In the world of wine, the Adelaide region is known for producing some of Australia’s best vintages. Such is the case at Wirra Wirra Winery, where talented winemakers have mastered the craft since 1894, enticing visitors from around the globe to sip on the fruits of their labor. One of South Australia's most iconic wineries, Wirra Wirra is known for its quirky, eccentric environment and affable, fun-loving staff, as well as for its fine Shiraz wines and array of reds and whites.
Take a part in Wirra Wirra Winery's master class to learn the technique behind the award-winning wines of the world-renowned McClaren Vale region, and to explore the vineyard, tour the winery, and sample some of Wirra Wirra's best. To get in the celebratory spirit without imbibing, visitors can ring the winery's nearly one-ton church bell, the Angelus Bell, which is used during special occasions and also completely at random.
Wirra Wirra Winery is located 45 minutes south of Adelaide and five minutes south of downtown McLaren Vale. It is accessible by car, but many visitors choose to arrive by organized tour, since wine tasting is involved. Admission to the cellar is free, while tours range from $15–200.
Some tours at Wirra Wirra Winery take place every day, whereas other tours are only available by special, advance appointments. There’s a restaurant on site with exceptional food, as well as free Wi-Fi and complimentary iPads that guests can use for reviews.
Did You Know? Wirra Wirra Vineyards is officially certified as biodynamic and organic.