About The Wine
An experiment in skin contact winemaking here from the Onannon trio.
This is Pinot Gris from the Mornington Peninsula grown on the Onannon home vineyard in Red Hill.
It was fermented as 100% whole bunches, taking Pinot Gris out of 'dry white' territory into a more 'Romato' style.
It's a full noise wine, a riot of strawberry, citrus and spice.
It's the first wine from Onannon to be made without any sulphur and it's fair to say they've nailed it the first time.
Onannon was founded by Will Byron, Kaspar Hermann and Sam Middleton.
The trio met whilst working at Coldstream Hills many years ago. Will is now the chief winemaker at Stonier in Mornington Peninsula, Sam has taken over winemaking duties at his iconic family estate, Mount Mary in the Yarra Valley where he and Kaspar have worked for years.
With Onannon, they are looking to make wines that excite them from Mornington Peninsula and Geelong, focussing primarily on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
With strong relationships with great growers, this is more than just a hobby, Onannon is a passion project.