The 2021 La Biondina has arrived!
This is our first taste of the legendary 2021 harvest, and it does not disappoint. It's the kind of year that winemakers dream of. Ample rain in the 2020 Winter produced a healthy canopy in the vines. The cool, dry picking season gave us a harvest with bountiful yield and exceptional quality.
The new La Biondina bursts with fresh passionfruit, pineapple, and guava flavours. Its mouth-watering citrus finish is balanced with ‘fruit salad’ exuberance.
The taste of Summer in a glass!
This is a day I have been looking forward to for many years - we are releasing our first ever Primo Estate Fiano!
I've been trying to get my hands on this rare grape for many harvests. Last year I finally found a stunning parcel of fruit.
The resulting wine overflows with fragrant notes of grapefruit, melon, and nashi pear. On the palate it's softly textured with a satisfying savoury finish. Click here to see me taste the new wine and rave about the wonders of this Southern Italian grape.
Fiano is the perfect match for your favourite seafood and white meat dishes. I love drinking this wine with my Insalata di Mare - Italian seafood salad recipe.
I was only able to secure a small parcel of Fiano, and we don't expect this wine to last long. All our other whites have sold out - get in before this one disappears too.
Here's to living La Dolce Vita!
Owner & Winemaker
We have just picked the last parcel of fruit for our 2021 vintage.
This has been the kind of year that winemakers dream of. Ample rain in the 2020 Winter produced a healthy canopy in the vines. The cool, dry picking season gave us a harvest with bountiful yield and exceptional quality.
We already know that the 2021 wines will be some of our best. The fragrance from the fermenting reds in our winery show a rare depth of character.
We can't wait to share these wines!
There is one grape which we simply can't pick enough of every harvest: Nero d'Avola.
Each year we're only able to release a tiny batch to our mailing list, and the wine disappears in weeks. For eleven months of the year, we're asked "when will you have the new Nero?"
We have good news for fans of this wine - our 2020 Nero d'Avola has arrived!
The new vintage bursts with Nero d'Avola's signature plum and black cherry flavours. Its palate is balanced and elegant, with plenty of spice and liquorice notes. See our winemaker, Joe Grilli, get fired up tasting the 2020 vintage here.
We make this wine to pair with simple, rustic mediterranean dishes like pizza and pasta. Joe insisted on sharing his favourite Southern Italian pasta recipe for this release: Pasta alla Siciliana.
Our advice: get in before it sells out. 2020 was another scarce harvest, and this limited release won't last long.
Enjoy a bonus bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and free shipping with every mixed or straight dozen.
The warm weather last week led to a cracking start for the 2021 harvest. Fruit quality and yields have been exceptional!
Last night we picked the Merlot fruit for our JOSEPH Moda. The berries are now drying in the shade of our cellar door and will be ready for crushing in a week's time!
Here's what the judges have to say about it:
"A soft bouquet of citrus and yellow apples. The palate is dry, with flavours of sweet pear and lemon jam. My favourite feature is the texture, soft and slippery with racy acidity and a crisp finish" - Amanda Yallop, The Real Review, 2020.
Elena poured a glass of d'Elena to celebrate...
Primo Estate is continuing to deliver wine and olive oil to homes across the country. Australia Post has taken action to protect the health and safety of all delivery staff and customers.
We are offering 15% off our mixed pack specials, plus FREE SHIPPING and a BONUS bottle of extra virgin olive oil with every dozen ordered.
Thank you for your continued support; we can't wait to welcome you back to McLaren Vale,
Joe Grilli & The Primo Team
We have just released the new-look 2019 Nero d'Avola!
Joe fell in love with the Nero d'Avola grape during his trips to its home of Sicily, Southern Italy. McLaren Vale’s warm maritime climate is ideally suited to the rich, spicy Nero d’Avola grape. This limited release is made using traditional open fermenters, and is matured in seasoned oak barrels.
The resulting wine combines spice liquorice and pepper on the nose with ripe black plum and black cherry flavours on the palate.
This April, Nino Zoccali, owner and executive chef of Sydney's premium Italian dining restaurants, The Restaurant Pendolino and La Rosa The Strand, will be travelling to Primo Estate to celebrate the release of his new book: Venetian Republic.
Part culinary journey, part cookbook, Venetian Republic dishes up rich, evocative recipes and stories from the history of the Venetian empire, and explores all things Italian through a unique perspective.
It is with great excitement that we invite you to join us for a special lunch celebrating Nino and the release of his new book on Sunday, 5th April, 2020.
We'll be enjoying a four-course feast of dishes from Nino's book accompanied by a flight of matching Primo Estate & JOSEPH Wines. La Dolce Vita Catering will be sourcing incredible ingredients from Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, the Fleurieu Peninsula and Port Lincoln to fulfil Nino's vision.
Each guest will go home with a signed copy of Venetian Republic. Tickets are extremely limited; do not miss the chance to join us for a day of incredible food, wine and stories from Nino Zoccali.