Valli Waitaki Vineyard Riesling 2021 (15 Bottles) Central Otago

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“A trio of lime/citrus aromas jump out of the glass –fresh juice, grated zest, and sorbet. These are immediately followed by more subtle aromas of ripe pineapple, sage, lemongrass, and chalk dust. The palate is punchy and round with flavours of zesty lemon, lime, and spicy white pepper with a wonderful energy that sings of limestone soils.

A delicious Riesling that is beautifully balanced with fresh citrus, a stony freshness and salinity that gives the wine great length. Delicious on its own or as an aperitif; it will also pair wonderfully with fresh fish, seafood, summer salads and light-medium spiced Indian or Thai cuisine. Remarkably drinkable at release, this fresh and fragrant wine will continue to develop and delight for 12+ years.”Jen Parr, October 2022




At VALLI, we craft terroir-driven wines from Single Vineyard sites highlighting the different grape-growing regions of Central Otago and the Waitaki Valley on the South Island of New Zealand. While our foundation is Pinot Noir, we also produce wines from Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Chardonnay. Creating expressions of the Otago sub-regions is at the very heart of what we do: wine is simply the medium we employ to do so.

Valli is the creation of pioneering Otago winemaker, Grant Taylor.

Grant’s name is synonymous with Otago Pinot Noir. He has been crafting wines in the region since 1993 when there were only 20 hectares planted – today there are over 2,000. Over the past 27 years he has made the first wines for a number of iconic Otago wineries, but now the serious focus is on his own creation, Valli.

Founded in 1998, Valli produces single vineyard Pinot Noirs highlighting the different characteristics of Otago’s sub regions: Gibbston, Bannockburn and Bendigo in Central Otago and the Waitaki Valley in North Otago. In 2015, established Otago winemaker

Jen Parr joined Grant in the winery where the two aim to create wines with honesty, integrity, and most of all, a sense of place. When you drink a Valli wine, you are enjoying more than just a wine: you are experiencing a place.

Jen Parr – NZ Winemaker Of The Year 2020

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.

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