UMAMU is inspired by balance and contentment. These values reflect the balance we seek on the journey from vine to wine.
UMAMU Estate is produced from our family vineyard in Margaret River with vines first planted in 1978. We place a strong emphasis on allowing our vineyard to express itself naturally while striving to achieve balance in the ecosystem. We work with what each different season presents us and provide the best environment for each vine to produce balanced fruit for our desired wine styles. We produce the classic blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Merlot and Shiraz as well as a fine Sparkling Chardonnay. Our newest release is a Cabernet Sauvignon.
UMAMU is rated a 5 Star producer by Australia’s most respected wine critic, James Halliday and has been twice awarded Gold Medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards, with reviews from Julia Harding MW of Jancis Robinson and Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW of The Wine Advocate.
UMAMU is about achieving balance and contentment and these values underpin the essence of everything we do.
We hope our family hand crafted wines enrich the celebration of your UMAMU.
Our vineyard with vines first planted in 1978, is located 10km east from Margaret River. White varieties grown include Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Chardonnay. Red varieties grown include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Shiraz. Vines are planted along North to South, thus are East West facing. The vineyard is comprised of different blocks, each with its own character and traits and thus managed as separate entities. Our vineyard is viewed as an ecosystem which includes the vines, soils, cover crops, insects, micro flora and native fauna which inhabit the area.
We believe that healthy balanced grapevines, managed for the desired wine styles should always yield high quality fruit. Attaining this balance in the vine requires that the ecosystem be in harmony and we work to achieve this in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner.
The vineyard is fine tuned over the season to optimise the fruit quality for its intended wine style. We aim to harvest physiologically ripe fruit, considering the balance between perfumes, colours, tannins, flavours, acids and sugar maturity.
The winemaking seeks to understand the strengths of the fruit and work synergistically with them, striving to make wines which have a sense of style reflecting mainly the site and season, with our background signature on style.
A blend of French oak barrels provide texture to the wines without dominating the flavour or structure.