trust the chef
A gastronomic leap of faith, our Trust the Chef degustation menu has been our signature since we opened. Our 3, 5 and 7 course options are designed to be paired with some of our most famous drops and library releases so you can enjoy the full Amisfield experience.
Executive Chef Vaughan Mabee maintains that our food is pure and simple, but never simplistic, creating elegant dishes that complement our wines. He is passionate about sourcing the finest ingredients of the season, foraging from the land and using local suppliers.
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Trust the Chef
Tasting Menu - Lunch3 course 'Trust the Chef' Allow 1 - 1.5 hours
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Tasting Menu - Lunch5 course 'Trust the Chef' Allow 2 - 2.5 hours
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Trust the Chef - Dinner7 courses Allow 2.5 - 3 hours
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Amisfield neufchâtelblack truffle, harakeke, Arrowtown plums
Evansdale Taniacow, New Zealand
Whitestone Lindis Pass briecow, New Zealand
Kikorangi bluecow, New Zealand
Barry’s Bay Wainui special cheddarcow, New Zealand
Barry’s Bay aged goudacow, New Zealand
Wangapeka Kinzett Creekcow, New Zealand
Cheese boardchef’s selection of cheese
Brut 2014Straw gold in colour, the nose displays fresh citrus and stone fruit characters with nuance of lemon sorbet. The palate has a zesty acidity, elegant and lean with a streak of minerality on the finish.
Sauvignon Blanc 2017Ripe tropical fruit characters and complex aromatics of citrus. Pink grapefruit and passionfruit dominate the palate with a defined mineral finish.
Sauvignon Blanc 2012 - library releaseAromas of green fruit and freshly cut hay. Fresh vibrant and complex palate with matured fruit sweetness and a powerful acid-driven finish.
Pinot Gris 2017Characters of white flesh pear with nuances of shortbread and spice. Natural acidity balances the slight residual sweetness.
Pinot Gris 2009 - library releaseAn aged Pinot Gris showing elegant lifted aromas of freshly mown hay, ginger and white nectarine with delicate fruit weight and a flinty and dry finish.
Burn Pinot Gris 2016 375mlA complex flavour profile attributed to the "orange wine" style. Intriguing depths of flavour on the palate with hints of dried berries, ginger spice, nuttiness and floral notes while offering a vigorous and fresh finish.
Dry Riesling 2016Citrus, lime and crème brûlée characters intertwine beautifully with sweetness on the palate and bright acidity.
Dry Riesling 2011 - library releaseIntense aromatics, with lime sherbet, orange blossom and green apple. An elegant and focused palate, with juicy acidity and great length.
Lowburn Terrace Riesling 2017Intense pure apple and citrus aromas compliment mineral notes with a bright and zesty finish. We feel this style reflects the stony soil from which the grapes are grown.
Rocky Knoll Riesling 2006 - library releaseAn aged medium sweet Riesling with luscious nectar characters with a touch of honey, apple and grapefruit.
Rocky Knoll Riesling 2003 - library releaseMade in extremely limited quantities in a Spaetlese style. This wine is showcasing classic aged Riesling characters of bees wax and toast with underlining mineralilty and a fresh finish.
Chenin Blanc 2016A bit of a quiet achiever in our vineyard. Vibrant aromas of citrus, sultana and green apple leading to a zingy palate with bracing acidity.
Fumé Blanc 2015Aromas of toasted coconut and dried apricots and a palate with a wealth of tropical fruits , richness, smokey complexity and a striking streak of acidity. A recommendation for drinkers of Chardonnay.
Fumé Blanc 2008 - library releaseThe first vintage released in this barrel fermented style. This wine was full bodied with plenty of toasty, smoky flint complexities from the oak barriques.
Pinot Noir Rosé 2017With vibrant summer fruit, aromas of watermelon, strawberry and raspberries this wine is instantly appealing. The palate has added hints of pink, marshmallow with a refreshingly dry finish.
Pinot Noir Rosé 2017 MagnumWith vibrant summer fruit, aromas of watermelon, strawberry and raspberries this wine is instantly appealing. The palate has added hints of pink, marshmallow with a refreshingly dry finish.
Pinot Noir 2015The current release of our signature wine. Youthful aromatic expressions of sweet red cherries, mulberries and plums lead to a complex and lingering palate. The oak is light and subtle to complement the fine grained tannins and supple acidity.
