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
New release tasting - 25 October
Alexandra Basin Winegrowers Annual Labour Weekend new release wine tasting at Olivers Clyde. Over 20 local vineyards including Grasshopper Rock. Sunday 25 October, 1 - 4 pm. Buy tickets online.