Wirra Wirra `Church Block` Cabernet Blends 2014 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale.

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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.

SA - McLaren Vale
South Australia

Expert Reviews

“A much-loved South Aussie red, this is notably cabernet dominant (51 per cent) followed by 31 per cent shiraz and 12 per cent merlot, a modern expression of “claret” that hangs on to a leafy, herbal note to start, then shows dark fruits with a chewy black olive savoury line for good table compatibility. Great value and worth stashing a few away for a few years.” Rating 92 - Tony Love, The Advertiser Top 100 Wines (JUL/2016)

“They’ve been making reds under the Church Block name for 40 or so years, but this cabernet-dominant version has started to steal the show in recent years. When people ask me for a ‘good red under $20’ my first question is usually, ‘Do you want to have a go hunting or do you want something that’s widely available?’ If it’s the latter, this 2014 vies for top of the list. It’s uncomplicated, but an exceptionally good drink, full of berries of choc-chip flavour.” Halliday Magazine (JUL/2016)

This sits in an excellent place. In terms of widely-available reds, this takes some beating on the value front. It tastes of blackcurrant and choc-chip with dusty notes to the finish. Mid-palate is juicy and jubey, in a seriously drinkable way, but the finish is neat and refined. Rating 91 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Drink by 2023 (APR/2016)

Winery Tasting Notes


Deep plum with vivid red hues.


Fragrant cassis and dark plum with a cabernet leafy note. The dark fruits are complexed with chocolate, tobacco and cedar notes.


Rich red and black fruits fill the mouth. Raspberry, red currant and plum fruits are balanced with fine sandy tannins and cedar oak. This medium to full bodied wine has a lovely balance and style in true Church Block character.

Food Pairing

Beef, mushroom and red wine pie.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal 2016 Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada Wine Competition

Silver Medal 2016 Sydney Royal Wine Show

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

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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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