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 main stay 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 although we are also gaining good recognition for Viognier and Syrah. Then onto a passion for Northern Italian varieties with our Nebbiolo, Brachetto, Pinot Grigio and Savarro (Savagnin).
Soumah is proudly a 5-Star Winery according to Halliday Wine Companion.
The on-going season of Master Classes at SOUMAH now casts its eye to the North Western region of Italy. What a majestic region, what history and what great varieties.
Two sessions are now open at our Premium Wine Experience Room. This time you will get a chance to explore four of very special Italian varieties direct from Piedmont as well as our newly released 2016 Single Vineyard Nebbiolo, our very first Single Vineyard Nebbiolo, V. 2015, finishing the tasting with our 2017 Brachetto Tranquillo. You will also enjoy a small selection of Italian cheeses and cured meats – the perfect match! This is a very rare opportunity to try a selection of iconic Nebbiolo styles including a 98 Point Barolo as well as the white variety called Nascetta of which only 10 hectares planted throughout the world!
Where: Premium Wine Tasting Room at Soumah Cellar Door When: October 6th and 7th, 3:00p.m. – approximately one hour Cost: $30 per person; includes cheese and cured meat samples to pair with wines
Discover new gems and taste the latest releases from your favourite Yarra Valley producers, and meet the colourful characters that make the Yarra Valley the the most exciting wine region in our stunning country. Join Soumah among an array of award winning Yarra Valley producers as we trade in our chilly mornings for the beautiful warmth of Queensland. Held across two evenings with a night each in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, come taste your way through delicious cool climate wines from over 15 Yarra Valley producers and see why our cool climate wines and produce are among the highest quality in Australia!
Brisbane: Thursday 20th September; Blackbird Bar and Grill – 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane Gold Coast: Friday 21st September; QT Gold Coast – 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise Cost: $50 per person – includes a Riedel wine glass valued at $20 for you to keep
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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