It is known that ‘great wine is made in the vineyard’ and we set out to select an exact location that delivered every advantage of a cool climate, undulating topography and ancient soils. So we found our hidden gem, located down a county lane in the dress circle Warramate foothills of the Yarra Valley. It is from here we set out to make wine with the charm of Northern Italy but the provenance of the majestic Yarra Valley.
Discover Soumah Wines
The Yarra Valley cool climate focus allows SOUMAH to specialise in wine styles and varieties typical to northern Italy as well as south eastern France. Our Hexham vineyard on the Warramate Foothills is the mainstay of production, although we do look for small parcels of premium fruit from other vineyards to bring additional Single Vineyard wines to the market. Our most awarded wines are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with recent recognition for our Viognier and Syrah as well as a passion for northern Italian varieties of Nebbiolo, Brachetto, Pinot Grigio and Savarro (Savagnin).
SOUMAH is proudly a 5-Star Winery according to Halliday Wine Companion.
The Pinot Noir Lovers Masterclass will focus on our different Pinot Noir clones and compare the difference between our two vineyards. You will taste barrel samples, current releases, museum wines and two stunning Burgundies from France. Tasting will be accompanied by a selection of imported cheeses and cured meats.
When Saturday 21 September, Sunday 22 September
Consider booking lunch prior to the Masterclass to enjoy a day out at Soumah!
To secure your spot (limited to 16!), call our Cellar Door on +61 3 5962 4716.
Payments will be taken when booking.
From 14 September to 5 November, TarraWarra Museum of Art will be home to the 2019 Archibald Prize Exhibition. We are so fortunate to have this exclusive exhibition of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art award coming to our backyard.
Soumah are offering a mid-week escape to coincide with this Exhibition. Stay the night! Taste our wine! Enjoy lunch for two! Plus, beat the traffic with our complimentary transfers to/from Tarrawarra Museum’s Archibald Prize 2019 Exhibition.
2016 Single Vineyard Chardonnay: Attractively savoury aroma, melon and straw, dusty oak, toast and honey nuances. Then the palate offers rich fruit, soft texture, with generosity and balance. 93 points.
It’s an austere style. Minimalist. It’s highly enclosed and reductive with pure grapefruit, steel and subtle lactose/woodsmoke characters showing the barest of glimpses. It’s white wine as origami, its arms and legs folded in on themselves. It’s either too clever by halves or highly sophisticated, you have to sit with it and decide for yourself. I’m sitting on the fence a little.
SOUMAH 2016 Single Vineyard Chardonnay: Light and delicate, pure and refreshing, this Yarra Valley Chardonnay feels racy and brisk. It is a cool glass of grapefruit-like zestiness with a kiss of nougat oak. Perfect to accompany seafood dishes, Asian spice and good times.
Trattoria d’ SOUMAH which serves rustic Italian food in a relaxed atmosphere. Overlooking the vineyards, the covered outdoor deck is the perfect spot to perch for a long lazy lunch.
Lisa Eats World
Soumah has a single vineyard focus, and looks for quality over quantity.
The World Loves Melbourne
Small and no-fuss, Soumah sounded like the perfect place to begin a lazy day amongst the vines.
Charming and cosy slice of Northern Italy.
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