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.
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.
Pinot Noir accounts for over 60% of the production with the balance made up of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Riesling.
"Working with nature, not against it" is the motto at the Amisfield Vineyard and probably the biggest feather in the vineyard's cap is the purpose built wetland area behind the winery. This wetland is responsible for keeping all the water we use on a loop, feeding the waste water from the winery into the tanks then through the bug banks and cells that filter the water over time before it comes to rest in a pond. Frogs have found a home in the wetlands. Frogs are a great environmental indicator as their presence confirms that the water is prue and… Continue reading →
Our South African born vineyard manager Andre Lategan introduced a rasp of African Guinea Fowl back in 2004 and thanks to Andre's dedication in egg hunting, incubation and nursery care the birds are now flourishing. They patrol the vineyard in "gangs" or "teams" and like feeding on the grass grub pest. From time to time Andre also lets us test the theory that Pinot Noir is a great food match with gamey bird. Continue reading →