The 2015 vintage is best summed up in three words from the current issue of NZ winegrower magazine “small but stunning”. Nationally yields were down a whopping 27%. In Otago they were down 15%. It was a vintage of quality not quantity. Well, that is for most of the country...however at Valli it was one of both. With our new Gibbston Vineyard up to full production this year, and picking up a long term-grape supply from a 3.5 hectare Bannockburn vineyard, 2015 was Valli’s largest tonnage to date.