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This wine comes from a special part of our Earnscleugh Vineyard. With vines now over ten years old the grapes in this part of the vineyard consistently show a distinctive character which we decided to capture in 2014. The soils here are the lightest in the vineyard being san...
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Reviews Bob Campbell MW - 95/100Aromatic with juicy cherry, plum, mineral and spice flavours. A backbone of fine, ripe tannins perfectly supports subtle fruit. Elegant, supple wine with cellaring potential. Aug 2017  The Wine Advocate #228 –Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW 90+/...
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2017 vintage

May 3, 2017
2017 was the coolest vintage for at least 15 years. The unusually warm September was followed by a good October and then a period of below average temperatures through until late February. Fortunately flowering was good but the cooler weather during berry development meant ...
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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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