About Plume

Situated just an hour’s drive from Auckland or Whangarei, Plume, the vineyard restaurant, Matakana is a must visit destination on any Matakana wine or food journey – we are all about fabulous local New Zealand wine and produce which together can celebrate “culinary diversity.”  Plume is a small town, rural, rustic restaurant with friendly service from locally employed staff. It is a great change from the starchy fine dining service of a big city like Auckland yet is in a class of its own.


At Plume we believe a great meal is not just about the food and wine, we believe it is a complete sensory experience.



Gorgeous food – will be back.
Mark & Florence
Wow! We will be back!
Alf & Nadin
First time I have enjoyed my whole meal
You knock spots off the Hilton!! Perfect. Thank you
Most enjoyable day in the sun – food was amazing and the service was A1
Pat and Denise
Truly beyond amazing! We will be back
Andrea & Peter
Fantastic food, great service and beautiful wine
Annamaria & Matt
Fantastic meal, service and smiles! A great place to be!
Darrel, Janet, Erynne, Selkirk and Emma
Fish curry was “divine” – live music created an awesome atmosphere with added friendly wait staff
Errol & Lesley
Great vegetarian food – well done!
Very Impressed
Pure bliss and enjoyment!
Vicki & Lawson
A stunning lunch, we enjoyed it all
Wonderful wine – Runner Duck Red – it was recommended to us and well worth the trip to Matakana


Farida Cooper

Farida leads a fine and experienced team. Farida’s focus is on maintaining an extremely high level of service as well as training and supporting key staff. Farida’s personal commitment to the restaurant experience along with her love for food and wine ensures guests who choose Plume leave happy.


Sebastian came to New Zealand a few years ago from a background of managing bars and restaurants both in his homeland Germany and Ireland. Sebastian works closely with the executive Restaurant Manager ensuring our customers are well looked after. When not at Plume, Sebastian is likely to be pursuing his love for deep sea diving and fresh seafood.

Atesh is an award winning Chef who comes from a background of diverse experience: first in his mother’s kitchen as a youngster, then in various kitchens in Fiji before his career blossomed in New Zealand. He has worked for Langham, Stamford Plaza and Waitakere Estate. We are very excited about his future with us.


We are as passionate about sustainability as we are about our food and wine! At Plume we employ a number of sustainable strategies including:

  • An energy efficient north facing New Zealand villa type building design with a low carbon footprint.
  • A building that incorporates the use of as many recycled materials as possible.
  • A solar energy system to power the kitchen’s hot water.
  • Composting and recycling all our waste.
  • The utilisation of ‘rain gardens’ to aid in the uptake of stormwater run off and water conservation.
  • The use of wetlands and specific plantings to absorb water waste.
  • The biodiversity of the restaurant’s heritage gardens.

Plume believes firmly in the ‘3 R’s’: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and we actually walk the talk! We view sustainability as being environmentally friendly, socially responsible and economically viable!