Lévrier translates to “greyhound” in French, so it’s no surprise that the Barossa winery of the same name has launched dog-friendly wine tasting experiences.
Lévrier Wines now offers wine tastings alongside a puppy utopia. Human guests can drink Barossa wine while their canine counterparts enjoy a day of fun in an enclosed dog park. Inspired by Lévrier’s resident greyhounds Georgie and Daphne, the experience includes a plethora of dog toys, hay bales, and a sandpit.
Peter Carr, who owns the winery alongside partner Jo Irvine, says the experience came of their own needs as dog parents.
“We’ve always had adopted greyhound dogs, and we just thought ‘what would we like at a winery if we were taking our dogs?’ and decided to provide the dog playground,” Carr says.
Irvine founded the winery in 2017 alongside Carr, and their two dogs from the Greyhound Adoption Programme. They started offering wine tastings from their cellar door in early 2021. Irvine had previously opened Wine Wise as well, a small batch processing facility.
Irvine’s love of dogs and wine intertwines not only for the new wine tasting experiences, but also in the winery’s overall branding. In addition to the dog-inspired name, Lévrier also carries out the greyhound theme in their wine labels, which feature artistically rendered pets enjoying various scenes of the winery.
Guests of the tasting experiences will enjoy wine flights and although the dogs can’t join in on the alcohol, they will be able to slurp up lots of water and purchased dog treats while they play.
All tastings are by appointment.
Find 928 Lévrier Wines at Research Road, Nuriootpa.