Amato Vino

Star 4.4 (8 Google reviews)

Amato Vino

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Thursday - Saturday: 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
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Amato Vino are small-batch artisan winemakers with a winemaking philosophy termed ‘lo-fi’, embracing wild-ferments, minimal adjustments in the winery, gentle handling and employing traditional processes. Wines are typically unfined and unfiltered. An old-school approach yet with a modern flare for creativity and adventure. Amato wines are made from some eclectic and unusual grape varieties and winemaking methods as well as with traditional Margaret River varietals. The tasting bar is just down the road at the iconic "Darnells's Trader" in Witchy... hoping to see you soon.
Established in 2003 by owner/winemaker Brad Wehr, the labels and wine styles continue to grow, covering traditional Margaret River varietals through to some eclectic and unusual grape varieties and winemaking methods.  At Amato Vino, they are hands-on in terms of the grunt work, the care and guidance, but with a hands-off approach to the science of winemaking, using little or no inputs and employing traditional processes.

The Wines:

AMATO VINO ‘wilds’ 
The ‘wilds’ are home to emerging Mediterranean varieties, micro-batches, skinsy ferments and other eclectic wines. Featuring single vineyards, hand-picks, natural ferments – and incorporating minimal winemaking input and unconventional vessels for fermentation/maturation – this is the wild stuff. Packaged under labels bearing in-house artworks/designs/photography the ‘wilds’ include Teroldego, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Primitivo, Marsanne, Trousseau, and Savagnin. 

AMATO VINO ‘mantra’ 
The ‘mantra’ series is all about the classic Margies grape varieties, albeit with the Amato Vino lo-fi twist. The emphasis is on vineyard site & fruit purity, working with small fruit parcels to bring out the best from each site. Wild ferments (open and barrel), no adds, no fining and filtration are all central to the mix. Wines include a Barrel-aged Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. 

AMATO VINO ‘fusa’ 
‘Fusa’… the home for Amato blends (foo-za). Utilising emerging/alternative varieties as the basis for the blend,  seeking to create juicy, fresh drinkability, yet complex and alluring wines – packed with flavour but oh-so light on their feet. The Bianco and Rosso are fruit-forward, fleshy and flavoursome versions of some of their favourite grape varieties and are made for short to mid-term drinking. 


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Amato Vino

3 Redgate Rd, Witchcliffe WA 6286, Australia

Reviews

Star 4.4 (8 Google reviews)
Robert Slater 16 October 2022

Great place with so many antique bits on display.

Nick Simpson-Deeks 13 November 2022

Great cellar door experience in a unique setting in beautiful Witchcliffe.

Sam Badger 20 January 2019

Cool little Cellar Door right in the center of Margaret River town. Quirky “Lo-Fi” wines unlike most you’ll see around the region. A real hidden (inside Margaret River Collaborative) gem

Benoit Lemay 22 March 2019

Did a little tasting there today, all wines were pretty good. Bought 3 bottles to bring back home

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