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.
Come and join us in our new, luxurious Premium Wine Room for a tasting of our reserve range, limited release wines and Italian imports. Relax in comfort and privacy on our leather banquettes while sipping your way through six wines under the guidance of one of our knowledgeable staff members. Enjoy matching the wines to a carefully selected array of tasty morsels from our Trattoria kitchen. Or you can finish off by enjoying a lazy Italian inspired lunch seated in our Trattoria overlooking the rolling vineyards. Bookings recommended.
Where: Premium Wine Tasting Room at Soumah Cellar Door When: Seven days a week, 10am – 4pm Cost: $20 per person for the tasting only, $30 per person for the tasting and tasting board
The on-going season of Master Classes at SOUMAH now casts its eye to the North Eastern 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 seven of very special and somewhat uncommon Italian varieties direct from regions like Trentino and Veneto as well as our newly released 2018 Single Vineyard Pinot Grigio. You will also enjoy a small selection of Italian cheeses and cured meats – the perfect match! Bookings are essential, so please secure your spot now by phoning cellar door on 03-5962-4716, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: Premium Wine Experience Room – 18 Hexham Rd, Gruyere, 3770 When: Saturday 25th August 2018 @ 3:00pm and Sunday 26th August, 2018 @ 3:00pm Cost: $30 per person
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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