98 Points 5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
98 Points 5 Stars - Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
95 Points - Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous
95 Points - Cameron Douglas MS
Voted Best NZ Red Wine - IWC London Trophy 2021

5 Stars - Michael Cooper
The stylish 2019 vintage was hand-picked, matured in French oak barriques (30 per cent new), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Bright ruby, it is mouthfilling and supple, with vibrant cherry, plum and spice flavours, a hint of herbs, fresh acidity, nutty, savoury notes adding complexity and an inviting fragrance. A very graceful, youthful red, it’s well worth cellaring to 2022+."

95 Points - James Suckling
"Such attractive, fragrant complexity here with bright strawberries, red cherries and spice, as well as a leafy edge and wild herbs. Some pepper, too. The palate has striking elegance with piercing acidity and flavors of yellow clingstone peach, nectarine and red plum. Smooth-honed, long and plush tannins."

Considered the "Central Otago Guru" of winemaking, Grant Taylor is an exceptionally talented and meticulous winemaker. The Valli range of wines are truly superb! 

Whole Bunch 25%  30% of this wine spent 11 Months in Barrel
Total Bottles Produced  17,604

Winery note
"Glimmering garnet hue with captivating aromas of fresh herbs (wormwood, rosemary, and wild thyme) that “leap” out of the glass and are complemented by fig, cherry and dried rose petals. The palate commences savoury with delicious dried herb, dukkah, and mushroom flowing into bright red fruit, with a long and spicy finish. The wine has a silky texture with fine tannins and exquisite detail. This vintage has delivered a “classic” Gibbston Pinot Noir that is understated, graceful and complex with so much intrigue creating an aura of suspense. A delight to the senses at release, this wine will continue to captivate for 15 or so years." Jen Parr



New Zealand


North Otago


Pinot Noir


Light Elegant Reds


Jen Parr, Grant Taylor













Food Match:

Pork, Lamb, Cassroles

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