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Celebrating La Dolce Vita

 

 

Primo Estate
 
15 March 2017 | Primo Estate

Joe's New Italian Wines Have Arrived!

Come to cellar door and try the first ever vintage of our Primo & Co Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi, a textured and vibrant white wine from the Le Marche region on the Adriatic coast where Joe's parents the late Primo and Santina Grilli were born. 


You will also be the first to taste the first ever release of our Primo & Co Montepulciano Sangiovese. Joe's parents were born near the medieval city of Ascoli Piceno, an area is famous for juicy, easly drinking style red blend of Montepulciano and Sangiovese. Joe had always wanted to try his hand at these traditional wines in his father's homeland, to pour them for you in McLaren Vale, alongside a selection of our Australian wines, is a dream come true.

If you can't make it to cellar door you can order these very special new wines online - click here to buy

 

Time Posted: 15/03/2017 at 11:44 AM
Primo Estate
 
15 February 2017 | Primo Estate

Primo & Co 'Meet The Italians' Cellar Door Lunch

Be the first to taste our brand new Italian wines, two exciting additions to our Primo & Co range made by Primo Estate owner and winemaker Joe Grilli in his ancestral homeland of Italy.

Join us for a relaxed long table lunch bringing an authentic taste of Italy to the heart of McLaren Vale as we pour the first ever vintage of our Primo & Co Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi, a textured and vibrant white wine from the Le Marche region on the Adriatic coast where Joe's parents Primo and Santina Grilli were born. The deliciously fresh and delicate new 2016 vintage of the Primo & Co The Venetian Garganega will also be poured for the very first time, perfectly paired with a special created menu of Italian dishes by Rob Paglia of La Dolce Vita Catering and Events. 

You will also be the first to taste the first ever release of our Primo & Co Montepulciano Sangiovese. Joe's parents were born near the medieval city of Ascoli Piceno, an area is famous for juicy, easly drinking style red blend of Montepulciano and Sangiovese. Joe had always wanted to try his hand at these traditional wines in his father's homeland, to pour them for you in McLaren Vale, alongside a selection of our Australian wines, is a dream come true.

SOLD OUT - call 08 8323 6800 to be added to the waiting list

Menu

NV Primo Estate Primo Secco Sparkling White
Crostini with JOSEPH La Magia Onions & Ortiz Anchovy 

2015 Primo & Co Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi
2016 Primo & Co The Venetian Garganega

Fleurieu Snapper, Goolwa Cockles, Cauliflower Mayo, Mussel Herb Butter & Salsa Verde 

2015 Primo & Co Montepulciano Sangiovese
2015 Primo Estate Zamberlan Cabernet Sangiovese

Brined Wood Roasted Greenslades Free Range Chicken with Cannellini Bean Puree, Pepperonata & Pangrattato

2016 JOSEPH La Magia Botrytis Riesling Traminer
Sheeps Milk Yoghurt Panacotta with Lemon Curd, Campari Braised Rhubarb and Almond Meringue 

SOLD OUT - call 08 8323 6800 to be added to the waiting list

Time Posted: 15/02/2017 at 10:06 AM
Primo Estate
 
15 February 2017 | Primo Estate

Brisbane 'Viva Virginia Vineyard' Italian Barbeque Night

Celebrate the release of the new 2016 Virginia Vineyard Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot with a cheeky mid-week evening out.

The Primo team are coming to Brisbane for a casual evening offering you the chance to try and buy our new 2016 Virginia Vineyard Shiraz, Cabernet Merlot.

Simple, classic, great value - just like our Virginia Vineyard wines.

Choose the date that works best for you, Tuesday 7th or Wednesday 8th March and from 5.30pm join us for a pop-up cellar door pouring tastes of our Primo Estate range From 6.30pm enjoy antipasto and a traditional Italian 'grigliata' barbecue:

Book Now - Click Here

Menu

NV Primo Secco Sparkling White 
Wood Fired Garlic Focaccia, Rosemary and Sea Salt Grissini, Warmed Sourdough

2016 Primo Estate La Biondina Colombard
Antipasti Boards
Classic Fried Squid with Lime and Pepper Aioli

2016 Virginia Vineyard Shiraz Cabernet Merlot
Char-grilled Lamb Cutlets with Italian Sausage & Italian Garden Salad

Watermelon & Berries

Book Now - Click Here

Primo Estate
 
25 January 2017 | Primo Estate

Viva Virginia Vineyard Adelaide

Viva Virginia Vineyard - Adelaide

Time 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Hula Hoop, 2/269 Kensington Rd, Kensington Park SA 5068

Celebrate the release of the new 2016 Virginia Vineyard Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot with a cheeky mid-week evening out. The Primo team are coming up to town to host four casual evening offering you the chance to try our new 2016 Virginia Vineyard Shiraz, Cabernet Merlot accompanied by Italian barbecue.

