Dedicated to Your Task In Life

Every day the Wirra Wirra tribe pass by a large slate installation as they enter the winery. On it is inscribed a mantra created by Wirra Wirra's founder, the late Greg Trott:

"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."

About us

Perched atop our winery in a modest belltower sits a 3/4 tonne bell that we ring either on occasion or randomly; we like to hurl watermelons from a giant medieval siege machine erected on our lawns and securing our grounds is a boundary fence known as ‘Woodhenge’ made from massive threaded redgum trunks.

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From the century old cellars of Wirra Wirra in the heart of McLaren Vale, Chief Winemaker Emma Wood aims to make generous, elegant and fresh red wines from McLaren Vale and expressive and pure white wines from the cool climate Adelaide Hills.

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McLaren Vale is our home and where the majority of fruit is sourced for crafting Wirra Wirra’s famous red wines, but we also source premium white grapes from a select group of vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, a cooler climate grape growing region, to make an award winning sauvignon blanc, riesling and chardonnay.

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In 2022 Wirra Wirra started on a reconciliation journey working with Reconciliation Australia to create a Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan. To read the plan please click on the 'Read More' button.

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Coming from our base in McLaren Vale – arguably Australia’s most sustainable wine region – it stands to reason that we would take our environmental responsibilities seriously. But it goes further than that. Greg Trott was outspoken on the issues of water management, land conservation and chemical use back in the days when the term “environmental” was associated with tree hugging and tie-dye.  

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Our Accolades

Learn more about our award winning McLaren Vale reds and Adelaide Hills whites.

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