20 May 2021
By Dave Mullen
Serie Luminosa: Stella Bella’s most premium range

Stella Bella is one of the most successful wineries in WA, consistently delivering excellent examples of the styles of wine that Margaret River does best. Their premium range, Luminosa provides the team an opportunity to display the elegance, character and ageing potential of quality Margaret River Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

First released in 2007, Luminosa was introduced to represent the very finest selections of Stella Bella’s Margaret River vineyards. The Luminosa vineyard, planted in 1997, is located just south west of the Stella Bella cellar door and consists of mostly Forest Grove soils with some areas of sand, quartz and clay. The Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon produced in this range have won a plethora of awards and top reviews, showing just how serious a label Luminosa is.

“Elegant and luxurious Margaret River Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, Stella Bella Luminosa wines are distinguished and reflective. Handmade and created in small batches, the wines are alluring displaying elegant yet complex layers that reflect the season, the vineyard and southern Margaret River. Each wine is created to evolve beautifully over time and made only in exceptional vintages.”

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion

Reviews & awards for
Luminosa Chardonnay

2019 Luminosa Chardonnay (current release)
– Gold Medal – Perth Royal Wine Awards 2020
– 95 Points – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

2018 Luminosa Chardonnay
– 96/100 – James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2021:

“Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented in French barriques. The wine is supple and full of delicious pink grapefruit, white peach and a quite beautiful touch of wild honey.”

2017 Luminosa Chardonnay
– 96/100 – Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion Regional Taster for WA
– 97/100 – James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020:

“Wild-fermented and matured in French oak (33% new). Wonderfully luscious and complex, yet elegant and fine. How so? It’s the balance and length. Stella Bella certainly knows how to extract every atom of flavour, yet count those atoms to be sure they don’t go over the top.”

2016 Luminosa Chardonnay
– Gold Medal + 95 Points – 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards
– Gold Medal – 2017 Halliday Chardonnay Challenge
– 95 Points – 2019 Halliday Wine Companion
– 95 Points – Huon Hooke
– 95/100 – Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion 2019

2014 Luminosa Chardonnay
– 96/100 – Halliday Wine Companion 2018

2013 Luminosa Chardonnay
– 96/100 – Halliday Wine Companion 2017
– 96/100 – Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald & Malebourne Age 2016
– 95/100 – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front 2016
– 95/100 – Mike Bennie for Wine Business Magazine 2016

2012 Luminosa Chardonnay
– 96/100 – Halliday Wine Companion 2016

Reviews & awards for
Luminosa Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (current release)
– Gold Medal – National Wine Show of Australia 2019
– Gold Medal – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020
– 97 Points – Huon Hooke, The Real Review
– 95+ Points – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
– 96+/100 – Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion Regional Taster for WA
– 95 Points – Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion 2021:

“A concentrated, rich style with cassis, currants and violets with spicy, toasty oak inputs. Perky acidity alongside the firm tannins acts as a buffer and freshens the palate. It’s a keeper. Come back to this in a few years.”

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
– Platinum Medal 97 Points – 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
– Best Cabernet Sauvignon – 2016 Langton’s Margaret River Wine Show 
– Best Red Wine – 2016 Langton’s Margaret River Wine Show 
– Best of the Margaret River Region – 2016 Halliday Cabernet Challenge
– 97/100 – James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2018
– 95/100- Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion Regional Taster for WA

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
– 97/100 – Halliday Wine Companion 2017:
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
– 96/100 – Halliday Wine Companion 2016
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
– 97/100 – Halliday Wine Companion 2016


Winemaker, Luke Joliffe was also nominated for Gourmet Traveller Wine’s Winemaker of the year 2020, further establishing the brand as one of Margaret River’s best producers.


If you have an interest in any of the Serie Luminosa wines, please contact our sales team:

Dave Mullen: 0417 927 054
Ben Allan: 0408 929 014
Andrew Moody: 0488 770 061
Peter Okas: 0400 245 878
Sam Mullen: 0457 723 023

Or contact our office via:
sales@davemullenwines.com.au or call 08 9204 2911