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18 September 2013 | Primo Estate

JOSEPH Cold Pressed Olive Oil 2013 is released

A blend of the Tuscan olive varieties Frantoio, Leccino and Pendolino along with the staple Verdale and Koroneki varieties, the JOSEPH Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil is sourced from olive groves in McLaren Vale, the Fleurieu Peninsula and Adelaide Hills regions.  Picked at the peak of the harvest, each parcel of olives is pressed separately in a state of the art Italian olive press before carefull blending by master blender Joe Grilli.  Watch a video of the olive harvest and press in action here.

Time Posted: 18/09/2013 at 2:49 PM
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3 July 2013 | Primo Estate

Winter Wild Tickets on sale

Time Posted: 03/07/2013 at 12:48 PM
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8 June 2013 | Primo Estate

2013 JOSEPH First Run is released

An Australian food icon, the JOSEPH First Run Extra Virgin Olive Oil is sourced from selected groves on the Fleurieu peninsula and the Adelaide Hills.  As the name suggests, only the first parcels of fruit from the harvest are used to create this vibrant, spicy and intensely flavoured olive oil.  Bottled straight from the press while still cloudy, JOSEPH First Run Extra Virgin Olive Oil is seasonal produce at it's best.  Enjoy this small parcel of oil while young and fresh.

Time Posted: 08/06/2013 at 1:03 PM
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27 March 2013 | Primo Estate

Smelly Cheese + Primo Estate - Cheese and Wine Masterclass

Primo Estate + The Smelly Cheese Shop Masterclass

We are lucky enough to have our friends at The Smelly Cheese Shop hosting us on April the 8th at their Wright street H.Q for a night of cheese and wine. Join cheese expert Valerie Henbest and Primo Estate winemaker Daniel Zuzolo and learn how to find the perfect cheese and wine matches

Click here for more information & bookings

The Smelly Cheese Shop

Time Posted: 27/03/2013 at 7:18 PM
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27 March 2013 | Primo Estate

Meet The Venetian Lunch

We invite you to be the first to taste The new 2012 Primo & Co. Venetian Gargenega at a special Venetian inspired lunch in our beautiful McLaren Vale cellar door on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April.

Treat yourself to a relaxed lunch and enjoy the delights of the Veneto. Begin the afternoon in our Italian inspired courtyard with a traditional Aperol Spritz cocktail, followed by a menu of mouthwatering Venetian dishes perfectly paired with a selection of our wines. Invite your friends and family to share in this taste of Venice in the heart of McLaren Vale's stunning wine country.

Just $85.00 per person for four courses including wines. Click here - book your seats today

Meet The Venetian

Lunch Menu

Venetian style salt cod crostini

Pasta with chicken broth, white beans & Pecorino

Wood oven baked Mulloway, smashed garlic potatoes, Goolwa cockles, Mussels and salsa verde

Selection of Italian Cheeses

Primo Secco NV
Aperol Spritz

2012 Primo Estate
La Biondina Colombard

2012 Primo & Co
The Venetian Garganega

2012 Primo Estate
Merlesco Merlot

2011 Primo Estate
Shale Stone Shiraz

Time Posted: 27/03/2013 at 7:03 PM
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13 November 2012 | Primo Estate

2013 Cellar Door Lunch Calendar

Mark your diary for our long, relaxed cellar door lunches in the heart of McLaren Vale's beautiful wine country. Get a group of friends together and share in our seasonal celebrations of new wines and the natural cycle of the vineyard.

Become an Amici Primo (friend of Primo Estate) and receive exclusive invitations to our calendar of delicious celebration lunches in our stunning cellar door. Join the mailing list by entering your name and email address in the box on the right. Tickets go on sale six weeks before each event.

Sunday 27th January 2013 - Primo Estate Summer Sunday Pizza Lunch - SOLD OUT

Share wood oven pizza  and Primo Estate wines in the glorious sunshine

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April 2013 - Primo & Co Meet The Venetian Lunch

Welcome the arrival of the elegant white Joe Grilli makes in the Soave region just outside Venice, accompanied by regional dishes of the Veneto.

Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th & Monday 10th June 2013 - Olive Harvest Lunch

Our traditional celebration of the first olive oil of the new season, fresh from the press. A feast of olive oil based cusine,

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August 2013 - Winter Wild Lunch

Rich JOSEPH red wines accompany a hearty gourmet menu of warming winter dishes.

Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th & Monday 7th October 2013 - Primavera Celebration Lunch

Celebrate the arrival of spring in the vineyards with this feast of seasonal dishes perfectly paired with Primo Estate wines.

Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December 2013 - Primo & Co Meet The Tuscan Pizza Lunch

Be the first to taste the new vintage of The Tuscan Shiraz Sangiovese direct from Italy. Take our Italy vs Australia tasting challenge - which will you prefer?

Time Posted: 13/11/2012 at 10:15 PM
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13 November 2012 | Primo Estate

Huon Hooke Recommends 2010 JOSEPH Moda 'For the Cellar' in Sydney Morning Herald

'This is the best vintage of this wine for some time: the "moda Amarone", or dried fruit method, does not show. It is concentrated and full-bodied, with delicious sweet-berry aromas, richness in the mouth and a fine structure of lacy tannins. The aftertaste lingers on. Drink now to 2025+'

- Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald, November 2012

Find out more about our 2010 Moda.

Watch Joe Grilli explain the techniques and philosophy behind Moda.

Time Posted: 13/11/2012 at 8:10 PM
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8 November 2012 | Primo Estate

McLaren Vale Scarce Earth Shiraz Dinner - 28th November

2009 & 2010 JOSEPH Angel Gully Shiraz paired with Hills Venison and dried cherry goats cheese panna cotta with juniper salt. Sound good?

Enjoy this and four more delicious courses each paired with two vintages of a McLaren Vale Scarce Earth Shiraz at the National Wine Center on Wednesday 28th November 2012. To see the mouthwatering menu in full and reserve your seat, visit the National Wine Center site.

Time Posted: 08/11/2012 at 10:07 PM
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11 October 2012 | Primo Estate

Oz Clarke Rates JOSEPH d'Elena & Moda 'Classy stuff'!

Legendary UK wine writer Oz Clarke has given us a glowing write-up in the 2013 edition of his Oz Clarke Wine Guide:

2011 Primo Estate Joseph Pinot Grigio d’Elena

Pinot Grigio on the label usually suggests a fairly light, insubstantial little thing for carefree glugging and tittering conversation. But not when the mighty Joe Grilli gets involved. Joe never skimps on flavour in his wines, and this really is classy stuff that pushes the Pinot Grigio style as far as it can go. Fluffy apple flesh and pale peach, golden-gage plum skins and bright lemony acidity are tinged by country smoke and laid on a yeasty bed of savoury cream.

No, 14 Red - 2010 Primo Joseph Cabernet Merlot Moda Amarone

Don’t hurry this wine. I’ve kept the odd bottle of this wine to see how it ages. Well, it just gets better and better, and I’m not sure any of mine are even ready yet – and we’re going back 10 vintages here. This 2010 is probably the longest-tasting ever... (Joe Grilli) dries these grapes to concentrate their flavours before fermenting them, and the first impression is of a dark, chewy black wine. But swirl the glass, take your time, and slowly dark, sweet blackcurrant, black cherry and Rosa plum fruit emerges, some mint and eucalyptus scent, some pastry dough and toffee softness, even while a tongue-tingling sourness pokes its fingers into the wines’s ribs. Drink it now if you must, but all of this promise will exhibit a rare brilliance in 10 years’ time.

Time Posted: 11/10/2012 at 7:55 PM
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19 September 2012 | Primo Estate

Angel Gully Shiraz 96 points

Tyson Stezer has awarded the 2010 JOSEPH Angel Gully Shiraz 96 points in the latest issue of Wine Business Monthly...

'There's an exotic, lifted spice and flamboyant personality that prevails from this wine in spite of the seasons, a signature of a special site, unmatched by any other patch of dirt'.

Buy the 2010 JOSEPH Angel Gully Shiraz now.

Time Posted: 19/09/2012 at 10:14 PM
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