Australia is coming to TasteVin!

We are very excited to introduce you to a  new winery and a flight of Big Aussie wines.

Meet Wirra Wirra Winery Australia "We’re serious about the wine we make, the wines we drink and the biodynamic vines we grow but we believe that everything else should be fun…"

Joining us is our special guest Sam Temme and David Townsend of Negociants .

Sam ‘the food and wine guy’ Temme is Wirra Wirra’s General Sales Manager, with an impressive wine career that spans well over 20 years. Sam is known for his engaging communication and will fill us with all kinds of stories about the Wirra Wirra and winemaking in Australia.

Flight of 4 Wines: $16.00 and includes these wines.

2015 Wirra Wirra, Scrubby Wise White (Sauv Blanc, Semillon, Viognier), Adelaide, Australia

Thurs ONLY Bottle To-Go $16.99

2014 Wirra Wirra, Catapult Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia

Thurs ONLY Bottle To-Go $21.99

2013 Wirra Wirra, Church Block Red (Cab Sauv, Shiraz, Merlot), McLaren Vale, Australia

Thurs ONLY Bottle To-Go $21.99

2013 Wirra Wirra, RSW Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia

Thurs ONLY Bottle To-Go $65.99

A Bitty about Wirra Wirra. Recommended visit their site. You will enjoy learning about its history and its founders.

Every day the Wirra Wirra tribe pass by a large slate installation as they enter the winery. On it is inscribed Greg Trott’s philosophy on life, which is the mantra that we aspire to as we go about our daily tasks.

“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.”

Perched atop our winery in a modest belltower sits a 3/4 tonne bell that we ring either on occasion or randomly; securing our grounds is a boundary fence known as ‘Woodhenge’ made from massive threaded redgum trunks; and a man in a bowler hat and suit ‘lives’ in a red row boat in our vineyards.

We like to hurl watermelons from a giant medieval siege machine erected on our lawns and we acknowledge Australia’s most famous equestrian race by running around the grounds with our colleagues astride broomsticks topped with cut-out horse heads.

We celebrate our successes with gusto (and champagne on hand) and if we have no success to celebrate we can always find another reason.

Beginnings

Wirra Wirra Vineyards was originally established in 1894 by known South Australian eccentric and cricketer Robert Strangways Wigley. The winery prospered in its early days, producing many wines including a much acclaimed Shiraz, which was exported to England and the Empire until his death in 1926. The winery ran into disrepair and was eventually abandoned. In 1969 under the watchful eye of the late Greg Trott and his cousin Roger, the winery was rebuilt from the remnants of two walls and some slate fermenting tanks. As with all subsequent Trott endeavours, it was the sheer magnitude and unlikeliness of the project that made it so attractive.