Rod Easthope

New Zealand

The winemaker from iconic New Zealand winery, 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.

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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!

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89% of 833 would buy it again

Price $24.99

Angel $12.99


83% of 1,091 would buy it again

Price $17.99

Angel $11.99



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