Valli Wines

“Unique and supremely high quality expressions of Otago regionality. The path to understanding and recognising regionality and terroir has not been expressed with great success in New Zealand, but Grant Taylor’s wines must be considered among the best at doing so.”
– Raymond Chan on Valli, his 2016 Winery of the Year

Our Story


Valli Wines Great Little Vineyards

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.

All four Pinot Noirs and Old vine Riesling are multi award winners every vintage and also highly sought after by our customers with Valli wine demand always exceeding our supply.