Rod Easthope

New Zealand





Rod's Wines

Out of stock - more coming soon. In the meantime try Dunnolly Winemakers Selection Waipara Te Pae 2020

Iconic New Zealand winemaker - before you, he ran Craggy Range!

    • Rod left his full-time post as Chief Winemaker at Craggy Range, New Zealand's most iconic winery, to set-up-shop alone and make an exclusive range of wines just for us, using the BEST grapes that Hawke's Bay, Marlborough and Central Otago have to offer. 
    • Rod is an immense talent, whose wines are dripping in medals, rave journalist reviews and oodles of Parker Points - and he can now strike out on his own thanks to Angel funding and backing!
    • This is a huge win because Rod is at the pinnacle of New Zealand winemaking. Your tastebuds are in for an incredible treat.

Map of the Vineyard

Rod Easthope's Story

"A short note to say hello from the other side of the world and how excited I am to be teaming up with It’s been a lifelong dream to be my own boss, and the Angel funding model is finally making that dream come true, so thank you.

I’ve had a fantastic seven years at Craggy Range, my current employer, but I can’t wait to get started on this new project, and produce an exclusive range of wines under my own name – at scale. It’s liberating to make wines directly for customers, rather than winery shareholders, importers, distributors etc - who remove or blur the connection between the winegrower and the people who actually drink it!

You’ll be pleased to hear I know where all the best grapes are hiding, and it’s great to have the backing to put them to best use and share them with you – so watch this space! "

Rod's Archangels

Archangels are our most interactive customers. They know our wines inside out and help us discover new wines for the site!

Jill Willson Flying Naked in the Rockies
3,661 Posts • 3,299 Likes • 210 Followers

Kicking back in the Rockies and enjoying all this wine :)

Barbara Swanick
803 Posts • 373 Likes • 147 Followers

Hakuna Matata - It means no worries for the rest of your days. It's our problem free philosophy - Hakuna Matata ! (Song written by Timothy Rice, musical score by Elton John).

Angela Goydish
2,076 Posts • 1,447 Likes • 184 Followers

Wine has become a hobby for me. I enjoy trying new wines and am constantly learning. A perfect night for me is sitting home with family, enjoying a nice dinner, a game of cards, and few bottles of good wine!