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A single vineyard wine producer dedicated exclusively to pinot noir

Grasshopper Rock is one of the world’s southern most vineyards, established in 2003 and dedicated exclusively to pinot noir. In establishing the vineyard, we searched for land that would provide the best conditions for consistently producing premium pinot noir in an elegant Central Otago style.

The vineyard is situated on Earnscleugh Road, across the Clutha River from Alexandra. The site enjoys high sunshine hours by day and very cool temperatures by night and is sufficiently harsh and difficult to make the vines work their hardest. With extremes of heat and cold comes the risk of spring and autumn frosts, providing a demanding but rewarding environment for the production of premium pinot noir.

Award winning wine

Potential Classic Wine Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines 2014
Notable Producer The World Atlas of Wine 7th Edition by Hugh Johnson & Jancis Robinson 2013
Champion Wine of the Show and Champion Pinot Noir Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012

"Grasshopper Rock has cemented its place as the leading producer of the Alexandra sub-region, and one of the best of Central Otago" Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 2014

"Regularly one of the Alexandra sub-region's finest examples of pinot noir" Cuisine Magazine, May 2015


Cool spring ahead for vintage 2016?

August 9, 2015
There is a high probability of a cool spring and lower yielding vintage in Central Otago this year. The challenge will be to achieve good yields on the vines but there is no reason for the vintage not to be of outstanding quality. Expect a colder than average spring, especially October to December...
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