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18 February 2015 | Primo Estate

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Time Posted: 18/02/2015 at 9:31 AM
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3 February 2015 | Primo Estate

JOSEPH Moda Lunch of a Lifetime Winner is Drawn...

Every bottle of 2012 JOSEPH Moda sold by us in cellar door, at one of our wine dinners, over the 'phone or online earned one entry into our prize draw. Thank you everyone who entered. With 1,297 entries the lucky winner was David Macnaught of Queensland with runners up Rodney Miller, David Lewis and Kevin McDermott each winning a magnum of 2012 JOSEPH Moda.

We can't wait to celebrate David's win with a very special lunch! 

Time Posted: 03/02/2015 at 2:18 PM
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29 January 2015 | Primo Estate

Sydney Primo e Pizza Evening March 2nd & 3rd - Come and Share the Fun!

Join us for a wonderful evening of great wine and delicious Italian food in the heart of Sydney on Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd March from 6.30pm

Just $75.00 per person

La Rosa The Strand, Shop 133, Level 2, The Strand Arcade, 193 Pitt St, Sydney 2000

To book call La Rosa The Strand: 02 9223 1674 or email


2014 Primo Estate La Biondina Colombard

Misto di Olive
Sicilian Soda Cured Green Olives, Black Olive Puree, Pane di Casa

2014 Primo Estate Merlesco Merlot

Salumi Misti di Casa
House cured Mixed Salumi Plate

Pomodoro e Olive Con Ricotta Salata Bruschetta
Tomatoes, Black Olive & Ricotta

Calamari Fritti
Fried Port Lincoln Calamari with Fried Onion and Sage, Potato & Chickpea Puree, Olives & Rocket 

2013 Primo Estate Il Briccone
Shiraz Sangiovese

2013 Primo & Co The Tuscan
Shiraz Sangiovese

Funghi Pizza
Pizza Bianca with Porcini Puree, Portobello Mushrooms & Mozzarella

Calabrese Pizza
Roasted Capsicum, Nduja, Salame

Gamberi e Zucchine Pizza
Spencer Gulf King Prawns & Zucchini

2013 JOSEPH La Magia
Botrytis Riesling Traminer

Mini Zeppola
Cinnamon Doughnut with Gelato

Torta di Ricotta
Ricotta Neapolitan Cake

Coffee, Tea & Biscotti

Time Posted: 29/01/2015 at 1:01 PM
Primo Estate
7 January 2015 | Primo Estate

Recipe of the Month - Grilled Calamari Skewers


1.00 kg calamari (squid) tubes and tentacles, cut into bite sized pieces
1 cup of JOSEPH Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
3 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped
2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
salt and freshly cracked black pepper
skewers (pre-soak in water if using wooden skewers)
1 lemon


In a bowl, drizzle JOSEPH oil on the calamari along with 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley, salt, pepper and garlic. Mix and set aside for at least 15 minutes.

In a seperate bowl combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of parsley with the breadcrumbs.

Roll the calamari through breadcrumbs and skewer. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes on each side and serve immediately with a final drizzle of oil and a squeeze of lemon juice. 

Discover more Grilli family recipes here - click here now

Calamari Skewers with lemon wedges -  Primo Estate

Time Posted: 07/01/2015 at 10:21 AM
Primo Estate
11 November 2014 | Primo Estate

JOSEPH Oils Scoop Armfuls of Awards at Fleurieu Fiesta

A massive grin and more awards than he can hold - Joe's face tells it all! 

We were thrilled to see our 2014 JOSEPH Extra Virgin Olive Oils scooping up a host of awards at Fleurieu Fiesta Olive Awards. 

Our newly released 2014 JOSEPH Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil won:

- Gold Medal

- Punter's Pick Award at Willunga Farmer's Market

- Punter's Pick Award at Victor Harbor Farmer's Market

'Complex nose of green banana, salad leaves and earthy notes. Excellent fruit length, fleshy mouthfeel with robust yet balanced bitterness and pungency. A classic robust style that has it all.' - Judges' Tasting Note from the 2014 Fiesta Olive Awards

Meanwhile our 2014 JOSEPH First Run Extra Virgin Olive Oil won a silver medal with the judges describing it as:

'Fragrant floral, artichoke and salad leaves. Moderate fruit intensity, balanced bitterness and pungeny and nice peppery spice. Fresh and versatile robust style.' 

