Oakdene

Oakdene

Oakdene is more than just a winery, it is an experience.

Oakdene is a family-owned vineyard situated in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula on stunning coastal farmland, where the maritime climate offers excellent conditions for producing low yields of high-quality fruit. Approximately twenty minutes east of Geelong, the venue features a cellar door, restaurant, café, accommodation and gardens.

Established in 2001, owners Liz and Bernard Hooley planted the first chardonnay, pinot noir and shiraz vines – traditional varieties well suited to the cool climate of the Bellarine region – to produce the flagship wines of the brand. Now, the family produces both still and sparkling wines and have added several other varieties to the production, including pinot gris, merlot and cabernet franc.

Dedication to excellence in the vineyard and winery has produced incredible results, with medals and trophies at major wine shows and a consistent five red-star rating in the James Halliday Wine Companion.

The Oakdene cellar door, known as the ‘Upside Down House’, is a fascinating building positioned amongst stunning vineyards and gardens filled with artwork just waiting to be explored. Driven by a small team of locals with an intimate understanding of the region and deep knowledge of the award-winning wines, visitors can experience expertly guided wine tastings and sample estate-grown, extra-virgin olive oils.

Visitors to Oakdene are spoiled for choice when it comes to indulging in a bite to eat. Marty @ Oakdene is a fine dining experience located inside the beautifully restored homestead, while nestled amongst a mass of birch trees is the cafe, Mr Grubb @ Oakdene, for more casual, relaxed offerings. The team also caters for weddings and special events.

More than just a place to visit, Oakdene is a destination like no other.

Gallery

Year Established 2001
Owners Bernard & Liz Hooley
Winemaker Robin Brockett & Marcus Holt
Ave. Tonnes Crushed / Grown 50
Hectares under Vine 12
Brands Oakdene
Oakdene Blue Label
Red Varietals
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Merlot
  • Rose
  • Shiraz
White Varietals
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Pinot Gris
  • Riesling (Late Harvest)
  • Sauvignon Blanc
Sparkling Varietals
  • Sparkling Blanc de Blanc
  • Sparkling Pinot Noir/Chardonnay
Awards 2019 Gourmet Traveller Australia’s Best Cellar Door Awards – Best Additional Experience

2018 Gourmet Traveller Australia’s Best Cellar Door Awards – Best Additional Experience

2017 Geelong Wine Show
– Vinvicta Products Trophy for Most Successful Exhibitor
– Seguin Moreau Trophy for Best Oak Matured Chardonnay, 2016 Liz’s Chardonnay
– The Black Salt Restaurant Trophy for Best Pinot Noir, 2016 Peta’s Pinot Noir

2017 Halliday wine Companion
– Best of the Best by Variety, Winner – 2016 Jessica Sauvignon

2014 Ballarat Wine Show
– Trophy Best Regional Red Wine

2013 Ballarat Wine Show
-Trophy Best Regional Shiraz
-Trophy Best Regional Red Wine

Restaurant Awards
2015 The Age Good Food Guide – 14.5/20

2015 Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence
Victorian Finalist – Restaurant in a Winery

2015 – Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner

2015 Dimmi People’s Choice Awards Winner for:
– Best for Special Occasion
– Best for Service
– Best for Atmosphere
– Best for Fine Dining
– Top Rated Modern Australian
– Top 100

2014 The Age Good Food Guide – 14.5/20

2014 Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence
– Victorian Finalist – Restaurant in a Winery
– Victorian Finalist – Tourism Restaurant

2014 – Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner

2014 Dimmi People’s Choice Awards Winner for:
– Best for Special Occasion
– Best for Service
– Best for Atmosphere
– Best for Fine Dining
– Top 100

2013 Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence
– Victorian Winner – Restaurant in a Winery
– Victorian Winner – Tourism Restaurant

2012 Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence
– National Winner – Restaurant in a Winery
– National Winner – Tourism Restaurant
– Victorian Winner – Restaurant in a Winery
– Victorian Winner – Tourism Restaurant

2010 Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence
– National Winner – Restaurant in a Winery
– Victorian Winner – Restaurant in a Winery

2019 Geelong Wine Show
– Trophy: Best other Wine, 2015 Yvette Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay
– Trophy: Best Shiraz, 2017 Oakdene Single Vineyard William Shiraz

2019 Ballarat Wine Show
– Trophy: 2015 Yvette Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay

Subregion

Bellarine Peninsula

Winery Type

Cellar Door and Food

Features

  • Accommodation
  • Cafe / Restaurant
  • Functions
  • Tours by Appointment
  • Weddings
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Open Times

  • Daily
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cellar Door Hours

The Oakdene cellar door is open 7 days per week from 10am – 4pm.
Marty @ Oakdene is open for dinner Wednesday to Saturday and lunch on weekends.
Mr Grubb @ Oakdene Café is open daily for lunch and dinner.

Contact Details

Address 255 Grubb Road
Suburb Wallington
Postcode 3222
Phone 03 5256 3886
Website http://www.oakdene.com.au
Email cellardoor@oakdene.com.au

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