Wine Advocate 94 points - Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 RSW Shiraz entices with a seductive creme de cassis, exotic spice and blackberry compote nose dotted with hints of vanilla and incense. Medium to full-bodied, it is a surprisingly elegant and very structured style that is both concentrated and refreshing before finishing long. Drink it now to 2024+. (Feb 2014)
We named this wine after Robert Strangways Wigley, a noted South Australian eccentric and State cricketer who established Wirra Wirra back in 1894.
Each vintage we take pride in producing a flagship Shiraz that befits McLaren Vale’s reputation as a first class producer of this varietal and home to some of the oldest shiraz vines in the world.
|Where no idea is deemed too big, outlandish or improbable; where eccentricity has been the rule rather than the exception and having fun is a serious business.
If your winery is home to a 3/4 tonne bell that you ring either on occasion or randomly; a boundary fence known as ”Woodhenge” made from massive threaded redgum posts; a giant outdoor ”bush” sculpture of a cricket bat, ball and stumps...
If you celebrate your late ”second founder’s” annual birthday by hurling watermelons into a vineyard from a giant medieval siege machine (trebuchet) and you acknowledge Australia’s most famous equestrian race by running around the grounds with your colleagues astride a broomstick topped with a cut-out horse head...
If you are serious about the wine you make, the wines you drink and the biodynamic vines you grow - but believe that everything else should be fun...
then welcome to the Wirra Wirra tribe.