The late Greg Trott saw many of his unusual dreams realised at Wirra Wirra. Yet one vision eluded him – to build a medieval siege machine, or trebuchet. Why? To use as a catapult to bomb neighbouring wineries with bottles of wine, of course. Trott believed that if other wineries followed suit, he would have created a major tourism drawcard for his beloved McLaren Vale.
We fulfilled Trott’s ambition when we had our very own trebuchet built in 2010. While we don’t bomb our neighbours with wine bottles, we do hurl watermelons into a neighbouring paddock. Just because we can. Oh, and this is where the Catapult Shiraz gets its name.