Oakdene News & Events
This is a match made in heaven!! Cuvee Artisian Chocolate is coming to Oakdene cellar door to Match our wine with their chocolate!
Cuvee by Deniz Karaca is the newest love child of Australia's number one choclatier and pastry chef.
Cuvee Chocolate has been specially crafted to compliment wine. The day to visit and taste, at the Upside-Down house cellar door, is the 11th of February 11am-4pm, just in time to buy that special someone the perfect gift for Valentines day. You could match a sparkling with the Soleo, milk chocolate or a pinot noir with the medium dark Amphora, and for all you shiraz lovers, why not try the Gand Cru extra dark chocolate.
Come and see us, you know you want to!!!
James Halliday’s Wine Companion has reviewed the current release of our Single Vineyard William Shiraz 2014. See below some great words form Campbell Mattinson giving it a fantastic 96 points. For the record, this is the fifth vintage in a row the wine has received 95 points or higher from James Halliday's Wine Companion. ($43.00 a bottle)
“In beautiful form. Meat and spice notes galore but with plush, ripe, generous fruit as a flood of seductive power. Tannin is smoky, filigreed, and deceptively firm. The longer you spend with this wine the more it impresses. It's stellar.”
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James Halliday Wine Companion 2016
60 of the state’s best wineries come together to celebrate all that is fine about Victorian wine. Sip, sample and savour the state’s best drops on the lush green lawns overlooking the Yarra. With live music and tasting plates of outstanding regional produce, meet us at the City Cellar for a weekend of fun for the wine curious. The city Cellar will be held from the 4-6 March at the MCEC Lawn, 1Convention Centre Place, South Wharf. Oakdene will be there on the 4th so come and say hi and taste some our wines. It is a ticketed event so to get one just visit, www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au.
Barwon Heads Winestore is presenting Tastes of the Trail. A delicious event that celebrates the bountiful produce that can be found on The Bellarine Taste Trail. The lunch will consist of three courses with matched beer, wine and cider from the Bellarine. All dishes will be prepared by Annie's Kitchen.
When: Saturday 5th March 2016 from 12.30pm
Where: Barwon Heads Community Hall, 79 Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads
Price: $98.00pp including all 3 courses and matched wine, beer and cider
How: Tickets can be purchased via the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival website, www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au
The latest edition of the Halliday Wine Companion has been released for next year. Oakdene have had their most successful year ever! Not only has Oakdene Vineyards been awarded the 5 red star rating for the fifth year in a row, we have had nine of our wines rate above 91 points. Our highest ranking wine is the 2013 William Single Vineyard Shiraz. It scored a whopping 97 points and voted one of the best within its variety.
Our other high scoring wines are:
Liz's Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 - 95 Points
Ly Ly Single Vineyard Pinot Gris 2013 - 95 Points
Peta's Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013 - 95 Points
Bernard's Single Vineyard Cabernet 2013 - 95 Points
Jessica Single Vineyard Sauvignon 2014 - 94 Points
Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2014 - 94 Points
Ly Ly Single Vineyard Pinot Gris 2014 - 93 Points
Single Vineyard Pinot Grigio 2014 - 91 Points
Well done team!
We warmly invite you to join us in celebrating Geelong Wine's 'Winter Shiraz Weekend.' Oakdene is celebrating Shiraz at all 3 of our eclectic and stunning venues.
At the ‘Upside Down House’ cellar door, we will be releasing our Blue Label, Bellarine range Shiraz 2014.
Mr Grubb café will be tantalising your taste buds with Shiraz braised steak pies - sure to warm you up on a winters day:
Main : Coq au Vin Braised Spatchcock, Oakdene Shiraz, Bacon Lardons, Confit Eshallots & Black Garlic
Saturday 14th March, 11am to 5pm
Oakdene wines will be available to taste and purchase at the famous Flemington front lawns and rose gardens, as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. The Fleminton Grazing Trail & Cellar Door features a selection of the very best boutique wineries, breweries and producers Victoira has to offer in a unique cellar door atmosphere.
Apart from meeting the team and tasting our new releases, you can enjoy Australia's best horses competing on autumn's premier racing day, cooking demonstrations from leading Victorian chefs, global bites and beverages and a selection of childrens activities. The perfect recipe for an incredible day out for all ages.
Price: $25 Entry. $20 Tasting Glass available to purchase
Flemington Racecourse, 448 Epsom Rd, Flemington
Melbourne Cup Weekend 1st & 2nd November
Celebrate the 13th annual Toast to the Coast Festival at Oakdene over the Melbourne Cup Weekend. Showcasing Geelong’s premium cool climate wines and regional produce, Toast to the Coast is a sensational weekend of wine, food and fun.
A $40 Tasting Pass, includes a commemorative Geelong Wine tasting glass, and is your passport to enjoy wine tastings from all participating wineries across the entire weekend. Purchase Tasting Pass
Visit the Oakdene ‘Upside-Down House’ Cellar Door for informative tastings of our award winning wines, including new releases. Established in 2001, Oakdene specialises in the varieties best suited to the region: chardonnay, pinot noir, shiraz, pinot gris and sauvignon blanc, and the range includes both still and sparkling wines. The wines are elegant and complex and reflect the true varietal character of the region.
Enjoy a selection of gourmet food matched with a glass of Oakdene wine, while relaxing in the Oakdene Garden Café from 11am to 4pm, or book into our award winning restaurant for our Toast special - 2 courses plus a glass of wine for just $45pp.
Live Music - The Sweethearts
The Sweethearts, a 25+ piece girl soul gang (the only school based band in the world playing exclusively in professional settings) will be performing during Toast to the Coast. The Sweethearts are the present and future of soul music. Playing nu-soul, a fusion of styles based around classic soul (including a mixture or originals and re worked classic sounds), Sweethearts is the most exciting band of young female musicians in the world. Discover the Sweethearts