Amisfield was established in 1988 and is a Central Otago based specialist producer of Pinot Noir and aromatic white wines created from fruit grown on their Estate vineyard beneath the Pisa Mountain range in the Cromwell Basin.
This privately owned company’s 200ha property, once a prominent high country merino station, is one of the largest single vineyard estates in the Central Otago region. Over 80ha is currently planted with the majority of the vines being over ten years old.
Amisfield wines reflect the company’s grape growing and winemaking philosophy underlining faithful expression of site, minimal winemaking intervention and ultimate fruit purity. Stringent yield management practices deliver concentrated fruit flavour, consistency and complexity derived from the range of soils found on the vineyard.
A state-of-the-art purpose built winery is the focal point of the vineyard and produces 20,000 -30,000 cases of wine annually. Pinot Noir accounts for over 60% of the production with the balance made up of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Riesling.
Wines are showcased at Amisfield’s Lake Hayes Bistro and Cellar Door where more than 50,000 New Zealand and international guests sample the range of vintages every year.
- Amisfield RKV Reserve Pinot Noir, 98 points, 5 stars, Bob Campbell MW
- Amisfield Pinot Noir 2011, 92 points, Wine Spectator. Double-Gold Medal, 93 points, San Francisco International Wine Competition
- Amisfield Pinot Noir 2012, 90 points, Wine Spectator. 95 points, Bob Campbell
- Amisfield Pinot Gris 2014, 93 points, Bob Campbell MW
- Amisfield Sauvignon Blanc 2014, 93 points, Bob Campbell MW
Amisfield's Bistro and Cellar Door
Located 15 minutes drive from central Queenstown, overlooking Lake Hayes and back dropped by the Remarkables Mountain range, is the iconic stone building which houses Amisfield's Bistro and Cellar Door.
This distinctive Central Otago wine complex integrates with the landscape through the combining of local schist, copper roofing and recycled hardwood timber.
Opened in 2005, the Bistro offers a daily changing a la carte menu and the "Trust the Chef" signature menu which offers a shared dining experience, with dishes selected by the chef based on fresh produce and ingredients available on the day. The food is an expression of local seasonal ingredients simply prepared, and an ultimate compliment to the wines.