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- Year Established: 1998
- Winery Contact: Nicole
- Winemaker:Grant Taylor
About our winery:
Valli is the personal vocation of pioneering Otago winemaker, Grant Taylor. Grant’s name is synonymous with Otago Pinot Noir. He has been crafting wines in the region since 1993 when there were only 20 hectares planted - today there are over 1700.
What makes us unique:
Valli, based around the close-planted estate vineyard in Gibbston, also produces Single-Vineyard Pinot Noirs from Bannockburn, Bendigo and another from Otago’s exciting new subregion, the Waitaki Valley. Valli also produces a dry Riesling from 31-year-old vines in the Alexandra basin and a botrytised Riesling, Dolce Vita, from Lowburn fruit. With holistic attention to detail in both the vineyard and winery, these wines both reflect and translate the sites they evolve from.
Grant’s accomplishments are well known in the wine world and he is 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.