Onannon (On-ann-on) is a venture between Sam Middleton, Kaspar Hermann and Will Byron - the unusual name is a combination of their surnames. The three young men met while working at Coldstream Hills winery in the Yarra Valley several years ago and combine some great talent. Sam Middleton is third generation winemaker at the iconic Mount Mary winery. Kaspar Hermann has been working at Mount Mary since 2011. Will Byron is currently the winemaker at Stonier Wines in the Mornington. Between them, they've also done a few vintages in Burgundy.
“You would have to go a long way to find three more open-hearted and utterly committed winemakers; the world is their oyster, their ambitions unlimited." James Halliday.
“Forgive me for putting it this way but I’d describe this as a ‘true pinot’. It has a sense of in-built complexity that is outside of the norm. It’s like rhubarb and raspberry, beet and strawberry rolled through leaves and spice, but presented as a seamless whole. It has a gentle firmness to the tannin, an undergrowth aspect. It’s complex already but it has the future at its feet. Tasted: May 2020; Alcohol: 13.5%; Screwcap; Drink: 2021-2026+.” 94 Points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.