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A historic winery in the beautiful McLaren Vale, Wirra Wirra is nestled amongst the gum trees in a picturesque setting. The ironstone buildings hold a winemaking history of over 100 years. No systemic chemicals or pesticides are used on the certified organic and biodynamic vineyards of Wirra Wirra and there is a strong ethos in relation to environmental sustainability.
Unique and memorable experiences lie within the boundary of redgum "Woodhenge" including behind the scenes tours, a welcoming cellar door, a providore style cafe and outdoor areas suitable for picnicking and play.
The Mediterranean style climate of McLaren Vale lends itself to the cultivation of red grape varietals perfect for the luscious and complex reds that Wirra Wirra is known for. White wines are also produced here with the grapes sourced from the cooler climate of the Adelaide Hills.
If you have the time, it is well worth booking in for one of the tours, where you are given an insight into the winemaking process as well as being told tall tales relating to the eccentric cricket loving people behind the company.
Even non wine drinkers would find a visit to Wirra Wirra interesting, especially if they are interested in local history and/or the environment. Harry's Deli is open for breakfast and lunch and takeaway is available. Most of the cellar door has disabled access, free Wi-Fi is at hand and functions such as weddings and business events can be catered for in different spaces.
Big plans for the future include resort style accomodation on adjacent land. The Wirra Wirra tribe is a passionate fun loving bunch who work to the mantra of founder Greg Trott to "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."