2018 vintage

February 19, 2018
Summary. 2018 will be the warmest vintage we have experienced. It is hard to comprehend how much hotter than average this season is but the statistics will break records. September and early October were average apart from some heavy frosts pre-budburst. Temperatures in...
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A vertical tasting of back vintages has provided an interesting and important insight into how well Grasshopper Rock Pinot Noir ages.  In November 2017, Raymond Chan and his partner, Sue Davies, visited Grasshopper Rock with . We drove from Queenstown and had time for a...
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Pinot Celebration 2018

January 20, 2018
The Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration is the most anticipated event on the wine calendar and each year the event goes from strength to strength. The Celebration is held in late January every year with a break every fourth year for the national pinot event. International i...
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Limited release

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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