanding growing season. As the name suggests, this Australian gourmet icon is the very first run of oil from the harvest’s first crop. The oil yield per tonne is very low but the olive fruit characters are at their strongest.

2016 marks Joe Grilli's 27th harvest of JOSEPH Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Try our new oil for yourself when you enjoy the JOSEPH Experience Tasting at cellar door - click here  

Order the new season oil online - click here to buy now

Time Posted: 08/06/2016 at 11:11 AM Permalink to The 2016 JOSEPH First Run Extra Virgin Olive Oil is Here! Permalink
Primo Estate
 
26 May 2016 | Primo Estate

96 Points for 'Masterful' JOSEPH Sparkling Red from Tyson Stelzer

We were thrilled to receive the runner up spot for 'Best Sparkling Red' in the Australian Sparkling Wine Report, Tyson Stelzer wrote:

'The latest disgorgement of this iconic sparkling red captures all the mystery and the theatrics of a blend of every vintage since the late eighties and some from the early sixties and seventies. McLaren Vale shiraz brings its vibrant, full purple hue and its black fruit depth, while cabernet and merlot contribute their bright blackcurrant crunch and fine tannin grip. The finish explodes into an endless panoply of dark chocolate, black olives, exotic spice, dried fruits and coal dust. Masterful.'

Read the full Australian Sparkling Wine Report here - click here

Click here to buy JOSEPH Sparkling Red from our online store

Time Posted: 26/05/2016 at 1:53 PM Permalink to 96 Points for 'Masterful' JOSEPH Sparkling Red from Tyson Stelzer Permalink
Primo Estate
 
12 May 2016 | Primo Estate

2014 JOSEPH Red Wine Release

Watch Joe Grilli, Primo Estate's owner and winemaker, share his tasting notes for the newly released 2014 JOSEPH red wines.

Try the 2014 JOSEPH red wines for yourself at our cellar door as part of a JOSEPH Experience tasting or order online - click here

Time Posted: 12/05/2016 at 9:45 AM Permalink to 2014 JOSEPH Red Wine Release Permalink
Primo Estate
 
27 April 2016 | Primo Estate

Join Our JOSEPH Olive Harvest Celebration Lunch

Celebrate the new season's olive oil straight from the press at our traditional celebration. Get a group of friends together and share this long table lunch in the heart of McLaren Vale's beautiful wine country. Enjoy four courses for just $85 per head including a perfectly matched selection of our wines.

Saturday 11th June - Book Now Click Here

Sunday 12th June - SOLD OUT

Monday 13th June - Book Now Click Here

The Menu

2016 Primo Estate La Biondina Colombard

OLIVE ALL'ASCOLI

Herb Crumbed Stuffed Green Olives

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2014 Primo Estate Shale Stone Shiraz

PASTA AL FORNO

Casarecce Pasta, Green Olives, Cotechino and Winter Vegetable Ragu

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2014 Primo Estate Zamberlan Cabernet Sangiovese

GUANCIALE DI MANZO

Beef Cheeks Braised in Tomato, Eggplant and Olives, Wild Winter Greens and Soft Polenta

oOo

2014 Primo Estate Il Briccone Shiraz Sangiovese

Primo Secco Braised Quince and Cheese

Saturday 11th June - Book Now Click Here

Sunday 12th June - SOLD OUT

Monday 13th June - Book Now Click Here

Tickets are limited so early booking is recommended

Alcohol free 'Drivers tickets' for non-drinkers and children under 18 can be purchased for $75 by calling 08 8323 6800. 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: 27/04/2016 at 12:29 PM Permalink to Join Our JOSEPH Olive Harvest Celebration Lunch Permalink