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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
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.
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.
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