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The Wine Wise name was established in 1981 as part of James Irvine Wine Consultancy. As such Wine Wise was the business name used specifically for the wine advisory work within the James Irvine Wine Consultancy. Since July 1981 the consultancy has served over 70 winery clients on wide ranging subjects: winemaking, varietal styling, vineyard varietal selection, product appraisal, blending, marketing potential, product profit appraisal, and so on.

 

Large company or single operator; simple winemaking or full winery operation, and all the many varied aspects in between, are covered by Wine Wise. The success of the wine consultancy has been proven with the results achieved for a broad spectrum of clients. As James Irvine Wine Consultancy grew it became pertinent to change to Wine Wise Pty Ltd, a company going forward in its own right.  It was therefore timely to bring “Wine Wise” to the foreground.

 

In 2010 Wine Wise Consulting opened its own small contract processing facility near Nuriootpa. Joanne Irvine, James Irvine, Assistant Winemaker Ashley Riebke and Contract Winemaker Sam Scott have been working together to produce many accolades for small producers from all regions in Australia. Wine Wise Consulting works not only with locally based clients but also with those from Clare, Limestone Coast, Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo Island and New South Wales, just to name a few.

 

Wine Wise Consulting continues to be successful in assisting clients to create both nationally and internationally recognized wines.

The most recent accolades can been seen by winning two Golds at the 2014 China Wine and Spirits competition for the 2005 Irvine Merlot Royale, this wine also won Gold at Mundis Vini. Other results include Most outstanding single vineyard table wine at the Barossa Wine Show, the Decanter Best Bordeaux Varietal and Best Australian Wine in Japan and three double Golds at the Hong Kong and China Wine Awards, just to name a few.

 

Wine Wise Consulting believes that great wines are created by synergy and attention to detail both in the vineyard and in the winery. We are passionate about the quality of the wines that we produce and by providing specialized small batch winemaking facilities to many smaller producers we are able to reduce operating costs.

PO Box 838

Lyndoch South Australia 5351

 

928 Research Road

Nuriootpa  South Australia 5355

 

P 08 8562 3888

F 08 8562 3888

office@winewiseconsulting.com.au

 

Our people

James Irvine remains the principal member of the team, having over 50 years experience in all sectors of the wine industry.  James has been involved with over 70 wine companies in Australia and overseas in professional and consulting capacities.

 

Additional to this the Irvine label is now world-renowned and James continues to produce medal winning wines under this label as well as for his many clients.

 

James Irvine specialises in:

•   winemaking (sparkling, table and fortified), blending, styling, assessing

•   winery design and management

•   wine marketing, packaging and label design, product launches, media liaison, pricing distribution, product

    descriptions, sales analysis/budgeting/forecasting and reporting, new product development.

 

James Irvine  0411 721 633

 

Joanne Irvine, daughter of the well renowned “Merlot Master”, Jim Irvine, trained and worked in the Barossa and California before becoming involved with the Irvine label and Wine Wise Consulting.

Since July 1981 the consultancy has served over seventy winery clients on wide ranging subjects:  winemaking, varietal styling, vineyard varietal selection, product appraisal, blending, marketing potential, product profit appraisal, and so on.

 

Large company or single operator; simple winemaking or full winery operation, and all the many varied aspects in between, are covered by Wine Wise.  The success of the wine consultancy has been proven with the results achieved for a broad spectrum of clients.

 

In 2010 Wine Wise Consulting opened its own small contract processing facility near Nuriootpa.  Joanne Irvine, James Irvine, Assistant Winemaker Ashley Riebke and Contract Winemaker Sam Scott have been working together to produce many accolades for small producers from all regions in Australia. Wine Wise Consulting works not only with locally based clients but also with those from Clare, Limestone Coast, Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo Island and New South Wales, to name a few.

 

Wine Wise Consulting continues to be successful in assisting clients to create both nationally and internationally recognized wines. Some of Jo’s career highlights include:

 

•   2006 London International Wine Challenge “Red Winemaker of the Year”

•   2006 London International Wine Challenge “Best Zinfandel in the World”

•   2008 1st recipient of Bruce Thiele memorial trophy (Best Alternative wine at Barossa Wine Show)

•   2008 state finalist in Australia’s Telstra Businesswoman of the Year

•   2009 Selected for Barons of Barossa Winemaker of the Year

 

Joanne Irvine 0411 721 634

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Sam Scott has been involved in all aspects of the wine industry from retail and wholesale, to winemaking and vineyard management. He is currently developing his own wine brand from the Adelaide Hills. He was educated at Lincoln University in Christchurch and graduated in 2002 with a Post Graduate Diploma of Viticulture and Oenology. His extensive training and experience, in both wineries and vineyards, includes the Barossa Valley, California, McLaren Vale, Orange (NSW) and the Adelaide Hills.

 

Sam has most recently been involved in winemaking and vineyard management in the Adelaide Hills, including the design and construction of a new winery.

 

Sam Scott specialises in:

•   winemaking – table and sparkling

•   wine styling, blending and assessment

•   winery operation, design and development

 

Sam Scott 0439 553 228

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