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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

News

Our winemaking philosophy

June 24, 2014
To understand our winemaking philosophy is to understand where we come from. We are five families all with a passion for farming and growing things. Our ethos is you do something and do it well.  In 2001 we made a bold decision to embark on a project to grow some of the best Pinot noir in ...
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