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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.
Mark your diary as we celebrate throughout 2016 with our series of long table, wood oven lunches at cellar door. Welcome the first new olive oil of the season at our Olive Harvest Lunch in June or celebrate the arrival of Spring in the vineyard at our Primovera lunch in October, we have a full calendar of relaxed, friendly lunches throughout the year to suit every palate: - click here to plan your next visit
‘This was always my dream, to create the best cellar door in the region’ says owner and winemaker Joe Grilli as Primo Estate was named McLaren Vale Cellar Door of the Year by the Cellar Door Committee of the McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association.
Joe’s dream started back in 1979 with the first vintage of Primo Estate but wasn’t fulfilled until 2006 when Joe and his late wife Dina finally opened their ultra modern cellar door, complete with tree shaded piazza and inbuilt wood oven, bringing a touch of modern Italian style to McLaren Vale. Inspired by their vintages in Europe the building combines Italian design with outstanding quality local materials, just as Joe aims to do with his wines and olive oils.
As Primo Estate’s cellar door prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2016, Joe’s vision and the hard work of his team have been recognized with the ultimate recognition from their peers, the McLaren Vale Cellar Door of the Year Award. ‘It’s all about sharing our passion for this amazing region and these great wines to make sure our visitors enjoy it as much as we do’ says cellar door assistant Jesse Kemelfield who was singled out to receive a Regional Star award for outstanding service. ‘It’s a true honour to win in a region that has so many amazing cellar doors, I like to think that it is our genuine love for what we do that allows us to give a memorable experience to our visitors’ says cellar door manager Mark Van Gestel. ‘Primo Estate delivers a true McLaren Vale experience with exemplary customer service and stylish wine tasting at their stunning cellar door – a very worthy recipient of the Cellar Door of the Year Award from Phil Hoffman Travel’ says Jennifer Lynch, General Manager of McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism.
Come and visit us soon and experience our award winning cellar door for yourself
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