Wirra Wirra Vineyards
For the enjoyment of the finer things in life good friends, fine food, lively conversation, wonderful music and of course... great wine.
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 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.