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Wirra Wirra Vineyards is situated 3.7km from the township of McLaren Vale in the state of South Australia. Originally settled in 1838, McLaren Vale has become one of Australia’s most highly regarded and accessible wine regions. Its Mediterranean-like climate provides the region with a unique ability to produce consistent, richly complex and long lived wines from classic grape varieties, in particular, Shiraz.
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 until his death in 1925. The winery ran into disrepair and was eventually abandoned. In 1969, under the watchful eye of the late Greg Trott and his first-cousin Roger, the winery was rebuilt from the remnants of two walls and some slate fermenting tanks.
Wirra Wirra” is an aboriginal name meaning “amongst the gum trees”. The vineyards is situated in the McLaren Vale of South Australia.
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