Wine Spectator 90 points - Firm and appealing, with generous cherry and pear flavors, finishing with a hint of grapefruit as the finish lingers. Has freshness and depth. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot. Best from 2016 through 2020. 500 cases imported.
(Jun 15 2015)
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, consistently offering a smooth, soft red wine that balances the complexity sought by aficionados, with the approachability desired by those seeking pure drinking pleasure.
|Where no idea is deemed too big, outlandish or improbable; where eccentricity has been the rule rather than the exception and having fun is a serious business.
If your winery is home to a 3/4 tonne bell that you ring either on occasion or randomly; a boundary fence known as ”Woodhenge” made from massive threaded redgum posts; a giant outdoor ”bush” sculpture of a cricket bat, ball and stumps...
If you celebrate your late ”second founder’s” annual birthday by hurling watermelons into a vineyard from a giant medieval siege machine (trebuchet) and you acknowledge Australia’s most famous equestrian race by running around the grounds with your colleagues astride a broomstick topped with a cut-out horse head...
If you are serious about the wine you make, the wines you drink and the biodynamic vines you grow - but believe that everything else should be fun...
then welcome to the Wirra Wirra tribe.