Perched atop our winery in a modest belltower sits a 3/4 tonne bell that we ring either on occasion or randomly; securing our grounds is a boundary fence known as ‘Woodhenge’ made from massive threaded redgum trunks; and a man in a bowler hat and suit ‘lives’ in a red row boat in our vineyards.
We like to hurl watermelons from a giant medieval siege machine erected on our lawns and we acknowledge Australia’s most famous equestrian race by running around the grounds with our colleagues astride broomsticks topped with cut-out horse heads.
We celebrate our successes with gusto (and champagne on hand) and if we have no success to celebrate we can always find another reason.
We’re serious about the wine we make, the wines we drink and the biodynamic vines we grow but we believe that everything else should be fun…
We are the Wirra Wirra Tribe.
Every day the Wirra Wirra tribe pass by a large slate installation as they enter the winery. On it is inscribed Greg Trott’s philosophy on life, which is the mantra that we aspire to as we go about our daily tasks. “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.”