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28 August 2012 | Primo Estate

Shimmer Photography Exhibition at Primo Estate Cellar Door

'Closer' a stunning exhibition of photography by Sandra Elms and Tony Kearney is gracing our cellar door function room as part of the Shimmer festival. Open from 11am - 4pm from 1st 'till 23rd September this is the perfect opportunity to combine a cellar door tasting with a wander around the gallery in the spring sunshine.

Time Posted: 28/08/2012 at 7:37 PM
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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21 June 2012 | Primo Estate

Winter Wild Four Course JOSEPH Lunch Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July - FINAL FEW TICKETS

We have just six Saturday tickets and ten Sunday tickets left for this seasonal feast of winter treats as we pour the 2012 JOSEPH d'Elena Pinot Grigio for the very first time at this luxurious wood oven lunch. Cold crisp days call for warming reds and guest will enjoy our finest wines at the only cellar door lunch where we pour our complete JOSEPH range. Experience the stunning 2010 vintage of our JOSEPH Moda Cabernet Merlot, Angel Gully Shiraz and Nebbiolo. We will also be serving the last precious drops of our JOSEPH Fronti V before we send the barrel back to the shed for another decade's aging.

The wood oven will be fired up for a stream of delicious dishes, all dripping with delicious 2012 JOSEPH First Run Extra Virgin Olive Oil. If you love seasonal produce and premium red wine on cold days forward this email on to a friend and get a group together to enjoy a cozy winter lunch in beautiful McLaren Vale, book today.

Just $120.00 per person including wine - Book today
12 noon -  3pm, Primo Estate Cellar Door, McMurtrie Road, McLaren Vale

Time Posted: 21/06/2012 at 7:27 PM
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12 June 2012 | Primo Estate

La Biondina Colombard

Deliciously fresh and bursting with passionfruit aromas the 2012 La Biondina Colombard is the 31st vintage of our most popular wine and it's a cracker! Find out more by watching Joe's video.

Time Posted: 12/06/2012 at 6:49 PM
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