Accommodation near Wirra Wirra Wines
Experience the Wirra Wirra Wines Cellar Door & Harry's Deli during your stay at McLaren Vale's best accommodation (as rated by travellers on Tripadvisor ) at Karawatha Cottages
The cellar door of Wirra Wirra Wines, the home of the famous Church Block, continues to be awarded by the likes of Australian Gourmet Traveller and others as the best large large cellar door in McLaren Vale.
And we think rightly so - it's been beautifully re-furbished, maintaining the character of the old ironstone building (the winery was rebuilt in 1969, from only two partially standing walls left from the original building) and now also features a providore style café with Harry's Deli.
See below what we love about Wirra Wirra Wines or check out our cottages for luxurious, yet affordable accommodation close to their cellar door.
Wirra Wirra Wines
& Harry's Deli
Who says that to produce seriously good wines, you can't have fun?
Well the tribe (as they call themselves) at Wirra Wirra certainly are proof that this is possibly. A giant fence made of massive redgum trunks called 'Woodhenge', a giant "medieval" catapult for water melons or a man in bowler hat and suit, in a red rowboat in the vineyards ... need we say more?
But the main reason to call into the cellar door is without doubt the wines. The Church Block (Cab Sav/Shiraz/Merlot) maybe the most widely known wine from Wirra Wirra, but you shouldn't leave without tasting the Catapult or Woodhenge Shiraz (both rated 93 pts), or our favourite the The Absconder McLaren Vale Grenache (96 pts), to name just a few.
With all tastings now being seated , you can choose from a range of curated tasting experiences (or create your own) - or better even, take one of the tours on offer - whether it is the Trott's Tales tour or one in-depth experiences with matching food and tour of the winery.
The regional tasting plates for the master classes are from Harry's Deli, the café integrated into the cellar door; a great spot for a casual lunches with regional platters, salads, paninis or a bowl of soup on those cold days. All available with wines from the range ... or a seriously good cup of coffee.
And for accommodation in McLaren Vale, close to Wirra Wirra Wines - the cellar door is along one of 'our' bike trails), choose one of our three cottages .
At Karawatha Cottages you can choose from three luxurious cottages - each individually furnished and fully equipped - ideal for a short-break or weekend getaway in McLaren Vale - or a longer stay to explore all the food & wine, our beaches and the Fleurieu Peninsula
Already decided on your favourite cottage?
There is no better place to book your McLaren Vale accommodation than direct with us - better rates, later check-out, a complimentary set of wine pourer and the opportunity to organise extras (from cheese platters and bubbles to bespoke experiences) already today.