Our team

Larni Wedd

Food & Beverage Manager

It was Larni’s desire to escape her small home town in Hawkes Bay to the big cities of the world, that introduced her to a career in hospitality.

After having worked in the hospitality sector for over a decade, most recently in Europe Larni returned home to New Zealand. It was a personal dining experience that first put Amisfield on her radar. Blown away by the unique surroundings and the best food and wine the region had to offer, it wasn’t long before she was leading the Amisfield food & beverage team.

Larni genuinely loves the hospitality industry and everything that the Queenstown region has to offer, and finds the best part of her day is when she can be the best part of someone else’s.

Olivia Herbert

Sales Manager

Olivia’s love for travel landed her in the hospitality industry. Through her 20s, Olivia worked in fine dining restaurants from Perth, to London, the USA, and Europe and everywhere in between. After moving back to New Zealand she took up a part time job at Amisfield’s Cellar Door for a season of skiing. 13 years later and Olivia has worked her way through five official job titles and has definitely found her niche doing something she loves.

When she’s not working, Olivia is found walking around the beautiful lakes of Queenstown, chatting the night away with friends and family and always looking for opportunities to travel.

Debbie Zampieri

Marketing Manager

After a career in publishing, media and fashion in Australia, Debbie was drawn to Amisfield from her love for great wine and food.

Debbie fell in love with Queenstown and Central Otago almost a decade ago, and likens the Amisfield wines to her children – unable to pinpoint her favorite but loves each for their unique character and story they go on to tell.

Away from work, Debbie spends time with her family and depending on the season outdoors skiing, gardening or walking the beautiful trails in and around Queenstown.

Gill Pringle

Financial Manager

Originating from Scotland and educated in England, Gill came to New Zealand after taking a gap year once she’d finished school, and was swept up by everything the country had to offer. After realising that she was well and truly a Kiwi at heart, Gill moved to the South Island and found herself at Amisfield a few years later.

Gill’s love of wine began through her travels around Australia, New Zealand and South America. Gill holds a special place in her heart for the 2013 Pinot Noir after working on the weekends for that vintage at the winery.

Outside of Amisfield, Gill spends her time around the hills, mountains and trails of Queenstown and of course, experiencing the local food and wine of the region with friends.