From 5.30pm join us for a pop-up cellar door pouring tastes of our Primo Estate range
From 6.30pm enjoy antipasto and a traditional Italian 'grigliata' barbecue:

The Menu

NV Primo Secco Sparkling White 
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2016 Primo Estate La Biondina Colombard
Risotto of Summer Vegetables with Artichoke, Asparagus & Olive Oil
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2016 Virginia Vineyard Shiraz, Cabernet Merlot
Grigliata Mista Charcoal Grilled Beef & Pancetta Spiedini, Salsiccia & Seasonal Greens
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Watermelon with Mint, Coriander & Pickled Ginger

Simple, classic, great value - just like our Virginia Vineyard wines.

Tuesday 21st February - Book Now

Tuesday 28th February - SOLD OUT

Time Posted: 25/01/2017 at 10:44 AM
Primo Estate
 
1 January 2017 | Primo Estate

2017 Wine Events Calendar

Visit our events page to see the full list of our events for 2017. Join our Amici Primo mailing list to receive exclusive event invitations and notifications when tickets go on sale. 

Click here to see our live events calendar for 2017

Tickets go on sale six weeks before the event - please join our Amici Primo mailing list to receive email notifications 

Primo & Co Meet The Venetian Lunch
Sun, 02/04/2017 

Be the first to taste the new 2016 vintage of The Venetian Garganega made by Primo Estate's owner and winemaker Joe Grilli in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Join us for a relaxed long table lunch bringing a taste of Venice to the heart of McLaren Vale.

Perth JOSEPH Double Pruners Dinner - Thurs, 06/04/2017 

Melbourne JOSEPH Double Pruners Dinner - Mon, 10/04/2017 

Sydney JOSEPH Double Pruners Dinner - Tue, 11/04/2017 

Brisbane JOSEPH Double Pruners Dinner - Wed, 12/04/2017 

Adelaide JOSEPH Double Pruners Dinner - Thu, 20/04/2017 

A series of exclusive pre-release dinners for members of our JOSEPH Double Pruners Club. Primo Estate's owner and winemaker Joe Grilli will pour his 2015 JOSEPH Moda, Angel Gully and Nebbiolo for the very first time at these very special evenings. JOSEPH Double Pruners and their guest enjoy these evenings with our compliments and tickets are not for general sale, just one of the many benefits of becoming a JOSEPH Double Pruner.

Mother's Day Lunch
Sun, 14/05/2017 

Treat your mother to a long relaxed wine lunch this mother's day in our beatiful McLaren Vale cellar door.

JOSEPH Olive Harvest Lunch
Sat, 10/06/2017 - Mon, 12/06/2017

Join us for a traditional Italian celebration of the new season's olive harvest. Be the first to try the new 2017 JOSEPH First Run Extra Virgin Olive Oil straight from the press at this delicious feast of olive oil rich Italian cuisine.

JOSEPH Winter Wild Lunch
Sat, 05/08/2017 - Sun, 06/08/2017

Cold winter days call for rich red wines and hearty food. Join us for a seasonal feast at McLaren Vale's most stylish cellar door as we pour our newly released JOSEPH red wines for the first time, perfectly accompanied by a specially created wood oven menu.

Father's Day Lunch
Sun, 03/09/2017 


Treat dad to a relaxed winery lunch this father's day as we celebrate the release of the new 2017 JOSEPH Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil straight from the press. 

Primavera Lunch
Sun, 01/10/2017 - Mon, 02/10/2017

Celebrate the arrival of the first green buds of spring in the vineyard with this traditional Italian wood oven feast perfectly paired with a selection of our newly released wines. A great way to enjoy a cellar door lunch in McLaren Vale's beautiful wine country.

Meet The Tuscan Pizza Party
Sat, 25/11/2017 - Sun, 26/11/2017
Sat, 02/12/2017 - Sun, 03/12/2017

Our Italy vs Australia taste test returns as we celebrate the arrival of our new vintage of 2016 Primo & Co The Tuscan Shiraz Sangiovese all the way from Italy. Enjoy delicious wood oven pizza at this relaxed long table lunch.

Tickets go on sale six weeks before the event - please join our Amici Primo mailing list to receive email notification of future events.

Time Posted: 01/01/2017 at 4:10 PM
Primo Estate
 
30 November 2016 | Primo Estate

Tony Love Reviews La Biondina for The Advertiser

'...Primo Estate is the go for stylish-looking table wine which has been part of Adelaide summers for decades and remains still a great little refresher, a tropical holiday in a bottle. You'll lock on to passionfruit, guava and crunchy pineapple flavours all filling the sensories with plenty of bite and tang, balancing the natural fruit sweetness of the grapes within. Good seasonal drinks.'

- Tony Love, The Advertiser November 2016

Click here to order the 2016 Primo Estate La Biondina Colombard

Time Posted: 30/11/2016 at 2:12 PM
Primo Estate
 
26 October 2016 | Primo Estate

Primo & Co Meet The Tuscan Pizza Party

Saturday 3rd December 2016 - Click Here to Book

Sunday 4th December 2016 - Sold Out

Sunday 11th December 2016 - Click Here to Book

Our most popular cellar door lunch is returns this year with an extra Sunday date added due to popular demand!

