Wirra Wirra

Making great wine is a serious thing, but it should always be fun.

About the winery
How a McLaren Vale winery came to own a medieval siege machine is just one of the stories to be uncovered with a visit to Wirra Wirra. There are tales in every corner of the 125-year-old winery, but rest assured, there are no lectures on family lineage nor a timeline in sight. Wirra Wirra Vineyards is set among gum trees in the heart of McLaren Vale. The ironstone walls house the historic winery, a stunning cellar door and Harry’s Deli, a café featuring local artisan producers. Book one of Wirra Wirra’s experiences to go into the working cellar and taste wines from the Wirra Wirra vault. The tours and private tastings provide a unique insight into winemaking in McLaren Vale and are suitable for connoisseurs and novices alike.

Learn more about Wirra Wirra and their facilities at:

http://www.wirrawirra.com/

Location

Opening Hours
Monday: 10:00 - 17:00Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00Friday: 10:00 - 17:00Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00
Cellar door / shop
Yes - see more
Accommodation
No
Tastings
Yes - see more
Tours
Yes - see more
Restaurant
Yes - see more
Events / Weddings
No
Languages
Chinese, English
Children friendly
No
Region
Country
Australia
Organic
No
Wines produced
Church Block Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot, Mrs Wigley Grenache Rosé, Woodhenge Shiraz, Catapult Shiraz, RSW Shiraz, The Angelus Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Moscato, RieslingCabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Shiraz, Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional
History & Geography
In 1894 the lovable eccentric, Robert Strangways Wigley, purchased land in McLaren Vale and established Wirra Wirra. The winery thrived until Wigley’s death in 1926 caused its closure. In 1969 another visionary saw two crumbling walls and had a dream to resurrect Wirra Wirra. Greg Trott spent the next three years counting pennies, hauling rocks and re-building. Greg continued to build and dream until his passing in 2005, yet his legacy lives on. Wirra Wirra is an icon of McLaren Vale famous for the Church Block Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot. The Flagship Range of RSW Shiraz, Angelus Cabernet Sauvignon and Absconder Grenache are acknowledged as regional benchmarks.
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