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.
Celebrate Italian heritage at Festa Di Via Verde (also known as the Green St Festival). Watch the Targo Floria — a procession of Classic Cars, Ferraris and Supercars — pass through Healesville, then stop by for a glass of Soumah wine at the Cantina! There will be food, music, entertainment, cooking classes, market stalls and more.
Not only do Soumah focus on producing northern Italian varieties in the Yarra Valley, we import exceptional examples of Italian wine. These imports are not typically available for tasting in our Cellar Door, so this is your exclusive opportunity to sample them and learn about their origin.
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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