Dear Pinot Noir Insiders,

Thank you for being part of Nine One Six.

We're growing a wonderful Pinot Noir Insiders collective that is invited to:

Please do keep introducing us to people who love pinot noir! By sending as a gift , or suggest that they mention you with their order; to become a Pinot Noir Insider too.

Thanks again, and best wishes always.

Cheers (of course),
E-M and JB

Viticulture detail and Winemaking notes

museum vintages

only a few museum bottles available, please contact us about vintages 2012 - 2015

2024

Climate conditions precluded a bountiful harvest in 2024. We decided to forgo the fruit and let the vines rest. We're looking forward to a reinvigorated 2025!

Recorded climate conditions are an interesting backdrop to how the vines grow, but we’re inspired by the Kulin Calendar seasons: the sights, sounds, natural senses which come and go when they do; as they should.

Biderapp - January - Summer
Kangaroo Apple December

In the hot, usually dry weather, the grapes start to ripen. Gradually, but can happen quite quickly, sometimes only days, depending on the weather. Recently there has been a lot of rain! The Bowat (tussock-grass) is long. Female Common Brown butterflies are flying, but our biggest concern flying about is looking out for wasps, who are also waiting for the grapes to ripen.

References: Living With Fire, Christine Hansen And Tom Griffiths, CSIRO Publishing, And MuseumsVictoria.Com.Au. Artwork By Christine Mullen, Dear Past Resident Of Steels Creek Over Sketch “View From Mr Ryrie’s, 1839. State Library Of Victoria MS8781, Box 76/7 (C) LaTrobe Library Collection)