Valli is the personal vocation of pioneering Otago winemaker, Grant Taylor. Grant’s name is synonymous with Otago Pinot Noir. He has been crafting wines there since 1993 when there were only 20 hectares planted - today there are over 1700. Grant’s accomplishments are well known in the wine world and he is credited with winning the Best Pinot Noir Trophy at a major International Wine Competition in London an unprecedented three times. Grant established Valli in 1998 with the aim of creating premium wines reflecting the terroir of Otago's sub-regions.
Kinross Cottages serves as the cellar door for 5 premium Central Otago wine brands, including Valli. Here visitors can taste and purchase these iconic New Zealand wines.