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Karikari Estate

$$ - $$$Pizza, ,
1001 Matai Bay Rd, Kaitaia 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-408 7222
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good18%
  • Average15%
  • Poor23%
  • Terrible12%
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Pizza, Wine Bar, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
1001 Matai Bay Rd, Kaitaia 1001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful evening so we decided to go up to the winery for dinner, we were warmly greeted by Moet and Ella. Sat out on the lawn area and enjoyed the stunning views and a Karikari merlot. Dinner was excellent, pan fried fresh snapper and steak...More

Thank peanut1810
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely views...!! Unfortunately, this is not enough for a restaurant in name..!! Lets face it: Wineries are rarely high temples of gastronomy. We mostly go there for the wine usually, however food is an important element of wine appreciation. This venue seem to be mostly...More

Thank JohnPaul1950
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only reason this place gets one star is because I can't award it zero. You have to give some form of rating on Tripadviser. Myself and my family arrived at this place to visit the winery and eat at the restaurant. However the place...More

Thank TillyMint001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived in the area for a weeks holiday and had been recommended the vineyard! Given our love of food and wine we were super excited to have a late lunch at the vineyard! We arrived and were seated promptly and provided menus immediately so...More

Thank Chante M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely grounds, a bit chaos with seating and how to order. Clementine was not to happy to be working that day as when asked how their private event went the night before she complained on the late night and then back to work the next...More

1  Thank dsdonwen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to this winery many times over the years. We arrived today on our motorbikes... place was busy. We expressed we would like a table. The woman said sorry our tables are booked. We noticed people were given rugs to sit on.. due to...More

1  Thank Sylvana C
Carrington_ResortNZ, Front Office Manager at Karikari Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are sorry you missed out on a lovely experience. What we advertise is bookings are essential to avoid disappointment please come back and give us another chance but ring Reception for all bookings on 09-408-7222 and we will endeavor to look after you and...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017

I have dined at Karikari Estate many times in the past, but have never been compelled to sit down and write a review. Today, I had lunch there and the food, service, atmosphere and view were all so perfect that I thought it was time...More

Thank rachelkimber2014
Carrington_ResortNZ, Manager at Karikari Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind words the staff this year have been trying really hard to make it a better experience at the Cafe and Winery. We still have many things we want to improve on like staff training and food quality and we want...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice location and the seafood pizza would have been great if it didn't have broken bits of mussel shell hidden in it. The bits of shell were large and rugged and could have done a lot of damage if i had...More

1  Thank owen s
Carrington_ResortNZ, Carrington Estate management team at Karikari Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your honest feedback. I apologize for this bad experience. This has been communicated to the concerned staff and the General Manager is reviewing training needs to ensure this does not happen again in the future. Kind regards, Carrington Estate management...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017

Clearly a popular place for people to visit. The views are amazing. Visited on the weekend and was really busy while there. There seemed to be a lot of guests not too happy however the highlight was watching the lovely Catherine attempt to smooth things...More

Thank sugarman01
Carrington_ResortNZ, Carrington Estate management team at Karikari Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Dear Sugarman, Thank you for giving us such great comments regarding the views and our staff. It was nice to have you stay with us. Look forward to welcoming you next time. Kind regards, Carrington Estate management team

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We had mixed expectations after reading the reviews, but decided to give it a go. The views were spectacular on top of the hill and what a venue! The pizza and wine were delicious, and the service was absolutely fine. I had a coffee to...More

Thank fleetch
Carrington_ResortNZ, Carrington Estate management team at Karikari Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Dear Fleetch, Thank you for give us a such nice reviews. We look forward to welcoming you next time. Kind regards, Carrington Estate management team

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Pizza, Wine Bar, New Zealand
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Matai Bay Rd, Kaitaia 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Kaitaia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-408 7222
  • E-mail
Karikari Estate is New Zealand's northernmost Vineyard and winery. Nestled on Northland's stunning Karikari Peninsula, the vineyard looks over the rolling coastal land of Carrington Farms, towards the top of the far north of New Zealand. Whether it's a tasting, a meal, or a weekend experience, Karikari Estate Vineyard and Winery is a whole new experience to savour and enjoy. Please note, that unfortunately pets are not allowed at the winery cafe.
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