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.
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 →
One of Amisfield's cornerstone sustainability projects has been the development of New Zealand's first wetland winery waste water recycling plants, which is testament to our ongoing commitment to sustainable management practices throughout our business. Wetlands are amazingly efficient and diverse ecosystems that have the ability to stabilise and purify the natural environment. With every winemaking facility there comes the responsibility to manage the resulting waste water which can include residues from the juices and cleaning materials. On average 4L of water for every Litre of wine produced is used in the cleaning process accompanying the winemaking. Ten years ago when… Continue reading →