a haven of distinction and indulgent tranquility
Purchased from the local Maori in 1831,by captain John Wright, Omata was a key destination point for European immigrants to New Zealand.
This began Omata's involvement in Russell under European ownership.
In 1883, the Deeming Family purchased 70 acres from John Wright's estate. This land was passed down through generations until 1994 when the land was developed to make today's Omata Estate.
Omata Estate is now owned by the Cashmore Family and under the guidance of Ben Norman ( viticulturalist) and Rod McIvor (wine maker) Omata has established itself as one of Northlands premier wine growing sites. The coastal climate similar to Waiheke, but further north and higher sunshine hours, is growing consistently stunning wines. Omata wines have won international acclaim and we are continually improving our soils and viticulture using natural and sustainable practices. Our goal is to pleasantly surprise your palate with every taste.