Planted in 2003, Grasshopper Rock is one of the world's southern most vineyards, dedicated exclusively to Pinot Noir. 

Pinot Gris and Rose are made from grapes sourced from other Central Otago vineyards. 

The vineyard is on Earnscleugh Road, across the Clutha River from Alexandra. The site enjoys high sunshine hours and very cool nighttime temperatures. With extremes of heat and cold comes the risk of spring and autumn frost, providing a demanding but rewarding environment for the production of premium pinot noir.

Grasshopper Rock takes it name from an endangered grasshopper, Sigaus childi, found near the vineyard.

Grasshopper Rock Pinot Noir 2017

A complex and intriguing bouquet of Pinot Noir with suggestions of ripe red berry fruits, layers of wood spice and dried herbs, a dark rose and lavender combination, a deep seated earthy quality and most importantly Pinosity and charm. 96/100 Cameron Douglas MS

Herbal complexity, raspberry and violet notes with background mocha notes from barrel age. The palate shows moderate weight with real elegance. Fine Wines of New Zealand 2019

Fragrant pinot noir with attractive floral notes together with fleshy plum, dark cherry, wet stone and mineral characters. More weight and fruit intensity than usual perhaps thanks to vintage conditions and vine age. Impressive purity and length. 95/100 Bob Campbell MW – The Real Review

News

Some of New Zealand's greatest pinot noir producers are some of the smallest. Modest in size, not in standing. Click download to read article by Bob Campbell MW featuring Grasshopper Rock.

 

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