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. 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.
Grasshopper Rock Pinot Noir is one of the Fine Wines of New Zealand. A definitive list of the finest wines produced in New Zealand.
2017 Grasshopper Rock
- Fine Wines of New Zealand list - one of 23 NZ Pinot Noir
- Classic Wines of New Zealand list - Michael Cooper
- GOLD medal - NZ Wine of the Year Awards
- GOLD medal & 95 points - Decanter World Wine Awards
- 95 points - Bob Campbell MW
- 17+/20 - JancisRobinson.com
- 5 Stars - Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide
- 19/20 - Joelle Thomson, Drinks Business
What they say about Grasshopper Rock
"Grasshopper Rock maintains its reputation as almost the definitive example of quality New Zealand pinot noir, at an unpretentious / affordable / realistic price" - Geoff Kelly 06/19
"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
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Fine Wines of New Zealand 2019
Grasshopper Rock Pinot Noir has been named as one of the finest wines produced in New Zealand.
Grasshopper Rock Club
Grasshopper Rock Club guarantees you delivery of one case of each new vintage and special Club pricing.