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Omata Estate Vineyard

255 Aucks Road | RD1, Russell, New Zealand
09 403 8007
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Ranked #6 of 18 Restaurants in Russell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $35
Cuisines: European, Café, New Zealand, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Reservations
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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Wellington, New Zealand
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138 reviews 138 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We booked at the information centre after a recommendation of a friend. A courtesy car picked us up from the wharf. After a short 10 min drive we were sitting at a table on-top if a hill with an amazing view over the harbour. The wine tasting and platter were delicious and freshly prepared. The only food available was a... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited the Omata Estate winery today. Such a peaceful & relaxing place. The platter was generous and delicious. The wine was perfect and very reasonable. Our hosts were lovely and knowledgeable about their craft. It was such a treat to have some time out in such a great setting. Thank you. IWould highly recommend.

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New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

While staying in Russell we stopped by Omata for a wine tasting and "lunch" as was advertised on the sign along the road. We also called to make sure that lunch was, in fact, available. When we arrived and waited for the menu we were told that "lunch" was an antipasto platter which included meats, seafood and cheeses. All were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We absolutely love love loved our experience here. Would highly recommend to anyone. Great food, incredible service from the professional and knowledgeable but very personable and friendly and funny lady, with her sweet 10 year old sidekick trainee. Amazing view. Loved the Pinos Gris, was happily tipsy after buying a bottle to share and sharing another that we bought takeaway!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Amazing view from the top of the hill over the vines and bay. Bruce the vineyard manager gave us a very interesting wine tasting (and some tips for picking wines) before we enjoyed a lovely platter with meat, seafood and cheese and a bottle of pinot gris - exactly what we needed after a long walk. The location really is... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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46 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We drive up to surprise a friend for her birthday. What a great spot. Views are fabulous. Tasting platters were very nice and the wines also very nice. Would recommend a visit of you are near.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

A great location with a wonderful view down the harbour over the vines. The tasting and antipasto were superb as was the host who was very knowledgeable and quite the chef.

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Palmerston North
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Great visit to this beautiful Winery looking out over tha Bay of Islands. Wine tasting was great with some lovely wines there. Must do for any visitors to the area.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Amazing location, lovely host, great food and delicious wine. A must do lunch in Russell, highly recommended by myself, my mother and my sister.

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Auckland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

Called in here on our way back from Russell and we are glad we did. It's in a great location with a wonderful view down the harbour over the vines. We didn't eat, but certainly did the tasting, sitting outside taking in the view. Our host was very knowledgeable, witty and not afraid to take a lot of the pretentiousness... More 

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Additional Information about Omata Estate Vineyard

Address: 255 Aucks Road | RD1, Russell, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09 403 8007
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
Average Prices: USD 8 - 35
Cuisine: European, Café, New Zealand, Wine Bar

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