Jen Parr NZ Winemaker of the Year

Jen Parr - NZ Winemaker Of The Year 2020

Our 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


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

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


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


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


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

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


Nick Stock reviews our 2018 Pinots and Pinot Gris

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A review of our 2018 Pinot Noirs on

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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.

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Sam reviews our 2018 "Real McCoy" Orange Wine.


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.

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

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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.

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


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


"In Valli Veritas" - posted on The Real Review.

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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.


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

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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.

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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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