Join us for our annual Italy vs Australia taste off as we pour Italy's new release 2015 Primo & Co The Tuscan alongside its McLaren Vale twin, 2015 Primo Estate Il Briccone Shiraz Sangiovese. Two great Shiraz Sangiovese blends, both made by our very own Joe Grilli, but from opposite corners of the globe. Which will get your vote?

Invite your friends to share the fun at this long relaxed lunch in McLaren Vale's stunning wine country. Which wine will you vote to be this year's winner? 

Meet The Tuscan Pizza Party Menu
Primo Secco NV Aperol Spritz

Tuscan Style Charcoal Grilled Chicken Skewers

2016 Primo Estate La Biondina Colombard
2015 Primo & Co The Tuscan Shiraz Sangiovese
2015 Primo Estate Il Briccone Shiraz Sangiovese

Margherita Pizza - Tomato, Fiori di Latte, Basil
Salmone Affumicato Pizza - Hot Smoked Salmon, Stracchino, Celeriac, Apple
Quattro Carne Pizza - Four Cured Meats, Olives, Artichoke, Tomato & Fiori di Latte
Agnello Pizza - Wood Roasted Lamb Shoulder, Goat's Curd, Pickled Eggplant, Tomato & Fiori di Latte
Fungi Pizza - Forest Mushrooms, Porcini, Swiss Browns, Taleggio & Black Truffle Oil 

NV Primo Secco Sparkling White

Blood Orange & Campari Sorbet with Fresh Summer Fruits

Book Now:

Saturday 3rd December 2016 - Click Here to Book

Sunday 4th December 2016 - Sold Out

Sunday 11th December 2016 - Click Here to Book

Please notify us at the time of booking if you require gluten free pizza bases and we will be happy to provide them, we cannot guarantee availability if we are not notified in advance.

Alcohol free 'Drivers tickets' for non-drinkers and children under 18 can be purchased for $55 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

Time Posted: 26/10/2016 at 4:27 PM
Primo Estate
 
5 October 2016 | Primo Estate

Congratulations to Joe & Georgina on their Engagement!

The many Amici Primo who have known Joe over the 37 years since Primo Estate opened will be delighted to hear the announcement of his engagement to the lovely Georgina De Battista. We wish them all the best for their new life together.

Time Posted: 05/10/2016 at 3:41 PM
Primo Estate
 
23 September 2016 | Primo Estate

Primo Estate Winners The Architecture and Landscape Category in the South Australian Best of Wine Tourism Awards’

Primo Estate is honoured to be named winner of the Landscape and Architecture Category of the South of Australian Best of Wine Tourism Awards. We will now go on to represent Australia in the International awards with a final winner from each Great Wine Capital to be announced in Porto, Portugal in November. The Chair of the South Australian Judging Panel, Karen Raffen said, 'The winners represent the best of SA’s wine tourism businesses – they’re outstanding in their field and are leading in their respective award categories.
The inaugural awards program shines a spotlight on the best from our state and allows them to stand alongside some of the world’s most prestigious and well-known wine operators from around the globe.'

‘The most intelligently beautiful wine tasting edifice in this state, possibly the known universe’ wrote Phillip White when Primo Estate’s new cellar door opened in 2006. A dream three decades in the making, Joe Grilli took inspiration from his 28 vintages in South Australia, Italy and France to create the perfect tasting space. Like Joe’s wines, the building uses Australian natural materials in an Italian style to produce something unique. As we celebrate its 10th anniversary, the design is fulfilling Joe and Dina's dream. Joe says of the win:

'We told the three young architects “build us a modern Australian interpretation of a small Italian square – a piazzetta. Oh and can you design it so that it doesn’t date please!”. To win this award almost exactly 10 years after the building was completed is a testament to their success in meeting the brief. It is a wonderful feeling to have this acknowledgement of our vision and the architects’ skill in translating it into reality. The architects really listened to our vision and they came up with something that surpassed our dreams.'

Time Posted: 23/09/2016 at 4:30 PM
Primo Estate
 
15 September 2016 | Primo Estate

Sydney Pop Up Cellar Door

Venue: Three Blue Ducks, 85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery, NSW 2018
Contact: Bookings via Primo Estate 08 8323 6800

Mark your diaries Sydneysiders: cellar door manager Mark and the Primo team are bringing our McLaren Vale cellar door experience to the heart of Sydney! Following the huge success of last year's event we will once again be running three days of JOSEPH Experience tastings and a Primo Estate tasting bar at Three Blue Ducks, the exciting new venue located in the space that was formerly 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. We can't wait to see you there.

Friday 28th October 2016, 2pm - 7pm

Saturday 29th October 2016, 11am - 4pm

Sunday 30th October 2016, 11am - 4pm

Seats are limited so early booking is advised: Click here to book your seat

Time Posted: 15/09/2016 at 3:16 PM

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