Omata Estate Old Vines Syrah was recently reviewed by New Zealand's most acclaimed wine writer Michael Cooper in the Feb 7-13 edition of the Listener..  Heres what he had to say in giving our Syrah 5 stars!

"Attractively scented and densely coloured, this is a youthful red
with highly concentrated, ripe plum and spice flavours. Poised
and immaculate, its already delicious, but should be at its best
from 2016 onwards

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 Bruce Soland ( 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.

recent reviews

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

"I always knew Northland could produce great Syrah and this is a terrific example."

Sue Courtney's blog of vinous ramblings
Wine, food & other vinous topics from New Zealand
May 15th 2011

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