A great single vineyard

dedicated exclusively to pinot noir

One of the world's southern most vineyards, established in 2003 and dedicated exclusively to pinot noir.

Grasshopper Rock takes it name from the endangered protected species of grasshopper Sigaus childi found near the vineyard.

Affordable premium Central Otago Pinot Noir

At Grasshopper Rock we specialise in producing affordable premium Central Otago Pinot Noir.

The tiny 8 hectare vineyard, owned by the five founding families, is a boutique quality-focused business with a reputation for producing excellent pinot noir at a great price.

Despite Grasshopper Rock's growing reputation and claims the vineyard may potentially be of Grand Cru quality we want the wine to remain accessible to New Zealanders.

We want as many New Zealanders as possible to enjoy one of the finest Central Otago Pinot Noir: Grasshopper Rock.

If you love Grasshopper Rock and drinking our wine help us keep Grasshopper Rock at an affordable price. Buy online here, join the Club here or visit the Cellar Door here.

2014 available online

The ninth vintage of Grasshopper Rock has received high acclaim.
  • 95 points - Bob Cambell MW
  • 5 Stars - Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide
  • 91 points - The Wine Advocate
  • Gold Medal - International Wine Challenge 2016

Accolades for Grasshopper Rock

"A reputation as Central Otago's best value pinot noir" Bob Campbell MW

"Typically a wonderful buy" Michael Cooper, Wine Buyer's Guide

"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


Grasshopper Rock is proud to be served on board Emirates and Air New Zealand business class.

2017 Vintage Season

October 5, 2016
27 September 2016 marks the start of season with budburst on hill block 2. This is at least 10 days earlier than last year which was one of our cooler winters. The mean temperature for Sep 2016 was 9.6 deg C. versus 7.2 deg for Sep 2015 so it has been a noticeably warmer start to the season. Our se...
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