Our Cellars

Introduction

The ironstone buildings at the heart of Wirra Wirra are a world class tourism facility that show off what we and our beautiful region have to offer. So if you’re interested in learning more about wine, our history and McLaren Vale in general, we now offer a wealth of attractions for all types of visitors:

  • Historic Cellar Door including a range of exclusive wines available for Wirra Wirra visitors only
  • Harry’s Deli – a relaxed provedore style café boasting a menu full of South Australian regional produce
  • Behind the scenes tours of our winery and historic ironstone cellars, ideal for couples or small groups touring the region
  • RS Wigley Room, a state of the art meeting area in our original ironstone cellars

Cellar Door

Our cellar door experience has much to offer for the seasoned wine connoisseur or complete novice, with all our wines available for tasting, plus a selection of limited releases that can only be found within the Wirra Wirra cellars. A quiet word in the ear of our Cellar Door staff is always worthwhile in case we have some of our more limited museum stock available. As committed social media enthusiasts, we have free WIFI to help you check in with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

For further information on other McLaren Vale winery cellar doors, dining and accommodation see McLaren Vale Visitor’s Centre.

Cellar Door Opening Hours:
Monday – Saturday:
10am – 5pm
Sunday & Public Holidays:
11am – 5pm
Good Friday & Christmas Day:
Closed

Tasting fees apply, fees are redeemable on purchase.

Please note: groups of 6 or more require a booking for a tasting at Cellar Door. To book, call us on (08) 8323 8414 or email bookings@wirra.com.au.

Harry’s Deli


Named in honour of Harry, the carpenter in residence here at Wirra Wirra for so many years. Harry was a much loved McLaren Vale local, originally from Lithuania. After missing his ship to Canada where he and a few mates were set to join the Royal Canadian Mounties (after overdoing their farewell drinks the previous evening) Harry boarded the next ship departing the dock — which was bound for Australia. The intricate wood working and building features found at Wirra Wirra are a credit and lasting memory to Harry – as is the deli that bears his name.

 

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Opening Hours


Monday – Saturday:

10am – 4pm

 

Sunday & Public Holidays:
11am – 4pm

 

Good Friday & Christmas Day:
Closed

Gardens & BBQ

The Wirra Wirra experience is not confined to the cellar door. Our picturesque grounds offer lush lawns, a viewing platform over the vineyards and a covered barbecue area which you are welcome to enjoy (bookings essential). Whether it’s lazing with a regional platter at Harry’s Deli, or cooking up a storm on the barbecue hotplates, we encourage you to linger a little and unwind in the beautiful surrounds.

We’ll provide our BBQ area free of charge for a couple of hours whilst you cook up a feast for lunch.

Want to reserve the BBQ area privately for the day? No problem!  The cost is $300. Maximum capacity is 20 guests. Please contact bookings@wirra.com.au for your booking and other information or phone 08 8323 8414.

Tours

At Wirra Wirra we host a range of behind the scenes tours that allow visitors an opportunity to immerse themselves in our old cellars with a specialist from our Cellar Door team. You’ll get exclusive access to our historic ironstone winery, Trott’s Cellar and the opportunity to ring our 3/4 tonne Angelus Bell. Starting at just $20, these tours are an opportunity to get the most out of your visit to McLaren Vale.

RS Wigley Room

Fancy adding a bit of flair into your next management meeting? Look no further than Wirra Wirra’s latest facility – an intimate boardroom, with full AV facilities, which sits within our historic ironstone cellars. If you’re in the mood to combine work and pleasure, or create a great environment for a little bit of team building, this is the perfect spot to book your next meeting. We’ll provide for all your meeting needs, including catering and a range of options such as private tutored wine tasting, wine blending exercises – even hurling watermelons from our medieval trebuchet!

The OLD CELLARS ESCAPE package includes:

  • Exclusive use of the historic RS Wigley Room with full AV and presentation facilities, plus complimentary tea and coffee
  • Lunch of seasonal platters from Harry’s Deli at Wirra Wirra
  • A winery tour and private masterclass to wind down at the end of the day
  • 20% off all wine purchases made on the day

Full day, from $90/PP
*Max. 20 people.

For booking enquiries, contact:
James Braybrook
Cellar Door, Tourism, Events Coordinator
bookings@wirra.com.au
08 8323 8414