Wirra Wirra Winery, McLaren Vale

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Wirra Wirra is an aboriginal name meaning "amongst the gum trees". The McLaren Vale winery was established by Robert Strangways Wigley, a former state cricketer and well known eccentric. Following his death in 1924 the vineyards were sold by his family and the cellars fell into disuse. It remained that way until 1969 when the site was bought by cousins Greg and Roger Trott whom transformed it into the iconic McLaren Vale winery that it is today. "Trott" did this all in his own inimitable style - always passionate, always iconoclastic, always fun and always unique.

Trott passed away in 2005, but his philosophies are well integrated into the culture at Wirra Wirra. These are built around the celebration of life: good friends, fine food, lively conversation, wonderful music, and of course ...great wine.
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  • Stopped in for lunch and a tasting and we are glad we did! Whilst looking at the menu we had their drink called "Gin-scarto" it was gin and muscato and mint and blood orange! Lovely and refreshing. We...  more »
  • We had a really great tour. Monica was absolutely excellent and pitched the information at just the right level. She managed to engage our 18,17 and 12 year old. This was the best and clearest explana...  more »
  • My husband and i enjoyed a very relaxing light brunch at Harrys place, whilst the menu is quite limited our paninis were delicious.The atmosphere by the open wood fine was great, the staff here and at...  more »
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  • There are so many ripping good wineries in the Vale & Wirra Wirra is right up with the best of them. What a glorious place to share a bottle of church block with some friends over a platter of regional produce on a lazy sunday arvo. This place is just so lovely. Excellent food and service from the recently opened cafe, world class wines and the building and surrounds are just wow wow wow. They even a catapult. Do yourself a favour and just go.
  • Travelling around McLaren Vale I was advised by some friends to make this one of my stops, and I am very happy that I did. The lady that guided me through the wine section was delightful and charming. With great knowledge of the vineyard, the wines and story behind the label, which just added to the charm of the whole experience. Great modern open cellar door with lots of wood to give charm and character of the winery, I will return. Be sure to inquire at the cellar door about the 'red boat' on the wine label. Thank you.
  • Nice wines and very friendly staff. Liked the kangaroos and emu in the sanctuary as well.
  • While busy, staff still took time and made sure everyone was catered to and guided us through the tasting list. Lovely wines, something to suit most tastes.
  • My wife and I met a delightful young man Luke with his partner Holly; Luke proudly told us he works in the tasting room at Wirra Wirra. Like us they were in the Clare valley, perhaps Luke was spying out the opposition. At lunch they must have somehow overheard that my wife and I were celebrating our 45 years of marriage and as a wonderful gesture they bought us a bottle of Skillogalee Rose. This is a public thank you for their thoughtfulness. We trust Luke has a long future with Wirra Wirra and that the Luke/Holly relationship blossoms to a long future.

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