916, established by John Brand and Erin-Marie O'Neill, is one of two wineries in the Wine Companion using three digits as their name, the other 919. A year after they acquired their 8ha property, bushfires destroyed their home and all their possessions, but they rebuilt their lives and home, reinvesting in wine and vineyard alike. The focus is on pinot noir alone, and in understanding the impact of subtle differences in the soil and subsoil on the wines they produce. 'Each bottle is protected by various mechanisms to ensure product integrity, and serial number validation entitles collectors to future pre-release allocations.' Exports to the US, China and Singapore.
916 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, 916 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.
916 Steels Creek Road, Steels Creek, Vic 3775 (postal)
(03) 5965 2124