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“AMAZING customer service AMAZING food and AMAZING wine.... did I say AMAZING?”

The Vintry Matakana Wine Centre and Lounge Bar
Ranked #9 of 20 things to do in Matakana
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Boutique Wine Bar offering over 40 local wines, 20 craft beers & a great spirit range. Stunning light plates priced around $10 each. Relaxed, welcoming environment, with chilled seating & views of the Farmers Market.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Although I am from NZ I now live in the UK and had never been to Matakana so thought a good place to visit with my British husband to try various wines from the region and try the much talked about menu.

We originally went for a try of the wines and enjoyed them so much we went back the following night to try the food and we were not disappointed. We had the mussles, ceviche, stuffed mushrooms and the baked Camembert all were beautifully cooked and presented.

The real icing on the cake though was the awesome customer service - at the end of the meal we were asked if there was anything else we wanted.

My husband asked (tongue in cheek) for a bar of dairy milk Black Forest (this is the one kind they don’t sell in the UK so we make sure to stock up when in NZ) - obviously this was not on the menu :-)

As we went to pay our bill the fabulous girl behind the bar offered for us to try some fejoa wine (I can’t believe I had never tried this being from Northland!) as we were chatting and enjoying the wine - a huge bar of dairy milk Black Forest chocolate appeared before us on the bar - our waiter (maybe called Matt?!) had gone and got one for us from somewhere locally - We were just blown away by the service and how much they went out of their way to ensure we had an amazing time at The Vintry.

I will now recommend this local gem of a place to everyone for the delicious food, beautiful wine, chilled atmosphere and the great people that work there and are a credit to the establishment.

Cheers guys!!!! :)

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Kellie M
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Outdoor terraced seating overlooking the Matakana Farmer's Market. Good selection of local wines by the glass and delicious tapas style bites. We had the doughy garlic cheese balls, crumbed mushrooms stuffed with blue cheese with fig paste, crab and prawn croquettes, and a spectacular island-style snapper ceviche served inside half a coconut. Excellent!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Calum G
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

A good selection of wine and not over priced.
Not open all the time so check times before you go.
Service good.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank JLLLS
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Very comfortable inside and terrace seating, friendly staff, great selection of drinks and food (try the seafood platter, served on a wine barrel - absolutely fantastic, great for sharing!)

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Gina B
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Under the cinema complex this cosy, friendly wine bar proved to be the perfect place to start our evening. Wine by the bottle or the glass, comfy chairs and an open fire.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
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