Jo Irvine Gives Zinfandel It's Moment to Shine

Discover Lévrier, Jo Irvine's award-winning wines from the Barossa Valley

Jo Irvine's winemaking career began at a very early age.  Her father, James Irvine is known as the “Master Merlot Maker” and from the age of seven, she followed him around the winery, undertaking the ritual tasting of ferments and wine blending. Whilst studying winemaking at university she was fortunate enough to work six vintages both in the Barossa Valley and California, USA.  This was the start of her love for the Zinfandel grape and other noble/forgotten grape varieties.

Lévrier, a French word meaning greyhound, combines her love of winemaking and the advocacy she has for her greyhounds who have been a major part of her life for over 20 years.  The love and respect she has for these gracious animals has led her to support the Greyhound Adoption Programme and adopt two greyhounds called Georgie and Daphne who man the office daily.

Levrier by Jo Irvine’s principle is about the noble nature of Barossa, their region, and its heritage. The Barossa is primarily known for its red wine variety Shiraz, and because it is so well known other noble varieties are under threat.  Her notion in creating Levrier was to ensure that in some small way she would give the growers that she works with, a reason to continue to produce these splendid varieties.

Her wines are vegan friendly and all reds have extended aging in the bottle for at least 2 years before release.

2014 Levrier by Jo Irvine Anubis Cabernet Sauvignon - Gold Medal winner and 2014 Levrier by Jo Irvine Peritas Zinfandel - Silver Medal winner at the 2020 Sommeliers Choice Awards.

Personally selected single vineyard fruit from dedicated Barossa and Eden Valley growers, matured for 24 months in specific new French oak barrels and bottle aged for a minimum of 12 months before release.

Their wines are vegan friendly and all reds have extended aging in the bottle for at least 2 years before release.

Los Angeles consumers can buy these wines directly from www.levrier.com.au. and. www.getfreightedcellardoor.com.

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