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Omata Estate Vineyard

$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Cafe, European, Wine Bar
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255 Aucks Road | RD1, Russell, New Zealand
+64 9-403 8007
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Napier, New Zealand
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134 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
New Zealand
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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262 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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 

Thank sericea
Tauranga, New Zealand
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184 reviews
154 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 

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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
New Zealand, Cafe, European, Wine Bar
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?