Best in Show - Decanter World Wine Awards

Our Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2020 was awarded "Best in Show" at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2022.

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Top 10 Wines in the World - IWC, London

Our Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019 has just taken out the trophy for "Best NZ Red Wine" at the International Wine Challenge in London and named on the list of the "Top 10 Wines in the World."

“What a delight to taste a Gibbston Pinot in full flow. These are the most delicate Pinots in Central Otago and this beauty has an almost waxy smoothness and a bright springtime white flower scent to go with redcurrant and strawberry fruit streaked with apple acid and dusted with salted almond.”

-IWC, London

Jen Parr NZ Winemaker of the Year

Jen Parr named NZ Winemaker of the Year - Gourmet Traveller WINE

Our winemaker Jen has been named the 2020 New Zealand Winemaker of the year by Australasia’s leading wine magazine Gourmet Traveller WINE. Jen was one of six finalists for the prestigious title last year as well, and received the award at a dinner at Auckland’s Grand Hotel in January. “Jen Parr couldn’t be more deserving of this award – especially as she is the only person to have been nominated as a finalist two years in a row....Read more


Trophy - Best NZ Red Wine for our Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019 Read more...


Pinot Noir Trophy - IWSC, London

"Deep purple pink colour. Fresh cherry and grinding fresh sweet spice aromas, mixed with a touch of kirsch. A beguiling layer of savoury smoky elements adds to the mesmerising layered complexity, both on the nose and in the mouth. Extraordinary, in all aspects, this is a truly graceful, exceptional world class Pinot in a beautiful youthful stage of evolution." - IWSC


Erin Larkin has rave reviews and a fresh perspective on our 2022 vintage wines.

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Cameron Douglas MS reviews our 2019 Pinot Noirs. Read more....

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Rebecca reviews our 2019 Pinot Noirs


Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2021

Gold Medal Winner for the Valli Bendigo Pinot Noir 2019


Michael Cooper reviews our 2019 Pinots and Pinot Gris for Winestate Magazine Read more...


Nick Stock reviews our 2019 Pinots and Pinot Gris Read more...

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Making the case for New Zealand Reds


MaryAnn Worobiec awards our 2018 Pinot Noirs with top marks in US publication Wine Spectator. Read More...


Allen Meadows reviews our 2018 Pinots and our 2016 Bendigo Pinot Noir for Burghound.com. Read more.

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John Szabo MW reviews our Waitaki Pinot Noir 2018 under an article about sustainability in the NZ wine industry. Read more.


Decanter World Wine Awards 2020

Our Gibbston and Bannockburn Pinot Noirs 2018 both got 92 points at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2

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Jamie Goode reviews our Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2017 in an article about Oregon and New Zealand Pinot Noirs for wineanorak.com. Read more.

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Joanna Simon MW reviews our Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2017 along with other NZ and Oregon Pinots. Read more.

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Our Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir, which has been on the list since its inception, has been joined by our Waitaki Vineyard Pinot Noir on the 2020 Fine Wines Of New Zealand List...which makes our Waitaki Pinot Noir the only Waitaki Valley wine on the list. Read more.


The Real Review

Valli is one of The Real Review Top Wineries of New Zealand 2020.


Tom Cannavan reviews our Gibbston Pinot Noir 2018 for wine-pages.com. Read more.

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Johan Szabo MS reviews our Bendigo Pinot Noir 2018 and Pinot Gris 2018. Read more.


In the New Zealand region of Central Otago, where pinot noir is king, producers are proving white wines can more than hold their own.

Daniel Honan writes in the Feb/March 2020 issue of Gourmet Traveller WINE. Read more.

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Our Gibbston Pinot Noir 2018 made it in the Gourmet Traveller Wine's Top New Release New Zealand Reds. Read more

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Our Bendigo Pinot Noir 2018 won the Gold award at the Six Nations Wine Challenge 2020. Read more

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New Zealand Winegrower Trophy for Champion Pinot Noir

For Valli Bendigo 2018 at the Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2020

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Sam Kim reviews our Pinot Noirs 2018, Pinot Gris 2018 and Riesling 2019 for Wine Orbit. Read more


Our Waitaki Pinot Noir 2018 got the "Judges Selection Award for Best Pinot Noir" and our Gibbston Pinot Noir 2018 got the "Judges Selection Award for Best NZ Red". Read More


Joe Czerwinski awards our 2018 Pinots with the top ranks – read the reviews here. Click here to see what he had to say.

