Darby sole shareholder at Amisfield


Queens­town property developer John Darby is now sole shareholder of Amisfield Wine Company. Best-known in Queenstown for co-developing Steamer Wharf and Jack’s Point, Darby was formerly Amisfield’s majority shareholder but recently bought out his partners. Amisfield – which owns a vineyard and winery in Central Otago’s Pisa area – has run an award-winning bistro and cellar door at Lake Hayes since 2001. The company, founded in 1988, planted its first vines in Gibbston Valley in the early 1990s.