Stylistically our wines express and respect what the land provides, 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 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 wines
We currently have two labels, our UMAMU 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 Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Cabernet Merlot and Shiraz. As Chardonnay is what originally brought my parents to Margaret River, it was a must to produce!
Sauvignon Blanc Semillon is a renowned Margaret River blend learnt from Bordeaux, our Cabernet Merlot is inspired by our dear friend Aunty May of Chateau Pichon Longeville and our Shiraz is a cooler climate, more elegant style.
Over the last few years, we have focused more on the Australian market, participating in more consumer events, which we have thoroughly enjoyed, and having our UMAMU wines served on Qantas First and Business Class in 2013-14 and 2016-17 has been one of the highlights to date.
May our exquisite vintage wines, hand crafted from our family vineyard established in 1978, enrich the celebration of your life.
Charmaine & Team UMAMU
1982 - Family started visiting WA
1997 - Bought Vineyard & grew fruit for years
2005 - First vintage
2007 - Went to market