Everything about Amisfield is of the earth, including the stone building that houses our acclaimed Bistro and Cellar Door.
Formed from local schist, with a sharply-pitched copper roof and recycled timber, the building cuts a silhouette as sharp as the mountains that surround it.
The scene is dramatic. And while the structure is at first imposing, you’ll discover welcoming New Zealand hospitality inside. In winter, the fire is ever ablaze. In summer, sunlight filters onto the terrace. Whatever the season, it’s instantly inviting.
While you settle in and catch your breath, the backdrop is breathtaking with views towards Lake Hayes and Coronet Peak. Indeed, it’s not unusual for our wait staff to be told visitors haven’t yet looked at the menu.
‘Since it opened in 2005, Amisfield's cellar door restaurant has been an essential stop for gourmands and vinophiles visiting Central Otago – arguably the region's ultimate winery experience.’