Pinot Noir 2014Sweet aromatics of black cherries with a hint of cinnamon. The palate is broad, complex and lush with dark chocolate and gripping tannins on the finish.
Pinot Noir 2013Aromas of bright red fruit and Christmas cake lead to a palate of retrained fruit presence and delicate silky tannins under pinned by a vibrant acidity.
Pinot Noir 2010 - library releaseA bold wine from a warm low yielding vintage. Earthy undertones, with autumn berry fruits and dark chocolate.
Pinot Noir 2008 - library releaseBeautiful aromas of berries, violets, mocha and spice. Supple palate of lush dark fruits and velvety tannins.
Pinot Noir 2007 - library releaseA favourite of our winemaker. Classic Central Otago characteristics of dark fruits, leather, spice and fine grained tannins.
Pinot Noir 2005 - library releaseBarrel ages in the newly opened Bistro cellar, this wine has developed beautifully in the bottle over the years and is still showing sweet fruit and a bright acidity.
RKV Reserve Pinot Noir 2014RKV represents the best of our single vineyard Estate. Expressive dark fruit with mocha, liquorice, spicy oak and aromatic complexity. The velvety tannins are complimented with the plush fruit and supple acidity on the palate.
RKV Reserve Pinot Noir 2010 Magnum - library releaseComplex layers of dark fruits, cassis and spice underpin this benchmark Central Otago Pinot Noir.
RKV Reserve Pinot Noir 2009 - library releaseBeautiful aromas of dark cherry, plum, violets, mocha and spice. The finish is long, concentrated and complex.
RKV Reserve Pinot Noir 2007 - library releaseEight years of cellaring reward with aromas of sweet black stone fruit, cassis and dark chocolate supporting a velvety smooth palate.
Noble Sauvignon Blanc 2015 375mlDried apricot, honey and orange peel. The palate is lusciuos with dried fruit notes. Toasted notes from barrel maturation.
Noble Sauvignon Blanc 2008 375ml - library releaseTropical notes of passionfruit and guava abound, complementing an increasingly honeyed background.
Noble Sauvignon Blanc 2004 375ml - library releaseOur first vintage of a fully crafted Sauvignon Blanc ‘sticky’. A rare chance to drink a relatively old Central Otago Noble wine.
Espresso MartiniBlue Duck Rare Vodka, Quick Brown Fox Organic Coffee Liquor, Allpress coffee. Served up
Amisfield SpritzAmisfield Sauvignon Blanc, Aperol, soda, orange wheel. Served up, on ice
Raspberry BelliniAmisfield Brut 2014, house-made fruit purée.
Amisfield Bloody MaryAmisfield Pinot Noir, Blue Duck Rare Vodka, house spice mix, tomato juice, hot sauce, lemon juice. Served long with snacks
Grove Old FashionedAmisfield extra virgin olive oil, Woodford Reserve bourbon, sheep sorrel syrup, Bittermens Orange Crème Citrate. Served on the rocks after much stirring. It's summer, ask for a dash of Otago Cherry Liquor in your Old Fashioned.
Summer Cup PunchAmisfield Rosé, Sipsmith, Sloe Gin, lemon juice, soda. Served long, on ice
Beers & CiderCassels Milk Stout (5.2%) Amisfield x Lake & Wood barrel-aged Saison (4.6%) Emerson’s Pilsner 500ml (4.9%) Garage Project Hapi Daze Pacific Pale Ale (5.4%) Garage Project Hatsukoi Tokyo Lager (5.5%) Hallertau Pale Ale #2 (5.3%) Hallertau Granny Smith Apple Cider (5%) Heineken (5%) Heineken Light (2.2%) $9-$16
SpiritsBlue Duck Rare Vodka Black Robin Rare Gin Eldorado 5 year Rum Woodford Reserve Bourbon Arette Anejo Tequila Amaro Montegro Averna Amaro Delmain Cognac Pale and Dry The Dalmore 15 year Single Malt Lagavulin 16 year Single Malt Penfolds 20 year Grandfather Port $10-$22
Non-alcoholicBatchwell Organic Kombucha Grandma style house made lemonade House made fruit punch Soft drinks Benjer Juices $6-$10