Welcome to Wine Wise.
At Wine Wise we believe in providing the best possible value in winemaking services for you.
We focus completely on your wine because we know how important it is to you.
Your brand is treated with integrity and the attention to detail that it deserves.
We understand that it is your dream to have your own facility in order to make wines in your own style however in reality, the huge capital expense is a major drawback.
By allowing us to provide excellent small batch winemaking facilities for you, we reduce your overheads and thus reduce your operating costs.
Our experience and dedication to your wine is the key to your success.

Perfection is a lot of little things, done well

Marco Pierre White


  • Initial Free Consultation
  • Vineyard Inspections and Viticultural Advice
  • Grape Processing
  • Personalised Premium Winemaking
  • Wine Management
  • Wine Storage
  • Oak Selection
  • Bottling Management
  • Product and Style Assessment and Reviews
  • Packaging Advice
  • Brand Management
  • Marketing and Sales Solutions

Our Story

Joanne Irvine is our multi-award winning wine maker of international acclaim and proud owner of Wine Wise Consulting, located in the heart of Australia’s most famous wine region, Barossa Valley, South Australia.

Since 2001, Joanne’s consultancy has served over one hundred winery clients on wide ranging subjects including winemaking, varietal styling, vineyard varietal selection, product appraisal, blending, marketing potential, product profit appraisal, and so on.

The company was specifically created in order to provide a premium quality service for you, based on integrity, honesty, a wealth of industry experience and our personal commitment to your success.

We have a five hundred tonne capacity contract wine processing facility near the township of Nuriootpa where Joanne Irvine and Assistant Winemaker Ashley Riebke have been working together to produce many accolades for small wine producers from many regions in Australia.

At Wine Wise Consulting it is our belief 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 for you, and by providing specialized small batch winemaking facilities, we are able to reduce your operating costs.

Our success at Wine Wise Consulting has been proven with the outstanding results achieved for a broad spectrum of our clients.

At Wine Wise Consulting we work with our locally based Barossa Valley clients and also with clients from Clare Valley, Limestone Coast, Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo Island and New South Wales, just to name a few.

Whether you are involved with a large company seeking full winery operational facilities or working as a single operator needing fine winemaking services, or any of the many varied aspects in between, Joanne and our team at Wine Wise have your needs covered.

At Wine Wise Consulting we are committed to ensuring your success, and with this in mind we can provide dedicated brand management in order to create marketing and sales solutions for your brand.

Wine Wise Consulting continues to be successful in creating both nationally and internationally recognized wines for our clients and you are welcome to find out how we can achieve this for you.

Why You Need Our Unique Services

“Its every winemaker’s dream to have their own winery to make wines in their own style, and by providing our facilities, we can make that dream possible, without the huge capital outlay.

We are passionate about the quality of the wines that we produce for our customers at Wine Wise. We are able to work with you to create your own style, while reducing your operating costs at the same time”

Joanne Irvine – Winemaker

“We have our five hundred tonne capacity winery right in the heart of the Barossa Valley where we can make your wine from as little as one tonne of fruit.”

Ashley Riebke – Assistant Winemaker

“We can manage your brand for a fraction of the cost, raising your profile, while identifying marketing solutions and finding sales opportunities for you.”

Glenn Malycha – Brand Manager


We are able to co-ordinate many aspects of your winemaking requirements, from advice in the vineyard regarding optimum picking times, through to grape cartage, intake to our winery, weighing, crushing, fermentation, blending, varietal styling, oak selection and tank storage.

In order to assist you in achieving the wine style that is right for you, we assess each wine batch individually, monitor maturation processes, offer classification assessment, provide filtering services and we also create bench trials of your wine for your assessment.

We ensure that your wines are fully analysed and export compliant, prior to your bottling schedule.

We can point you in the right direction so you can liaise with our chosen network of industry specific professionals including graphic artists, label printers, glass manufacturers, bottle photographers, carton manufacturers, bottling facilities, local freight companies and freight forwarders.

At Wine Wise we can also assist you with Viticultural Advice, Winery Design and Management, Product and Profit appraisals.

Inducted into the Barons of the Barossa Wine Fraternity for dedication to our Barossa Wine Industry.

Making Wine since 1988, Joanne Irvine continues to create internationally award winning wine styles for many producers, across various regions.


In order to achieve a visible brand profile for you in the extremely competitive wine industry, we are able to offer direction in suitable packaging and strong label design for you.

We can also provide you with a tailored marketing plan for your brand, offering the direct services of our dedicated, internationally experienced brand manager who can implement strategies that are specific to your needs.

At a small fraction of the cost of hiring a full time marketing manager, we are able to identify solutions that are directly suited to your brand, such as providing usable market research assessment, targeting media, highlighting events, identifying sales avenues, actively seeking distribution channels and export opportunities for you.


Joanne IrvineWinery Owner, Winemaker

“We are passionate about the wines that we produce for our customers. We work with you to create your own style, while reducing your operating costs at the same time.”


“I have been working with Jo Irvine Since 2002 and not only is Jo a professional and talented winemaker but also a great person to deal with.

Jo is very practical and a straight talker which is a great asset in the wine industry. The proof is always in the wine and with Jo’s expertise, Tidswell Wines won the 2013 Decanter Regional Trophy for the best Australian Cabernet Sauvignon along with a host of other medals and awards over the years.

Jo would be a valuable asset to any wine business and I can highly recommend the team at Wine Wise”

Ben Tidswell Proprietor of Tidswell Wines Limestone Coast, South Australia

“Professionalism and pride bubbled with passion for her winemaking is the best way to describe Jo Irvine. Jo have been making Kies Family Wines since the Millennium. The addition of Wine Wise was such a bonus to us, knowing that our wine is under one roof and being nurtured by a great team of people. Along with the infinitive friendships made and hassle-free production, this all makes the whole process easy and enjoyable”

Tina Kies proprietor of Kies Family Wines Barossa Valley

“Riley’s of Eden Valley first used the services of Jo Irvine as a consultant in 2008 when we were initially developing our winemaking activities in our own winery. With Jo’s undoubted skills and advice, our wine quality improved and our sales rapidly increased. We had always intended that we would produce our wines ourselves under Jo’s guidance but our production capacity has now been surpassed by demand. Hence in 2016 we will be requesting Jo to make some of our wines for us in her winery. This is truly a credit to the way Jo has supported us and the confidence we have in Jo”

Terry Riley proprietor of Riley’s of Eden Valley

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