Fodor's Expert Review Amisfield Winery & Bistro
Step into this expansive winery and bistro and enjoy stunning lake and mountain views. Both the wines and the restaurant have earned accolades over the years, including Best Winery Restaurant from Cuisine NZ magazine in 2013. Go for a memorable lunch sharing locally sourced dishes that change with the season; sit in the sunny courtyard in summer, or by the fire in winter. The "Trust the Chef" menu is a good way to go. They're open for early dinner, closing around 8 pm. Wine tastings are available at the cellar door; the Pinot Noir, aromatic whites such as Riesling and Pinot Gris, and the Methode Traditionelle are all well worth sampling.