Grasshopper Rock

Grasshopper Rock is one of the worldÂ’s southernmost vineyards, established in 2003, and dedicated exclusively to pinot noir. In establishing the vineyard, we searched for land that would provide the best conditions for consistently producing premium pinot noir in an elegant Central Otago style.

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 and is sufficiently harsh and difficult to make the vines work their hardest. 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.

Wine Awards

  • Grasshopper Rock Central Otago Pinot Noir 2007 (Liquorland Top 100 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy)
  • GRASSHOPPER ROCK CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR 2008 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2010, Award Winning Wines)
  • GRASSHOPPER ROCK CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR 2007 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2010, Award Winning Wines)
  • GRASSHOPPER ROCK CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR 2009 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2011, Award Winning Wines)
  • GRASSHOPPER ROCK - CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR - 2011 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2013, Award Winning Wines)
  • Grasshopper Rock Central Otago Pinot Noir 2008 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Grasshopper Rock Central Otago Earnscleugh Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010 Pure Gold CHAMPION TROPHY (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Grasshopper Rock Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012, Pure Elite Gold (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Grasshopper Rock Central Otago Pinot Noir, 2008 (International Wine Challenge 2010)
  • Grasshopper Rock Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009 - Phil Handford (Bragato Wine Awards 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Grasshopper Rock Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010 - Mike Moffitt (Bragato Wine Awards 2012, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)

244 Earnscleugh Road
Alexandra
Central Otago

M: +64 21 853 908

CONTACT: Phil Handford