Amisfield Estate - Pisa
Amisfield was established in 1988 and is a Central Otago based specialist producer of pinot noir and aromatic white wines sourced from fruit grown on its 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 25,000 -30,000 cases of wine annually. Pinot noir accounts for over 60 per cent 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 70,000 guests sample the range of vintages every year.