The Real Review

Bob Campbell MW reviews our Pinot Noirs and Riesling. Read more


Verve Magazine writes about Jen and her Winemaker of the Year title. Read the article

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Cameron Douglas MS reviews our Waitaki Riesling 2019, Gibbston Pinot Noir 2018 and Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2018. Read more


Our Gibbston Pinot Noir 2017 is “Highly Recommended” in Decanter Magazine, Feb 2020.

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Bob Campbell MW asked Jen Parr about the use of whole-bunch in winemaking. Posted on The Real Review. Read the article


Michael Cooper reviews our 2018 Pinots and Pinot Gris for Winestate magazine. Read more

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The Buyer's Drinks Editor Peter Dean includes our Waitaki Pinot Noir 2017 into his Best Wines of 2019. Read more


Nick Stock reviews our 2018 Pinots and Pinot Gris. Read more

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A review of our 2018 Pinot Noirs on joellethomson.com. Read the article

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Jen Parr has been nominated the second year in a row for Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine's New Zealand Winemaker of the Year. She is one of only 6 finalists and is the only female on the list. Read the article

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Sam reviews our 2018 "Real McCoy" Orange Wine. Read more


Valli have been included among the best in the country on the Fine Wine Of New Zealand list 2019 and every year since its inception. Read more

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Dish Magazine

Our Bendigo Pinot Noir 2017 is in Dish Magasine's Top 12 NZ Pinot Noirs, adding a gold Medal and 5 stars to this vintage.

The Real Review 2019

Valli has been awarded The Real Review Certificate of Excellence and a place in the Top Wineries of New Zealand 2019. Read more

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Jen Parr was nominated for NZ Winemaker of the Year with Gourmet Traveller WINE.


Our Gibbston Pinot Noir 2017 and Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2017 made it in the Gourmet Traveller Wine's Top 100.

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An American In New Zealand: How Jen Parr Became A Central Otago Winemaker. Read the article

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"In Valli Veritas" - posted on The Real Review. Read the article

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Jen Parr Awarded “Winemaker Of The Year” as part of the NZ Aromatic Wine Competition. She presented 3 wines: Gibbston Pinot Noir 2016, Waitaki Riesling 2018 and the “Real McCoy” Orange Wine Pinot Gris 2017. Read more


Our Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 was named in the annual Fine Wines of New Zealand list. Read more

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Rebecca Gibb reviews our Waitaki Riesling 2018 and Gibbston Pinot Gris 2018 in her Top New Zealand White Wine from 2018. Read the article

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Our Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015 was named in the annual Fine Wines of New Zealand list.

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Raymond Chan gives our new Waitaki Chardonnay a perfect score of 20/20 points.

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Sam reviews our 2015 Pinot Noirs, awarding them all 5 stars.

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A Gold Medal and 5 Stars for our Waitaki Riesling in Dish Magazine.

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Valli was named 2016 Winery of the Year by Wine Writer Raymond Chan.

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In Sam's first video wine review, he discusses our 'The Real McCoy' Orange Wine, calling it "The best Orange Wine I've tasted."

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Stephen reviews the 2014 Pinot Noirs and 2013 Riesling.

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"Veritable Valli" - posted on The Real Review.

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Wine of the Week - Valli Waitaki Vineyard 2013 Pinot Noir.

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Japanese Magazine Wands delves into the wines of Central Otago.

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New Zealand’s Pellucid Wines: More Light Than Heat

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Cathy Huyghe says “It’s time to celebrate exactly what’s UN-expected about New Zealand wine” and throws in a cheeky plug for our Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014 while she’s at it.

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New Zealand Reds of the Year 2014.

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Mark reviews some of our 2014 Pinot Noirs.

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