Rod Easthope

New Zealand





Rod's Wines

An iconic, award-winning winemaker who's left the BEST winemaking job in New Zealand to set-up shop and make wines exclusively for YOU, all thanks to Angel funding.

    • 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 thanks to Angel funding and backing, he's agreed to get Naked!
    • 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 Naked Wines. It’s been a lifelong dream to be my own boss, and the Naked Wines’ 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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