Wirra Wirra was originally established in 1894 by South Australian eccentric cricketer, Robert Strangways Wigley. The winery prospered and produced many wines including a much acclaimed Shiraz until his death in 1925. Eventually, the winery ran into disrepair and was eventually abandoned. In 1969, under the watchful eye of the late Greg Trott and his first cousin Roger, the winery was rebuilt from the remnants of the original two walls and some slate fermenting tanks. In 2012, Wirra Wirra celebrated 40 years of Church Block – an Australian favourite!
“Never give misery an even break, nor bad wine a second sip. You must be serious about quality, dedicated to your task in life, especially winemaking, but this should all be fun.” -Greg Trott
Wirra Wirra R.S.W. Shiraz has been included at the Excellent level of the Langton’s Classification. Langton’s Classification is a ‘form guide’ of Australia’s best performing and most prized wines, and is arguably the most famous and widely respected wine classification outside Europe.
James Halliday 5 Red Star Winery
Mrs Wigley Moscato
Scrubby Rise Sauvignon Blend (Adelaide)
The Lost Watch Adelaide Hills Riesling
The 12th Man Adelaide Hills Chardonnay
Scrubby Rise Shiraz Blend (Adelaide)
Original Blend (Grenache/ Shiraz)
Church Block (Cabernet/ Shiraz/ Merlot)
Woodhenge McLaren Vale Shiraz
Dead Ringer (Cabernet Sauvignon)
Chook Block Shiraz
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Winemakers, Paul Smith and Paul Carpenter
The late Gregg Trott wanted a catapult to bomb neighbouring wineries with bottles of fine wine, hoping that they would return the favour and make it a showpiece for McLaren Vale.
The late Greg Trott, a cricket enthusiast, portrayed as the 12th Man for the Australian cricket team
The Ironstone Cellars was hand-built with salvaged timbers from a nearby Methodist Church and newly quarried ironstone. It now has a beautiful ironstone barrel store and cellar door.
Church Block, super-sized and made of cork