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Amisfield Wine Company Celebrates Tenth Harvest

Amisfield Wine Company is celebrating its tenth harvest this month marking yet another important milestone in the winery’s significant development during the past decade.

Amisfield planted its first vines in 1999 and the first vintage was bottled in 2002, attracting early recognition. Every vintage since has won national and international awards. The Amisfield Pinot Noir has been the company’s flagship wine and although still in its infancy the winery has developed a strong global brand.

Company winemaker Stephanie Lambert says since the first harvest in 2002 it is possible to trace the evolution of Amisfield’ s still very young vines.

“Our wines are now showing their heritage and we are excited by this because, albeit small, there is now some history in both our vines and wines and we can look forward to building on this.”

The Amisfield Wine Company’s state-of-the-art production facility commissioned at the Pisa vineyard site in 2006 was a critical step for the company creating a winery with a 600-tonne capacity, one of the largest in the Central Otago region.

“It is exciting for us to be bottling our tenth vintage this year in our production facility,” says Dr Lambert. “The winery has great flow so that the grapes are gently handled at all stages. Its capability was truly tested in 2008 when a bumper crop came off the vines and resulted in the Pinot Noir 2008 which has received many accolade including one of the highest Wine Spectator scores, of 93, in Central Otago.”

General Manager Fleur Caulton attributes much of the success of the brand to the tight knit team which has spearheaded the Amisfield brand into a product widely respected in both New Zealand and offshore.

“Amisfield is renowned for its quality and consistency at all levels whether it is the wine or the bistro, which like our wines has also achieved widespread recognition, since opening in 2005.”



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