Est. 1979 Winemaker Joseph Grilli Daniel Zuzdol Vineyards 34 Ha Production 30000 cases
Est. 1979 Winemaker Joseph Grilli Daniel Zuzdol Vineyards 34 Ha Production 30000 cases The story begins in 1953 when Primo Grilli arrived in Australia from the Le Marche wine region of Italy with a vision of growing Italian grape varieties in this sun soaked new land. Recognising the grape growing potential of South Australia with warm summers and cooling maritime influences similar to his homeland of Le Marche Primo planted the familys first vineyard in 1973 just north of Adelaide around a small township called Virginia. Primos eldest son Joseph studied Oenology at South Australias legendary Roseworthy College. Joe graduated Dux of his class in 1978 and a new winery was built in Virginia. From his very first vintage as winemaker in 1979 aged just 20 Joseph Grilli sought to create revolutionary wines. Joe now runs Primo Estate with his wife Dina. Primo Estate has grown with the planting of new vineyards in Clarendon and McLaren Vale. In 2006 Primo Estate opened a stunning new McLaren Vale cellar door and tasting room combining ultra modern design with Italian style just like our wines and olive oils.