Irvine

Eden Valley

Star Rating:
 

www.irvinewines.com.au

Address
PO Box 308, Angaston, SA 5353
Eden Valley SA 5353
Telephone
(08) 8564 1110
Facsimilie
(08) 8564 1314
Opening Hours
At Taste Eden Valley, Angaston
Winemaker
Beck Richardson
Established
1983
Dozen
15000
Vineyards
80 hectares

James' Review

When James (Jim) Irvine established his eponymous winery, he chose a singularly difficult focus for the business: the production of great merlot from the Eden Valley. Throughout the years of establishment, and indeed thereafter, he was a much-in-demand consultant, bobbing up in all sorts of places. Yet when he decided to sell the business in 2014, its potential was greatly increased with the dowry provided by the purchasing Wade and Miles families. In 1867 Henry Winter Miles planted 0.8ha of shiraz, next door to what will be the cellar door (due to open Nov ?16). Successive generations of the Miles family had added to the vineyard portfolio from 1967, both acquiring existing vineyards and planting others (Ben's Block vineyard at Penrice is home to 120yo vines). Henry?s great-grandson Peter Miles and partner John Wade collectively own 160ha spread through the Barossa and Eden Valleys although only 80ha fall within the new Irvine partnership. Exports to the UK, Switzerland, UAE, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.

Author: James Halliday


About this winery

The Irvine story has its beginnings in 1867 when the Miles family settled in the Barossa Valley and oversaw the planting of Shiraz vines, today, among the world's oldest.

Irvine takes its name from Eden Valley winemaker Jim Irvine who in the 1980's was a regional merlot champion.

The Irvine name came to prominence a decade later when the flagship Grand Merlot, achieved the highest accolade and proclaimed World’s Best Merlot, securing Irvine's position as Australia's most awarded merlot producer.

Five generations on, the Miles family continue to combine the best of modern and traditional vineyard practices to produce leading examples of Barossa and Eden Valley varieties.

Specialties

While continuing to produce premium cooler climate Eden Valley Merlot, Irvine wines offer other regional classics including Riesling, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Franc and Shiraz, all grown on our family owned and operated vineyards.

Cellar Door

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Stocklist

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Distribution Information

South Australia

South Australian Cellar Door

Taste Eden Valley
6 Washington Street
Angaston, SA 5353
Phone: 08 8564 2435
info@tasteedenvalley.com.au
Wine World Distributors

Tom Maxwell
Phone: 0400 406 290
th.max1@bigpond.com
New South Wales/Queensland/Victoria

Five Star Wines

Ian Davies – Sales Director
Phone: 0413 770 652
Ian.Davies@cheviotwinegroup.com.au
Tasmania

Wine Profile Tasmania

Andrea Verger
0427 370 774
andrea@wineprofile.com.au
Western Australia

Liquid Library

Shaun Maher
Phone: 08 9321 5522
Fax: 08 9321 5533
shaun@liquidlibrary.net.au

International Sales Information

Germany

Apell Weine

Ahnatalstrasse 114A
34130 Kassel
Germany
Phone: +49 561 316 0717
Fax: +49 561 316 0718
mail@apell.de
Hong Kong and China

Wine Culture Limited

16th Floor Wyndham Place, 40-44 Wyndham Street, Central
Hong Kong
Phone: 852 2866 6335
Fax: 852 2866 6561
appellation@wineculture.com.hk
Japan

Toa Shoji

Tel: +81 (0)3 3294 4075
Fax: +81 (0)3 5280 9855
r-konami@toashoji.co.jp
Malaysia

Vineyards Direct

Block J-03-11, No 2 Jalan Solaris
Solaris Mont Kiara
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 62011 699
Fax: +603 62011 606
info@vineyardsdirect.com.my
Singapore

Crystal Wines Pte Ltd

2 Alexandra Road, #02-01 Delta House
Singapore 159919
Singapore
Phone: 65 6773 7060
Fax: 65 6773 7061
whtan@crystalwines.com
Taiwan

Adelaide Pacific Co Ltd

2F, No. 156, Section 1, Fusing S. Road
Taipei 106
Taiwan ROC
Phone: 886 2 2777 5779
Fax: 886 2 2711 5959
shelly@finewine.com.tw
United Kingdom

Cachet Wines

Wyke Way, Melton Business Park
Hull HU14 3BQ
England
Phone: +44 01482 638877
Fax: +44 01482 638855
sales@cachetwine.co.uk
Switzerland

Wyhus Ryf AG

Belpbergstrasse 7
CH-3125 Toffen
Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0) 31 812 40 50
Fax: +41 (0) 31 812 40 51
ryf@wyhus.ch

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4 Star

Very good producer of wines with class and character. Will have two (or more) wines rated at 90 points and above (or possibly one at 95 and above).

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