John Duval has launched his own label and first wine with firm export orders from the UK, the US and New Zealand.

Duval, maker of Australia's famous Penfolds Grange since 1986, resigned from Southcorp in 2001, following the merger with Rosemount.

He has launched his eponymous John Duval Wines with a Barossa table red blend named Plexus retailing for A$35 (US$27.60).