Mount Barker Western Australia. Plantagenet Wines, maker of internationally recognised wines from the Great Southern region of Western Australia, has announced the relaunch of its Omrah range. Competitively priced at $18.99 and with a fresh new look, the Omrah range showcases the very best of cool-climate wines from the Great Southern region.
For the wine drinker who loves to discover something different and a little special, Omrah is pure wine drinking pleasure from the pristine southern tip of Western Australia. Great Southern is a remote area in South Western Australia with spectacular natural beauty, tall trees, blue fairy wrens and rugged coastline. The cold winds that race over the Southern Ocean cool the land, creating perfect conditions for making cool-climate wine that always add to the occasion, but never overwhelm.
The SS Omrah brought passengers from England to Albany in the Great Southern region of Western Australia in the early 1900′s. One of the early passengers decided to pay homage to the ship by naming his property Omrah. Vines were later planted and in 1989, Plantagenet purchased the grapes and made the first Omrah wine (Omrah Chardonnay).
In 1989, Omrah was one of the first Chardonnay’s in Australia made with no oak, pioneering a style that became popular around the country. Now more than 20 years on, Omrah still makes an unwooded Chardonnay and also has a stylish new label and an energetic young team with a passion for Great Southern.
Omrah is the pure taste of the Great Southern region. Using minimal winemaking, the wines are crisp, fresh and bursting with flavour. Omrah’s delicious cool-climate wines taste as beautiful as the spectacular Western Australian landscape they come from.
Omrah Great Southern Sauvignon Blanc 2011(RRP $18.99)
Omrah Great Southern Chardonnay 2011 (RRP $18.99)
Omrah Great Southern Cabernet Merlot 2010 (RRP $18.99)
Omrah Great Southern Shiraz 2010 (RRP $18.99)
About Plantagenet – Plantagenet Wines, founded in 1974, was the first winery established in the Great Southern region. Considered an early pioneer in developing the wine industry in the south-west of Western Australia, Plantagenet makes three tiers of wines: The flagship Plantagenet range, the recently relaunched Omrah range and the everyday drinking Hazard Hill range. The philosophy of winemaking evolution and continuous improvement builds on the vision of founder and Chairman Tony Smith, who planted the first Plantagenet vines in 1968.