To celebrate we are running a little competition on our Facebook page - click here to find out more

Time Posted: 11/11/2014 at 4:21 PM
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11 November 2014 | Primo Estate

Merlesco Makes The Hot 100

We were thrilled to see our 2014 Merlesco Merlot singled out for the Adelaide Review Hot 100 list. With 1,400 wines entered in the tasting our 'little Merlot' made the final selection with a fabulous note from the judges: 'Bright, complex aromatics with vibrant red and black forest berry fruit underneath. Has slinky, satiny texture with a subtle spritz that ebbs away. Vibrant, youthful, bouncy and pretty. Dangerously drinkable and wonderful young wine expression' said the judges.

Taste the 2014 Merlesco Merlot for yourself - click here to try now.

Time Posted: 11/11/2014 at 2:32 PM
Primo Estate
11 November 2014 | Primo Estate

JOSEPH La Magia Wins 5th Place in Adelaide Review Hot 100

Winemaker Daniel Zuzolo Accepts Our Hot 100 Prize

Winemaker Daniel Zuzolo was delighted to be called on stage to collect the 5th place award in the 2014 Adelaide Review Hot 100 Wines, beating 1,395 other wines to make the top five in this prestigious list. The judges wrote: 'A beautifully sweet dessert-style wine. Super bright green and gold hue that shows the virility of youth juxtaposed with complexity, spice and wisdom of a wine beyond its age.' 

Try the 2013 JOSEPH La Magia Botrytis Riesling Traminer for yourself - click here to buy now

Time Posted: 11/11/2014 at 12:44 PM
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16 October 2014 | Primo Estate

Meet The Tuscan Cellar Door Pizza Lunch - Book Now!


Time Posted: 16/10/2014 at 10:56 AM
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9 October 2014 | Primo Estate

Recipe of the Month - Primavera Crostini


1 loaf of ciabatta bread
300 g fresh shelled peas
300 g peeled broad beans
100 ml goats curd
100 ml natural yoghurt
50 ml JOSEPH First Run Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 handful of mint leaves
2 pinches of sea salt
1 clove of garlic, peeled and cut in half


Blanch peas and broad beans for 30 seconds in saltrd boiling water. Strain and rinse in cold water to refresh.

Pound peas, broadbeans, mint and sea salt in a mortar and pestle (aiming for a rough mixture rather than a smooth paste). Add goats curd, olive oil and yoghurt, stirring through until everything combines and a vibrant green colour is acheived. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Cut ciabatta into 1cm slices and grill (if you are a perfectionist use a griddle to get diagional charred stripes). Glently rub the grilled bread with half a cut clove of garlic, drizzle with olive oil and add the topping before serving with one last drizzle of JOSEPH oil over the top, because as Joe says 'too much olive oil can only be good for you!'.

With thanks to our friends at La Dolce Vita Catering for sharing their delicious recipe.

Time Posted: 09/10/2014 at 3:21 PM
Primo Estate
8 October 2014 | Primo Estate

Sydney Pop-Up Cellar Door

Mark your diaries Sydneysiders: Mark, Richard and George are bringing our McLaren Vale cellar door experience into the heart of Sydney running three days of JOSEPH Experience tastings and a Primo Estate tasting bar at the foodie hot spot of Kitchen by Mike in Rosebery. 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 with some of Sydney's hippest seasonal, locally sourced cusine. Kitchen by Mike is a seasonal canteen with a brunch and lunch menu that changes daily, they don't take bookings but come on down to see what treats they have in store, we can't wait to see you there:

Kitchen by Mike, 85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery, NSW 2018

Friday 31st October 2014, 11am - 4pm

Saturday 1st November 2014, 11am - 4pm

Sunday 2nd November 2014, 11am - 4pm

To book your JOSEPH Experience tasting please ring the Primo Team on 08 8323 6800 or email (please note that Kitchen by Mike will not be taking cellar door bookings).

Time Posted: 08/10/2014 at 4:38 PM
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