Jo's Story

As a second-generation winemaker, Jo Irvine had her career begin at a very early age. Jo followed her father around the winery. This was her first experience in undertaking the ritual tasting of ferments and wine blending.

Then, as often happens she ended up pursuing a very different career as a theatre nurse. Life went the full circle and in the early 90’s she went to University to pursue her enduring passion for winemaking developed all those years earlier. A few years later and working six vintages straight in both the Barossa Valley and California USA, she made her passion her career.

Levrier Wines

In 2014, Jo's dream of her own brand began and by late 2017 Lévrier Wines by Jo Irvine was born . 

Levrier, a French word meaning Greyhound, combines her love of winemaking and the advocacy she has for the greyhound breed as pets, which has been a major part of her life for over twenty years. A chance encounter, many years ago with Chilli, her first greyhound, set her on this unique journey in celebrating both famous greyhounds and quality wines.

Our Mosaic Collection

The Mosaic Collection pays homage to famous greyhounds throughout history and is our uniquely innovative and handcrafted wine collection, producing fuller bodied, fruit driven wine styles. The first wine released was our Adelaide Hills Sparkling Meslier Brut Rosé.

Meslier is considered one of the rarest Sparkling grape varieties with only 20 hectares planted worldwide. We also have an Alsace style Pinot Gris, a Barossa Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel along with a French inspired dessert wine, named Mistelle Semillon.

Our Art Collection

The Art Collection celebrates the forgotten varieties of the Barossa and offers approachable wines, Unoaked Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc Rosé, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Merlot/Cabernet
Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc blend.

We trust that you enjoy these handcrafted and award winning Lévrier Wines as much as Jo and her team enjoyed creating them for you. We are proud of our enduring relationship with multi-generational vignerons which gives them the confidence to continue to produce these forgotten varieties of the Barossa.

Levrier Wines strive for excellence and quality in our wines with methods of sustainability in the winery. Vegan friendly with minimal intervention in production. Ready to drink now having been aged in our cellar before release.

Enjoy our alternative taste to handcrafted wines.

Achievements

2019 Inducted into Barons of Barossa Grand Council

2018 Awarded one of Halliday's top 10 new wineries in Australia

2014 Inducted as a Baron of the Barossa

2009 Barossa Valley Winemaker of the Year

2008 Telstra Business Women of the Year Finalist

2006 International Wine Challenge
Red Winemaker of the Year – UK

2006 International Wine Challenge
Best Zinfandel in the World - UK