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All 39 Oamaru Restaurants

Birdlands Wine Company

3 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Ranked #15 of 39 Restaurants in Oamaru
Price range: $9 - $18
Cuisines: Healthy
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Description: Oamaru's finest wine bar, featuring local and South Island wine for tasting, by the glass or bottle sales, and tasty local platters. Tucked away in Oamaru's Historic Precinct, a hidden gem with a relaxed atmosphere, showcasing a great selection of local wine without having to travel to the seperate wineries. Loved by locals!!
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We got here about the 'penguin parade' and the place was buzzing with locals and regulars. Try their wine and talk to the owner/bartender/winemaker.

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Kakanui, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Last night I left The Bus Stop - Kakanui for my first venture into Oamaru to check out the night life. Armed with a local friend who knew the ropes, we ended up at Birdlands. A tiny wine bar located on Oamaru's infamous Victorian themed Harbour Street it was one of the cutest bars I've ever been in. The atmosphere... More 

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Toronto, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We stumbled into Birdlands while wandering around the historic Oamaru area and couldn't be more pleased with the find. We spoke with the owner who was happy to show us around the facilities and offered a taste of their pinot noir. Having lived in South America and tasting more than our share of good reds, we were pleasantly surprised with... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is a lovely little bar/restaurant. Its not open every day but when it is it provides a very relaxed atmosphere in which to drink a little wine and eat a little food. The manager/owner is laid back and knows his wines and beers. You can by the local ales brewed in Oamaru but their speciality is their own organic... More 

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Marseille, France
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

I spent a great tome there. It was not in my plan but i followed to kiwis. There is just one man in charge but he has always time to take care of you, to help you to choose the wine that match your feelings And time just to talk. The place is warm And you can come alone or... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Being 19 and not being hugely into clubs etc, I love the atmosphere Birdlands offers! Matt & Craig are always so friendly and welcoming. Divine Sauvignon Blanc, and their Riesling is very smooth too. Awesome wee spot in Oamaru to go socialise with many different people from all walks of life! Love it!

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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

After wandering around the old warehouse artists studios, we were pleasantly surprised to see a wine shop open for tasting. This isn't really a wine shop, it's a winery with complete tastings and snacks to pair with. We had a great time with the "business" owner of the winery and chatted with another couple traveling through town. After enjoying two... More 

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Matt H, Owner at Birdlands Wine Company, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed yourselves and hope the rest of your trip was enjoyable, cheers More 

11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

This wine bar is the best! We got there at 4 when they opened. And we ended up staying for over FOUR hours! We had wine flights, beer and a cheese plate. They have a great local following! It was so awesome to see everyone comming in from their work day and relaxing at the wine bar. Alice was singing... More 

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Matt H, Owner at Birdlands Wine Company, responded to this review

Oregon is now officially our favourite place in the US! Cheers More 

Oamaru, New Zealand
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

My partner and I went here and tried some different wines which were good. We then asked the owner about his own wines which we were able to try and were also amazing, along with the live jazz in the back room.

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Matt H, Owner at Birdlands Wine Company, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the feedback, its nice to hear our wine getting favourable reviews, and I will certainly pass on your compliments to the local musicians, cheers More 

Oamaru, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

I like this place for what you can learn about wine. It has enthusiastic, positive staff and lends Harbour Street greater diversity. Seating is cosy. Birdlands is another great local venue for people to socialise and share stories. Take a friend or go alone, you'll be made welcome regardless.

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Additional Information about Birdlands Wine Company

Address: 3 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03-4342185
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
Average Prices: USD 9 - 18
Cuisine: Healthy

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