Oakdene News & Events
We are pleased to offer the latest vintage of what has arguably become one of the benchmark wines from our region, the Oakdene William Shiraz from the exceptional 2012 vintage.
Accepting entries from wines made from grapes grown in the Ballarat, Geelong, Henty, Grampians, Pyrenees, Bendigo and Sunbury regions, the Ballarat wine show offers us a great opportunity to benchmark our wines with some of Victoria's best.
At the 2012 Ballarat Wine Show, judged in September last year, our 2012 William Shiraz was awarded Top Gold in its class, Trophy for Best Regional Shiraz, and Trophy for Best Regional Red Wine. The Shiraz then followed up by winning a Gold Medal in the Geelong Wine Show in October.
The 2012 growing season produced some fantastic fruit across the board at Oakdene, with our reds benefiting most from a long moderate growing season. Our Shiraz is sourced from two individual blocks planted to clones PT23 and Best's (Great Western) in 2011 and 2002. All fruit is hand harvested, and fermented using wild yeast with the addition of 15% whole bunches to enhance perfume and structure, then matured for 16 months in new and seasoned French oak barriques.
The wine is now released and available for tasting in our cellar door, open daily from 10am, or by the glass in our restaurant. $35.00 per bottle/$378.00 per dozen.