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“Excellent Service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Primo Estate

Primo Estate
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McLaren Vale Winery Small Group Tour from Adelaide Including Wine Tasting and...
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Owner description: McLaren Vale Cellar Door of the Year 2016 Discover McLaren Vale's most stylish cellar door. At Primo Estate we celebrate our Italian heritage with an Aussie twist, living La Dolce Vita Australian style. Our friendly staff look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful cellar door for a complimentary tasting of our Primo Estate wines. Treat yourself to a VIP JOSEPH Experience tasting, a seated flight of our premium wines accompanied by a tasting platter of local bread, Italian cheese and our delicious JOSEPH Extra Virgin Olive Oil. We recommend booking for the JOSEPH Experience which has a cover charge of $15 per person refundable upon purchase from the JOSEPH range. Because we are a boutique cellar door we don't have room to serve groups of 8 or more at the bar so we ask that parties of 8 guests or over book in advance for our JOSEPH Experience tasting which can seat 16 guests maximum. We look forward to welcoming you soon to what wine writer Phillip White called called 'The most intelligently beautiful wine tasting edifice in this state, possibly the known universe'. Proud winners of a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 and 2015
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking
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“Excellent Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

First visit to their new cellar door. WOW. What an amazing building. The wines and recommendations we received from the cellar door manager lived up to the expectation, given what I had heard on the grape vine about Primo's new cellar door.

Visited November 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Stunning cellar door”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

If you love good wine, great views and you like architectural design then Primo Estate is for you. Make sure you try the Colombard and also the Italian and Australian blends....very different wines. Joe's ability as a wine maker just keeps on showing how talented he is.....his wines grace wine lists all around the country.

Visited August 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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“Worth waiting for this one”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Had been to Primo for tastings and finally able to make one of their special event lunches. Visited for Olove Harvest Lunch. They took care that my guest with special dietary needs was catered for. Primo markets to their regular customers as Amici and we really did feel welcomed as friends. Wonderful service, lovely food, good company with others on our table both familiar and new to Primo. As always stunning olive oil and wine.I'd planned the trip around this lunch and am so pleased I did. Lots of room around the winery to stretch yout legs after lunch but stay in McLaren Vale if you can.

Visited June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“One of our favourite cellar doors in the Vale”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

This must be one of the best cellar doors in the Vale! The building itself is stunning though a bit creepy when you arrive and no one is around outside- it looks a bit like the baddie's home from a 70ies James Bond movie with all the concrete blocks. The more welcoming staff are when you get in though and they have lots of nice and high quality wines, some of them produced under license in Italy and some growing right here in SA. One thing we noticed both times we visited is that the staff at the cellar door are mostly quite young but, in stark contrast to a lot of other places, very well trained and hence skilled at describing the wines and providing service to customers. Taking the effort and money to train the staff alone is a reason for us to warmly recommend this place!

Visited May 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“PRIMO BY NAME AND NATURE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

Friendly, amazing decor and looking out the doors onto what seemed like kilometres of vinyards was a great surround to taste a flight of exceptional wines from sparkling through to sticky and dare I say it, a great vinegar to go with the olive oil and fresh baked bread.

Visited April 2013
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