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 2016
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

"Typically a wonderful buy" Michael Cooper's Wine Buyers Guide 2016

"Wonderfully fine and elegant" 2014 vintage - 91 points. The Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

"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

News

2016 Vintage Season

March 21, 2016
Summary: The strong El Nino produced more cool south and southwest weather than normal in the spring and early summer. In February the heat really picked up. February was one our hottest ever and helped offset the cooler January. It has been a roller coaster with days over 30 degrees followed by n...
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