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Omata Estate Vineyard

$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, New Zealand, Cafe, European
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212 Aucks Road | RD1, Russell 0272, New Zealand
+64 9-403 8007
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Napier, New Zealand
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140 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Driving from Okiato ferry landing, Omata is on the left. Continue a couple of km down a driveway and you will recognise it because of the sea view. We've had a pre wedding celebration here three years ago and have just returned for an anniversary. The Pinot was aromatic and the seafood and meat platters interesting. At $100 for a... More 

Thank Margaret S
OmataEstateVineyard, Manager at Omata Estate Vineyard, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words Margaret, we are so pleased you loved it. More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Been a while since we have been at Omaha Estate Vineyard. Had a birthday lunch. The platters were generous and well priced. the hospitality superb and the friendly staff were fantastic. All of that would have made for a high rating but the add the stunning views over the vines and bay, the lovely brick floors in the cafe and... More 

Thank Peter V
OmataEstateVineyard, Manager at Omata Estate Vineyard, responded to this review

It was great to have you here, Peter. Thank you for a great review, we hope to see you again. More 

New Zealand
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

The Omata Estate is tucked away down a long driveway but well worth the effort. With a gorgeous outdoor eating area looking out across the Bay, it's easy to stay on and enjoy the hospitality. We enjoyed beautiful wines with a lunchtime Mediterranean platter. Service was friendly and personable and Molly, the resident black lab, adds to the lovely laid... More 

Thank MarGoNewZealand
OmataEstateVineyard, Manager at Omata Estate Vineyard, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed yourself at Omata. Molly loves our guests just as much as they love her, its fantastic! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Headed out her with one of our children for a slightly adult offering on the recommendation of a local. Stunning setting. Started with the informative wine tasting. Not a drop of sauv blanc on site. What a treat. Superb Pinot Gris, rose and Chardonnay. Followed by delicious thin and crispy wood fired pizzas with a few glasses of the Pinot... More 

Thank Helen O
OmataEstateVineyard, Manager at Omata Estate Vineyard, responded to this review

Thanks, we are so happy you enjoyed our Pinot Gris as much as we do. More 

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264 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Driving up and up from the main road, we wondered what we were getting into - but our visit was as close to the heavens as we could imagine. Friendly tasting (with sweet and behaved dog) and then an exquisite "tasting platter" on the deck, grape vines hanging overhead, and a view of a wine-lovers' paradise.

Thank kehoedds
OmataEstateVineyard, Manager at Omata Estate Vineyard, responded to this review

Wow, I love your description! Thank you so much for your kind words, we are so glad you loved it here. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

I work in the wine business in CA, and this winery experience was breathtaking. We sat outside with a perfect view of the vines and the bay, did the wine tasting before lunch, where the viticulturist was knowledgeable about the wines, the wine making process, which made tasting the delicious wines even better. The lunch itself was yummy too. There... More 

Thank Christina G
OmataEstateVineyard, Manager at Omata Estate Vineyard, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review, i'm so happy to hear our wine tasting was informative even for a wine buff. It's always fun to talk wine with someone in the industry in a different country. Great to hear how much you enjoyed yourselves. More 

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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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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193 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

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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
$10 - $18
Wine Bar, New Zealand, Cafe, European
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Aucks Road | RD1, Russell 0272, 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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