Grant Taylor’s name is synonymous with Otago Pinot Noir. As owner and winemaker, Grant has been crafting wines there since 1993 when the region was in its infancy with only 20 ha planted, (today there are over 1700). Grant’s accomplishments are well known in the wine world, he is possibly New Zealand’s most awarded Pinot Noir producer, credited with winning the Best Pinot Noir Trophy at a major International Wine Competition in London an unprecedented three times – a feat achieved by no other winemaker in the world. Jen Parr a Winemaker and Wine Judge from Oregon joins the Valli team, having had extensive international experience of over 26 vintages worldwide and 13 vintages in New Zealand.
Established in 1998 the aim of Valli is to produce single vineyard wines with an emphasis on expressing the site with clarity and purity. Valli produces four single vineyard Pinot Noirs from distinctly different areas of Otago – Gibbston, Bannockburn, Bendigo and one from North Otago’s exiting new wine growing region, the Waitaki Valley. Valli also produces a dry Riesling from over 30 year old vines in the Alexandra basin, a sweet Riesling from Waitaki and a sweet rich Gewürztraminer.
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