The journey of Wirra Wirra from its prosperous beginnings in the late 1800s, period of total neglect, to its strong global positioning today is that of a storyteller’s dream.
Loveable eccentric and former state cricketer, Robert Strangways Wigley, purchased a mere (at the time) 240 acres of land in McLaren Vale back in 1894, quickly establishing Wirra Wirra as a winery of exceptional quality amongst its already flourishing peers. His passing in 1926 ultimately lead to Wirra Wirra’s closure, and the winery’s beautiful ironstone cellars were left to ruin.
Enter Richard Trott, 1969, and his lofty dream to restore the crumbling walls and dilapidated vineyards to their former glory. And that he did! Today, Wirra Wirra is part of Australia’s most sustainable wine region, McLaren Vale. With organic and biodynamic certified estate vineyards and an unwavering commitment to protecting and developing their environment from vineyard through to winery production, Wirra Wirra cut no corners when producing quality wines in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
The Wirra Wirra portfolio is one of style, substance and diversity. Each wine captures the unique marriage between grape variety and regional expression. The plush, fruit driven reds and pure of character whites epitomise the very best of Australian wine production and have rightly cemented themselves as an Australian favourite around the globe.