Reviews The Wine Advocate #228 –Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW 90+/100 Medium garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Earnscleugh Vineyard Pinot Noir gives fragrant notes of crushed red and black cherries, red currants and wild thyme with a hint of violets. Medium-bodied, it has a gre...
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2017 vintage

April 7, 2017
The unusually warm September was followed by a good October and then a period of below average temperatures through until late February. January was the coolest we have recorded in 12 vintages and some saying it was reminiscent of the cool 2005 vintage. Flowering was good ...
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Awards GOLD – International Wine Challenge 2016 (London) GOLD - Sydney International Wine Competition 5 STARS - Michael Cooper's NZ Wine Buyer's Guide 2016 5 STARS - Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review SILVER – Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 SILVER – Hong Kong Intern...
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Bob Campbell MW spoke highly about the classy Grasshopper Rock Pinot Noir 2014 on Newstalk ZB recently and emphasised what great value the wine is. Bob Campbell also spoke about his visit to Central Otago. We have uploaded the audio here. ...
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A single focus on one site, one grape and one wine is rare in New Zealand....
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Grasshopper Rock is one of the southernmost vineyards in the world and is situated at 45.25 degree south latitude. We have always claimed that there are no vineyards any further south in the world and have found no evidence to suggest otherwise. At the International Cool Cl...
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2016 Vintage Season

March 21, 2016
Summary: The strong El Nino produced more cool south and southwest weather than normal in the spring and early summer. Fortunately the weather was fine during flowering and fruit set was good. The cool spring meant bunches were a little smaller than recent years, which is ...
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New Zealand Pinot Noir 2014 This vintage is set to trump the excellent 2013, offering more complexity, depth and promise, and the same lush, pure fruit, structure and balance. In his report Cameron Douglas MS gives the low-down on the regions and recommends his top 30 buy...
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From the Central Otago News desk of Pam Jones:

An Alexandra basin vineyard is believed to have made the biggest wine sale ever recorded in Central Otago to an international airline. PAM JONES reports. A record breaking wine sale by Earnscleugh vineyard Grasshopper Rock will put new eyes on Central Otago's wine industry...
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Historic vineyard site

October 14, 2015

150 years of vineyard history

The first vines at Grasshopper Rock were most likely planted before 1870 making them some of the first vines planted in Central Otago. Those vines are now long gone however in 2003 vines were replanted making this the oldest vineyard site in Central Otago to still be growing...
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