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Birdlands Wine Company

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Wine Bar, Healthy
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3 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 2185
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

This place was a bit of a surprise as I'd never heard of the label before despite having worked in the local wine industry. The atmosphere is ultra casual and the guy running it, Nathan, was very entertaining. The music was chilled and laid back but the wines sadly didn't match the rest of the experience. I thought the pinot... More 

Thank Chris F
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2014

We got here about the 'penguin parade' and the place was buzzing with locals and regulars. Try their wine and talk to the owner/bartender/winemaker.

Thank JT888
Kakanui, New Zealand
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65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014

Last night I left The Bus Stop - Kakanui for my first venture into Oamaru to check out the night life. Armed with a local friend who knew the ropes, we ended up at Birdlands. A tiny wine bar located on Oamaru's infamous Victorian themed Harbour Street it was one of the cutest bars I've ever been in. The atmosphere... More 

Thank DanieWigzell
Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

We stumbled into Birdlands while wandering around the historic Oamaru area and couldn't be more pleased with the find. We spoke with the owner who was happy to show us around the facilities and offered a taste of their pinot noir. Having lived in South America and tasting more than our share of good reds, we were pleasantly surprised with... More 

Thank ehclaire
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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607 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

This is a lovely little bar/restaurant. Its not open every day but when it is it provides a very relaxed atmosphere in which to drink a little wine and eat a little food. The manager/owner is laid back and knows his wines and beers. You can by the local ales brewed in Oamaru but their speciality is their own organic... More 

Thank Nigel H
Marseille, France
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

I spent a great tome there. It was not in my plan but i followed to kiwis. There is just one man in charge but he has always time to take care of you, to help you to choose the wine that match your feelings And time just to talk. The place is warm And you can come alone or... More 

Thank karkwa
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

Being 19 and not being hugely into clubs etc, I love the atmosphere Birdlands offers! Matt & Craig are always so friendly and welcoming. Divine Sauvignon Blanc, and their Riesling is very smooth too. Awesome wee spot in Oamaru to go socialise with many different people from all walks of life! Love it!

Thank rosepetalweston
Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

After wandering around the old warehouse artists studios, we were pleasantly surprised to see a wine shop open for tasting. This isn't really a wine shop, it's a winery with complete tastings and snacks to pair with. We had a great time with the "business" owner of the winery and chatted with another couple traveling through town. After enjoying two... More 

1 Thank Elyse1316
Matt H, Owner at Birdlands Wine Company, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed yourselves and hope the rest of your trip was enjoyable, cheers More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

This wine bar is the best! We got there at 4 when they opened. And we ended up staying for over FOUR hours! We had wine flights, beer and a cheese plate. They have a great local following! It was so awesome to see everyone comming in from their work day and relaxing at the wine bar. Alice was singing... More 

1 Thank Flag1976
Matt H, Owner at Birdlands Wine Company, responded to this review

Oregon is now officially our favourite place in the US! Cheers More 

Oamaru, New Zealand
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

My partner and I went here and tried some different wines which were good. We then asked the owner about his own wines which we were able to try and were also amazing, along with the live jazz in the back room.

1 Thank sv3nn0
Matt H, Owner at Birdlands Wine Company, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the feedback, its nice to hear our wine getting favourable reviews, and I will certainly pass on your compliments to the local musicians, cheers More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Wine Bar, Healthy
Restaurant features
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-434 2185
Oamaru's finest wine bar, featuring local and South Island wine for tasting, by the glass or bottle sales, and tasty local platters. Tucked away in Oamaru's Historic Precinct, a hidden gem with a relaxed atmosphere, showcasing a great selection of local wine without having to travel to the seperate wineries. Loved by locals!!

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