Nine One Six

Victoria | Yarra Valley

Our Review

In 2008 John Brand and Erin-Marie O’Neill purchased their 8ha property in the Yarra Valley, including 2ha of well-performing vines that had been planted in 1996. One year on, the Black Saturday bushfires destroyed their home and everything in it, as well as part of the vineyard. They rebuilt their lives and home, reinvesting in wine and vineyard alike. Their focus now is on pinot noir alone and in understanding the impact of subtle differences in the soil and subsoil on the wines they produce, vinifying and bottling small segments of the vineyard separately. ‘Each bottle is protected by various mechanisms to ensure product integrity, and serial number validation entitles collectors to future pre-release allocations.’ The brand evolved from 916 to Nine One Six in 2020.


NineOneSix pinot noir is produced from a single five acre vineyard in the Yarra Valley.

Each bottle is protected to ensure authenticity, and the wine is traceable to specific areas in the vineyard.

At its core, NineOneSix pinot noir showcases site and seasonal variations which the Steels Creek micro-climate brings. Harvest is deliberately limited in quantity, handpicked, and segmented by distinctive fruit characters; under the guidance of Viticulturist John Evans and Winemaker Ben Haines.

Serial number validation entitles detailed winemaking notes, viticulture information, and future pre-release allocations.


Pinot Noir

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Nine One Six logo
Winemaker Ben Haines
Established 2008
Dozens 200
Vineyards (area) 2 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours Not
Address 916 Steels Creek Road, Steels Creek, Vic 3775 (postal)
Telephone (03) 5965 2124