A 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. Grasshopper Rock is grown, made and bottled in Central Otago, from Pinot noir grapes, sourced exclusively from our 7.8ha Earnscleugh vineyard.

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.

2015 Available online

  • 95 points - Bob Campbell MW
  • 19.0/20- Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
  • 4 1/2 Stars - Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide
  • 90+ points - The Wine Advocate

2011 5+ years bottle age


What they say about 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

"One of the best Alexandra and Central Otago labels" Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 2016

A Classic Wine of New Zealand Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide

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Awards and reviews - 2015 Grasshopper Rock

August 14, 2017
Reviews Bob Campbell MW - 95/100Aromatic with juicy cherry, plum, mineral and spice flavours. A backbone of fine, ripe tannins perfectly supports subtle fruit. Elegant, supple wine with cellaring potential. Aug 2017  The Wine Advocate #228 –Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW 90+/100 Medium garnet-purple...
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News & events

Grasshopper Rock now available Ontario, Canada. LCBO Vintages - June Classic Collection. Selling out fast. Link to online purchase here
Grasshopper Rock is proud to be served on Emirates.