New Zealand wine producer Amisfield is returning to the UK after the company signed a distribution deal with Inverarity Morton.

The Otago-based winery will see its 2011 Pinot Noir and 2013 Sauvignon Blanc distributed by the Scottish wine and spirits merchant throughout the region, it said today (27 May). Amisfield's wines were last in the UK five years ago, when they were distributed by Fields, Morris & Verdin and Berry Brothers. 

On the length of the deal, a spokesperson for Inverarity Morton said it is an "open-ended" contract. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. 

Craig Erasmus, Amisfield's CEO, said the company had decided to return to the UK following a management restructure in 2012. "Entering the UK is a key step in our strategic goal of a becoming a globally recognised brand and making our wines available to the broader international market," he added.

Earasmus took over as CEO from the company's founder, Fleur Caulton, two years ago.