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Omata Estate Vineyard

$$ - $$$
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Cafe
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255 Aucks Road | RD1, Russell, New Zealand
+64 9-403 8007
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Amazing setting, rustic atmosphere kitchen seating is amongst the vines, looking out over the ocean. We enjoyed a glass of wine and a pizza - the woodfired pizza was delicious. Staff very friendly would recommend to anyone visiting the area.

Thank SuziQ001
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We visited out of season so this is a review of the wine tasting experience, not the food. The location is idyllic, facing north with a beautiful view over the grapevines to the water and islands beyond. The winemaker Bruce is a chatty and informative host and we bonded with the winery dog Molly. There is a sensible system of... More 

Thank sericea
Tauranga, New Zealand
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183 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Lovely Boutique Winery between Russell and the car ferry .Lovely setting up on the hill. White wines are worth a try.Worth stopping for a tasting. Didn't have any food this time

Thank 2014angela52
Coorabell, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

We were lucky enough to be the only 2 people there so got a private tasting from the viticulturist himself! He took the time out from tending the vines and training his apprentice to give us a tasting of their selection of wines and give us some info about the history of the property. The wines were lovely and we... More 

Thank DSansom
Truro, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon vineyard on walk from ferry to Russell. V glad we did. Very tasty wines so had to take some away. Lovely setting, friendly people and wine. What more could you want!?

Thank duncanaw
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Just had an amazing time at Omata Estate, superb service, amazing experience and Daniel was an extremely informative host, recommend everyone in the area come visit (and Molly was an added bonus)

Thank Jo J
New Zealand
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

Living in Russell, we thought we'd try Omata (this was a long time ago now) and haven't stopped going back!! During summer you can get the most delicious platters, and now with the evenings closing in a bit faster, their brand new wood-fired pizzas are amazing. The wines are great, especially the Pinot Gris which ranks right up there with... More 

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Russell Bay of Islands New Zealand
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Having seen several Facebook local reviews we thought it time we gave it a try and are glad we did. Not a great range to choose from but our thin based meat lovers and marguerites were delicious. Vineyard tasting glasses lead us to order a bottle of the Pinot Gris. We would have chosen their delicious Rose but " sorry... More 

Thank Russellite
Western Australia, Australia
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115 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Omata Estate well worth a visit. A nice selection of locally grown & produced wine. On Sunday's they serve home made wood fired pizza which looked very nice.

Thank John5947
Auckland, New Zealand
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

The last time I visited here was over 7 years ago. It was good then but was even better than I remembered it. The view is stunning and the wine is excellent and reasonably priced. We shared the tasting plate and a bottle of wine and it would be fair to say we were in no hurry to leave. Nor... More 

Thank Stu D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $35
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Cafe
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 Aucks Road | RD1, Russell, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: +64 9-403 8007
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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