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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.
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
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.
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
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.'
Watch Joe Grilli, Primo Estate's owner and winemaker, share his tasting notes for the newly released 2014 JOSEPH red wines.
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.
Sunday 12th June - SOLD OUT
2016 Primo Estate La Biondina Colombard
Herb Crumbed Stuffed Green Olives
2014 Primo Estate Shale Stone Shiraz
PASTA AL FORNO
Casarecce Pasta, Green Olives, Cotechino and Winter Vegetable Ragu
2014 Primo Estate Zamberlan Cabernet Sangiovese
GUANCIALE DI MANZO
Beef Cheeks Braised in Tomato, Eggplant and Olives, Wild Winter Greens and Soft Polenta
2014 Primo Estate Il Briccone Shiraz Sangiovese
Primo Secco Braised Quince and Cheese
Sunday 12th June - SOLD OUT
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
Congratulations to our wonderful neighbours Samuel's Gorge, Wirra Wirra, d'Arenburg, Oliver's Taranga and S. C. Pannell for also making this prestigious list. Come and enjoy our award winning JOSEPH Experience Tasting for yourself 7 days a week from 11am - 4pm. We recommend making a booking by calling 08 8323 6800. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
With our winery north of Adelaide at Virginia and our McLaren Vale cellar door both sporting solar panels for the first time this vintage we are delighted to be investing in the sustainable future of Primo Estate. The sun makes our grapes grow, now it makes them into wine too!
Vintage 2016 is in full swing at Primo Estate with a beautiful harvest of Colombard, Pinot Grigio and Merlot already picked - visit cellar door this month and you might just see us at work harvesting the Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon. So far conditions have been perfect and we are thrilled with the quality of the grapes - now to get busy transforming it into some delicious wine.
Cellar door is open 7 days from 11am - 4pm.
Call us on 08 8323 6800 with any queries.
Our Merlot grapes are changing colour as they go through veraison! This is a great time of year to visit cellar door and see the exciting changes in the vineyard as we prepare for vintage 2016. We look forward to welcoming you to the McLaren Vale Cellar Door of the Year 2016, open 7 days 11am - 4pm.
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