The vineyard is on Earnscleugh Road, across the Clutha River from Alexandra. The site enjoys high sunshine hours and very cool night time 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 produces one of Central Otago’s most consistently top pinot noirs" Bob Campbell MW