Set against the backdrop of the majestic Pisa mountain range, Amisfield is one of the largest single estate vineyards in Central Otago.
Spurred on by fond memories of childhood holidays in Central Otago, Amisfield founder John Darby was determined to master this breath-taking yet often unforgiving high country, convinced that this dramatic landscape presented the perfect environment for cool-climate viticulture.
After an exhaustive search he discovered Amisfield Farm, formerly a merino sheep station. The first vines were planted in 1999 and they continue to thrive in this continental climate with its cold winters, hot summers and low rainfall.
We recently completed the 5 year process of converting all of our vines to organic viticulture and were named as Organic Vineyard of the Year 2020 as part of that process.
Our simple philosophy is to nurture nature at every step and our hands-off approach means that our process takes time, with our wines yielding exceptional purity, intensity and vibrancy.