~ Amisfield Winery, Central Otago Nouvelle Zélande ~

OUR STORY

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 is an accredited and committed member of the New Zealand Winegrowers' Sustainable Winegrowing Programme centring on a quality management system and environmental sustainability.

ARCHITECTURE
LAKE HAYES & THE WINERY

Amisfield Lake Hayes
The construction of Amisfield's iconic stone building took two years to complete and overlooks the beautiful Lake Hayes and surrounding mountains.
The building contains some 1500 tonnes of Glenorchy schist and the striking hardwood beams in the Bistro entrance and dining room are from the Riverton Bridge in Southland that was washed away in the 1999 floods.
In the cooler months dine by warming fires and warmer months enjoy food, wine and the views from our Courtyard.

THE WINERY

Amisfield Winery is an innovative purpose built wine production facility which is certified sustainable. Capacity is 600 tonne and is one of the largest wine facilities in Central Otago. Amisfield Winery includes unique man made water purification systems and wetlands to filter the winery's waste water and convert this into irrigation for the vines.
With a state of the art production winery onsite we retain quality control at all times over the fruit as it's processed. The winemaking approach at Amisfield is one of minimal impact on the extraordinary fruit as its processed from season to season, making the wines a natural expression of the land from which they are created.