A great single vineyard

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.

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

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

"Typically a wonderful buy" Michael Cooper

"One of Central Otago's best buys" Bob Campbell 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


The world's southernmost vineyard

May 29, 2016
Grasshopper Rock is one of the southernmost vineyards in the world and is situated at 45.25 degree south latitude. We have always claimed that there are no vineyards any further south in the world and have found no evidence to suggest otherwise. At the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium (ICC...
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