Stylistically, our Margaret River wines express and respect what the land provides; they are elegant and have the ability to develop and age.
Our philosophy has always been to give our wines time to age in the bottle before release, a rarity in today’s online wine market. Enjoying wines when they are ready to drink, rather than straight after bottling, is how my palate was exposed when I was growing up, so I naturally adopted this for our Margaret River wines.
We currently have two labels, our UMAMU Estate label and our Hallmark range, which features a red seal to express their utmost quality.
2005 was our first vintage and the first wines we released were our Hallmark Margaret River Chardonnay, Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (Margaret River SBS), Margaret River Cabernet Merlot and Margaret River Shiraz. As a Margaret River Chardonnay is what originally brought my parents to this part of Western Australia, it was a must to produce!
Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (SBS) is a renowned Margaret River blend learnt from Bordeaux – when we need to adjust the balance we also produce a Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (Margaret River SSB). Our Margaret River Cabernet Merlot is inspired by our dear friend Aunty May of Chateau Pichon Longeville and our Margaret River Shiraz enjoys a cooler climate, providing more elegant style.
Over the last few years, we have focused more on the online wine market, while also participating in on-the-ground consumer events throughout Australia, which we have thoroughly enjoyed. Our UMAMU Estate wines have also been served on Qantas First and Business Class in 2013-14 and 2016-17, one of our highlights to date.
May our exquisite, vintage Australian wines, handcrafted from our family vineyard on the stunning Margaret River, enrich the celebration of you and your life.
Charmaine & Team UMAMU
1982 - Family started visiting Margaret River wine region, Western Australia
1997 - Purchased vineyard & began cultivating fruit and making wine
2005 - First vintage of an UMAMU Estate Margaret River wine
2007 - First UMAMU Estate wine to market