Wirra Wirra `Church Block` Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2011 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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Church Block was the first wine the late Greg Trott produced under the Wirra Wirra label back in 1972. He took the name from one of the original vineyards, which runs next to the small Bethany Church (est. 1854) across the road from Wirra Wirra's century old ironstone cellars.

Over four decades, the Church Block label has become an Australian favourite, consistently offering a smooth, soft red wine that balances the complexity sought by aficionados, with the approachability desired by those seeking pure drinking pleasure.

SA - McLaren Vale
South Australia

Expert Reviews

“The 40th vintage of this wine, and probably one of the most difficult. Full, bright purple/red colour, and a pungent peppery, lightly spiced aroma with definite touches of tomato bush from the cabernet. There's a whiff of greenness about this from the first sniff, but it is a good result from a tricky vintage.” HuonHooke.com Huon Hooke, OCT 12

Winery Tasting Notes


Cabernet Sauvignon (47%), Shiraz (44%), Merlot (9%).


Deep plum with vivid red hues.


Fragrant aromatics displaying cassis, plum and raspberry fruits with subtle leaf, dried herb and clove spice complexities.


The palate displays succulent black and blue fruits including blackberry, plum and mulberry. The rich juicy fruits are supported by fine sandy tannins and cedary oak delivering a wine with great depth and balance.


Upon release and up to 8 years from vintage.

Food Matching

Rosemary and garlic rack of lamb with kipfler potatoes fried in duck fat.

SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Wirra Wirra is situated 37 km south of Adelaide in South Australia's famous McLaren Vale wine region. It is an historic site, which was originally built in 1894 and which by 1903 was producing a substantial quantity of wine that was primarily exported to the rest of the British Empire.

Wirra Wirra is an aboriginal name meaning "amongst the gumtrees". It 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 from Vern Sparrow, son of Wigley's foreman Jack Sparrow, by cousins Greg and Roger Trott.

Assisted by Roger and armed with a few old photos and sketches, Greg re-built the derelict Wirra Wirra winery from two remaining walls and some slate fermenting tanks, transforming it into the handsome winery it is today. Trott did this all in his own inimitable style - always passionate, always iconoclastic, always fun and always unique. Trott lived by a simple philosophy; "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."

After a long illness, Trott passed away in 2005, but his spirit and sense of purpose is alive and well at Wirra Wirra. The winery has built a reputation for its classic McLaren Vale reds and elegant Adelaide Hills whites and has been described by James Halliday as “the best small to medium producer in McLaren vale and up there among the nation’s finest.”

Visitors to the historic ironstone cellars at Wirra Wirra will get a touch of Greg Trott's philosophy which is built around the celebration of life: great food, stimulating conversation, marvellous music, and of course a fine bottle of wine. From the massive post and rail fence, known as “Woodhenge” to the giant Angelus bell that sits atop the winery, Wirra Wirra has discoveries that have helped make it a must-visit destination in the McLaren Vale wine region.

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