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

  • 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 library release

What they say about Grasshopper Rock

"There’s something very appealing about Grasshopper Rock. The focus on the single wine, the very reasonable pricing, the sheer ordinariness of it all. And I mean that as a true compliment; no glamorous winery, nothing flash at all but instead a producer quietly getting on with making wine." Jane Skilton MW

"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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2018 vintage

February 19, 2018
Summary.  An interesting and very successful season.2017/18 was our most extreme season yet. Serious frosts in the weeks before budburst followed by unprecedented heat mid-season and finishing with a -5° C frost in mid-April. Not every year thanks!One of the hottest Central Otago summers on ...
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News & events

Last cases of 2015 Grasshopper Rock - buy now 
"Well worth cellaring" Michael Cooper
"Heaps of potential" Mark Henderson ODT
"Will develop over the next 6-8 years" Raymond Chan

Grasshopper Rock Club

Grasshopper Rock Club guarantees you delivery of one case of each new vintage and special Club pricing.

 

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