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Celebrating La Dolce Vita

 

 

Primo Estate
 
5 December 2017 | Primo Estate

JOSEPH Sparkling Red returns to cellar door

We are delighted to be pouring our celebrated JOSEPH Sparkling Red in the JOSEPH Experience Tasting at cellar door, for a limited time as stocks are very limited. Winning 96 points and runner up for best Sparkling Red in Australia in Tyson Stelzer's 2017 Australian Sparkling Report this is truly a special drop, Tyson wrote:

'The grand complexity of Joseph meets every expectation of its deep and complex recipe, capturing all the depth and character of McLaren Vale cabernet, merlot and shiraz young and old. A deep purple hue heralds a universe of expansive complexity, spanning primary black plum and black cherry fruit, secondary roast nuts, dark chocolate and coffee and the tertiary allure of black olives. Firm, fine tannins and well-gauged dosage unite seamlessly on a long finish of captivating personality. Another great in the grand lineage of Joseph.'

Book your JOSEPH Experience today, call 08 8323 6800.

 

Time Posted: 05/12/2017 at 3:58 PM
Primo Estate
 
14 November 2017 | Primo Estate

Christmas in McLaren Vale

Summer is a wonderful time to visit McLaren Vale and we very much look forward to welcoming you to our award winning cellar door. To help you plan your visit please note our Christmas opening hours:

24th December, open 11am - 4pm

25th December - CLOSED

26th December - CLOSED

27th December, open 11am - 4pm

28th December, open 11am - 4pm

29th December, open 11am - 4pm

30th December, open 11am - 4pm

31st December, open 11am - 4pm

1st January - CLOSED

2nd January, open 11am - 4pm

Buon Natale!

Time Posted: 14/11/2017 at 12:48 PM
Primo Estate
 
1 June 2017 | Primo Estate

The New 2017 La Biondina Colombard Is Here!

La Biondina (the young blonde) is a modern Australian classic.  Each season she returns, eternally young, flaunting her finesse as the world's premier Colombard - buy now, click here

Winemaker’s Tasting Note

Bouquet: Fresh passionfruit, pineapple, guava and citrus notes.

Palate: Mouth-watering acidity balanced with ‘fruit salad’ exuberance. Bursting with juicy passionfruit, mango and citrus flavours. This wine is the taste of summer all year round. 

Vineyard Region
The Adelaide Plains are just 10 meters above sea level and benefit from cooling maritime breezes (you can see the ocean from our winery). The sunny dry climate and sandy loam soil are perfect for growing the late-ripening Colombard variety.

Vintage Conditions
The very long and cool growing season in 2017 lead to one of Primo Estate’s latest ever vintages. Slow ripening allowed intense flavours to develop which, combined with the good natural acidity of the cooler summer, produced some of the best fruit we have seen in years. The grapes were picked in separate parcels across a spectrum of ripeness levels to achieve the perfect balance of luscious tropical fruit and crisp green apple and citrus.

Winemaking
A long cool fermentation in stainless steel to preserve delicate fruit flavours, followed by early bottling to capture the freshness.

Order today - click here now

Time Posted: 01/06/2017 at 5:01 PM
Primo Estate
 
9 May 2017 | Primo Estate

Olive Harvest Lunch

 

Date: Sat, 10/06/2017 - Mon, 12/06/2017
Time 12:01 PM to 3:00 PM
Venue: Primo Estate Cellar Door
Phone: 08 8323 6800
Email: info@primoestate.com.au

Saturday 10th June - Book now, click here

Sunday 11th June - Book now, click here

Monday 12th June - Book now, click here

Treat yourself to the first olive oil of the 2017 harvest fresh from the press as we celebrate the release of the new 2017 JOSEPH First Run Extra Virgin Olive Oil at this relaxed long table lunch.

A true gourmet indulgence you will enjoy a specially created menu of olive oil rich cuisine perfectly paired with our wines at this traditional Italian celebration of the olive harvest.

MENU

NV Primo Secco Sparkling White

OSTRICHE
Herb crumbed Coffin Bay Oyster, Meyer lemon mayo, Scampi Roe

2017 Primo Estate La Biondina Colombard

VITELLO TONNATO
Cleland's Veal, green olive giardinieri, smoked blue fin belly mayo

2015 Primo Estate Shale Stone Shiraz
2015 Primo Estate Zamberlan Cabernet Sangiovese


RAGU DI MANZO
Wood Roasted Coorong Angus beef shin, burnt carrot puree, farro Milanese, wild broccoli

2016 Primo Estate Il Briccone Shiraz Sangiovese

FORMAGGI
Local and imported cheese, Sangiovese quince jam, fig and fennel sourdough

DOLCE
Ricotta donuts, amaretto chocolate sauce
 

Saturday 10th June - Book now, click here

Sunday 11th June - Book now, click here

Monday 12th June - Book now, click here

Alcohol free 'Drivers tickets' for non-drinkers and children under 18 can be purchased for $85 by calling 08 8323 6800. No refunds less than 7 days prior to the event. Children under 10 who do not want to purchase a seat can bring their own picnic to enjoy in the couryard but must be supervised at all times.

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: 09/05/2017 at 2:02 PM
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 
oOo
2016 Primo Estate La Biondina Colombard
Risotto of Summer Vegetables with Artichoke, Asparagus & Olive Oil
oOo
2016 Virginia Vineyard Shiraz, Cabernet Merlot
Grigliata Mista Charcoal Grilled Beef & Pancetta Spiedini, Salsiccia & Seasonal Greens
oOo
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

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