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Lévrier Wines by Jo Irvine now looking to expand in USA

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27/02/2021 Her wines are vegan friendly and all reds have extended aging in the bottle for at least 2 years before release

Jo Irvine’s winemaking career began from 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. 

2014 Anubis Cabernet Sauvignon 94 points, Gold Medal at Sommeliers Choice Awards USA

2014 Anubis Cabernet Sauvignon 94 points, Gold Medal at Sommeliers Choice Awards USA


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

Jo Irvine

Jo Irvine


Lévrier by Jo Irvine’s principle is about the noble nature of Barossa, their region and it’s 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 Lévrier was to ensure that in some small way I would give the growers that I work with, a reason to continue to produce these splendid varieties.  Personally selecting single vineyard fruit from dedicated Barossa and Eden Valley growers, combined with specifically coopered new French oak barrels allows me the honour of creating luxurious Lévrier wines.


The first wine released in 2017 was my Lévrier by Jo Irvine Meslier Sparkling Rosé.  This was an exciting release for her as Meslier is considered one of the rarest Sparkling grape varieties. Our Meslier Brut Rosé is the only single varietal Meslier Rosé produced in the world.  She also have another six wines in my collection. A Pinot Gris, made in the French Alsace style, a Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, a 100% varietal Cabernet Franc, a luscious Merlot and a Bordeaux blend of Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc.

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

2014 Lévrier by Jo Irvine Anubis Cab Sauvignon and Silver 2014 Lévrier by Jo Irvine Peritas Zinfandel both won awards at the 2020 Sommeliers Choice Awards.

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About Sommeliers Choice Awards

Sommeliers Choice AwardsSommeliers Choice Awards gathers the top restaurant wine buyers, Master Sommeliers, wine directors who have a direct influence on the US on-premise market.

Put your wines in front of them and get rated by Food Parability, Typicity, Value, Quality, and Package.

If you're looking to get in front of the top sommeliers and on-premise wine buyers of the USA, now is the best time to enter your wines. 

SCA Entry Process & Fees

Deadline For Submission Is Approaching Fast.

Leading wine brands from around the world now have an opportunity to grow their business and gain the attention of wine buyers, wine directors and influencers within the U.S. on-premise industry. Time to submit your wines in the 2021 Sommeliers Choice Awards.


Special Pricing ends March 31, 2021: ENTER NOW

Warehouse Closes For Samples: April 23, 2021

Judging: May 16, 2021

Winners Announced: May 31, 2021


$100 - Special Pricing - Ends March 31, 2021

$120 - Regular Pricing - April 01, 2021, to April 20, 2021

Quantity Discount Now Available

4 to 9 entries: 10% discount
10 to 14 entries: 15% discount
15 or more entries: 20% discount

(Price in USD)

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