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Omata Estate Vineyard

255 Aucks Road | RD1, Russell, New Zealand
09 403 8007
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Ranked #6 of 17 Restaurants in Russell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $35
Cuisines: European, Café, New Zealand, Wine Bar
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Description: Situated on a North facing peninsula amongst the idyllic surroundings of the Bay Of Islands, Omata Estate Vineyard boasts a beautiful sea view that can be taken in whilst enjoying one of our award winning wines and indulging in our delicious gourmet platter lunches. The vineyard lies in the perfect setting for growing lusciously ripe grapes - the long and hot sub tropical season housing an exceptional environment for the vines to flourish. Friendly, accomodating staff in a happy, relaxed atmosphere are here to make your stay in the Bay Of Islands a pleasurable and memorable experience.
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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We spent our honeymoon in Russell and wanted to take away a bottle of wine from the region for our five wedding anniversary. We loved the wine so much we ended up leaving with four various wines for future milestones. The host/viticulturist was warm and inviting, joking away with us right from the start. He put us at ease and... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Loved the Deux Blanc and the Rose. The views were stunning also. They weren't serving food which was fine for us but seemed to disappoint the crowd of 6 that turned up as we were leaving. I think the confusion came from the signs on the road advertising lunch platters. My advice to take advantage of this gorgeous place would... More

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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Omata Vineyard is a couple of kilometres towards Russell from the Opua vehicle ferry. We called in for luinch. We had a very pleasant chat with the lady attending to the sampling bar. It was perfect weather for sitting outside to enjoy the wine samples and the platter that was offered. The vineyard offers views over the vines to the... More

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Kawakawa, New Zealand
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Group lunch booking excellent per head value and fabulous location, sea views, vineyards and lunch smorgasbord food, very tasty with local delicacies on the menu. Also enjoyed the games provided and a very memorable afternoon. Absolutely stunning sea & vineyard views with a beautiful Sunny day enjoyed by us all!

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We were greeted by Lorna, who was hilarious, very personable, and educated us about wines we had not tasted before. Te Deux Blanc was divine and we had to share a bottle after (sorry) during the tasting! The platter of cheese and local meats and olives was scrumptious. The setting, overlooking the bay, was stunning. Not a bad place to... More

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La Condamine, Monaco
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The vineyard is in Russell, 2 kms from the car ferry, and definaetly worth visiting. Set on the hill it overlooks the green trees, the blue sea surrounding the bays and has a timeless feel to it. The wines are interesting. To add to previous reviews by fellow TA's, I particularly enjoyed the Chardonnay, which embodies a "good old fashioned... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Stunning venue for a wedding unfortunately Omata Estates manager Bruce made it an unpleasant experience. We booked the venue before he was on board so we didn't really have the option to change when he came along as it was too late. His manner was very unfriendly and rude. He made us feel like it was such an inconvenience to... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Anchored by sailboat and walked up a great trail to this amazing find. The view is breath taking, the Deux Blanc has converted even this red lover, and the service, welcoming friendship, provided by Lorna, was outstanding. This place is not visited enough. Go.

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New England
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Amazing view. Great wines. Unexpected location and really welcoming hosts. Bought the rose and the Syrah. Great way to spend the afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

After a 2hour walk finally reached omata. Well worth the effort. Such a beautiful place. Great wine, of course.The platter of food was a work of fine art. Lorna, doing the tastings, relaxed, welcoming and informative. Marguerita behind the bar was playing cool Cuban Cd's. We had such a feeling of well being that the journey back to our campsite... More

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