Restaurant/Venue Hire

Restaurant, Weddings and Events at Omata

Omata restaurant is open from November till March inclusive 7 days per week 11am till 5 pm subject to venue bookings. During the summer months we are open for wine sales, tastings and  platters 7 days a week within the normal hours 11am-5pm, and outside of these hours by appointment. In the winter months we offer wine tastings and sales 7 days a week but only by appointment on Mondays and Tuesdays. It is worth a phone call or email to confirm. Our Antipasto platters are $40, Cheese $25 and Mediterranean $20 and are designed for two to share. We serve food from Labour weekend till the end of May. We are 10 minutes drive from historic Russell on the way from the Car Ferry at Okiato.  Omata is the perfect place to stop en-route or on return from Russell to buy wine, for a wine tasting, platter style lunch, or just to enjoy the amazing views overlooking the bay.

We are open all year for Weddings/Private Parties and Corporate Events, but prefer not to host functions during our peak tourist season December and January. All four seasons have their own special charm at Omata. From the long hot summer days sitting on the shady terrace to the cooler days of the Winterless North, whichever season you choose to visit Omata you will find it aspectacularly beautiful venue.

For detailed wedding and venue hire information please email Deidre at


Weddings are unique, romantic and beautiful at Omata with breathtaking  views of the Bay of Islands and the rustic wooden beamed hexagonal retaurant with its cobbled brick floors and the surrounding  vine covered cobbled paths. The lawn area in front of the Restaurant is perfect for Wedding Ceremonies and there is also a large flat grassed area to the left for marquees with unobstructed views over the vines to the Bay of islands.

Venue hire for weddings at Omata is $10,000

Please contact Omata for more details

Corporate/Business Lunches

We can offer a wide range of menu ideas combined with a wine tasting for your corporate event at Omata. With its charming Restaurant and Terrace and stunning views, the Vineyard makes a fantastic setting for any Business Party, Meeting or Conference. The venue can be hired for sole use, or you may just book a table for lunch and experience a very entertaining wine tasting from our in house expert Bruce Soland. Please ask and we will do what we can to meet your requirements.

Please contact Omata for more details

Wine Tastings are available all year round and can be combined with a business function/party or lunch at Omata making for an excellent day out in the Bay of Islands. 

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visitor comments

Judged, in a New Zealand Herald Wine Review, as one of the top ten wineries to visit, from the Far North to Hawkes Bay

The pick of the bunch
World class wineries on our doorstep
by Phil Parker
NZ Herald, Jan 1st 2011

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