Best in Show - Decanter World Wine Awards
Our Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2020 was awarded "Best in Show" at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2022.
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.”
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
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.
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...
Making the case for New Zealand Reds 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
The Real Review
Valli is one of The Real Review Top Wineries of New Zealand 2020.
New Zealand Winegrower Trophy for Champion Pinot Noir
For Valli Bendigo 2018 at the Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2020
Our Gibbston Pinot Noir 2017 is “Highly Recommended” in Decanter Magazine, Feb 2020.
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.
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.
Rebecca Gibb reviews our Waitaki Riesling 2018 and Gibbston Pinot Gris 2018 in her Top New Zealand White Wine from 2018. Read the article
Our Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015 was named in the annual Fine Wines of New Zealand list.
In Sam's first video wine review, he discusses our 'The Real McCoy' Orange Wine, calling it "The best Orange Wine I've tasted."