South Australia | Eden Valley

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. 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, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.


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.

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

South Australia:

South Australian Cellar Door
Taste Eden Valley
6 Washington Street
Angaston, SA 5353
Phone: 08 8564 2435

Wine World Distributors
Tom Maxwell
Phone: 0400 406 290

New South Wales/Queensland/Victoria:

Five Star Wines
Ian Davies – Sales Director
Phone: 0413 770 652


Wine Profile Tasmania
Andrea Verger
0427 370 774

Western Australia:

Liquid Library
Shaun Maher
Phone: 08 9321 5522
Fax: 08 9321 5533

International Sales Information


Apell Weine
Ahnatalstrasse 114A
34130 Kassel
Phone: +49 561 316 0717
Fax: +49 561 316 0718

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


Toa Shoji
Tel: +81 (0)3 3294 4075
Fax: +81 (0)3 5280 9855


Vineyards Direct
Block J-03-11, No 2 Jalan Solaris
Solaris Mont Kiara
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 62011 699
Fax: +603 62011 606


Crystal Wines Pte Ltd
2 Alexandra Road, #02-01 Delta House
Singapore 159919
Phone: 65 6773 7060
Fax: 65 6773 7061


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

United Kingdom:

Cachet Wines
Wyke Way, Melton Business Park
Hull HU14 3BQ
Phone: +44 01482 638877
Fax: +44 01482 638855


Wyhus Ryf AG
Belpbergstrasse 7
CH-3125 Toffen
Phone: +41 (0) 31 812 40 50
Fax: +41 (0) 31 812 40 51


Irvine Wines logo
Winemaker Rebekah Richardson
Established 1983
Dozens 15 000
Vineyards (area) 111 ha
Opening Hours Not
Address PO Box 308, Angaston, SA 5353
Telephone (08) 8564 1110