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16 August 2019 | Oakdene Wines

Oakdene Halliday Wine Companion 2020

2020 Halliday Wine Companion

Every year the release of Halliday's Wine Companion draws a lot of attention and excitement and the release of the 2020 edition is no exception. 

This year Oakdene has 6 wines rated 94 points or above and retained a 5 red star rating for the sixth year running keeping Oakdene in the top echelon of Australian producers.

Here is a snapshot of our scores and reviews.

95 points, 2017 Oakdene Single Vineyard William Shiraz 
Hand-picked, wild yeast fermented in small open vats with 15% whole bunches, matured in French barriques (30% new) for 16 months. Oakdene has decided to go for it in this spectacular vintage, and has got off to a flying start with this sumptuous wine. Picked at a modest baume level, it has the power more commonly found in the Barossa or Eden Valley at 14.5%-15% alcohol. This also has fine-grained tannins in best cool climate style.

95 points, 2017 Oakdene Single Vineyard Bernard's Cabernets
71% merlot, 16% cabernet franc, 13% cabernet sauvignon. Fine and elegant, the varieties complement each other with redcurrant, plum, cedary spice and pencil shavings amongst the aromas you can pick up on the bouquet, and a suite of similar flavours on the palate. It's long and supple with enough grip to encourage cellaring.

94 points, 2018 Oakdene Single Vineyard Jessica Sauvignon
Hand-picked, crushed, pressed to French barriques (15% new) for cultured yeast fermentation and 8 months maturation. High quality estate fruit, matched by skilled winemaking. This is a wine of real quality and stamina, its citrussy acidity driving the long palate and aftertaste.

94 points, 2017 Oakdene Single Vineyard Liz's Chardonnay
Wild-fermented in new and used French barriques. Attractive and generous in an open-hearted fashion, with white and yellow peach fruit, citrussy acidity and cashew/oak. Good overall balance and length.

94 points, 2017 Bellarine Peninsula Pinot Noir
Estate-grown, fermented in small open fermenters, matured in new and used French oak for 11 months. A highly expressive bouquet reflects the vinification (some French oak in particular), and the underlying quality of the fruit. The palate is plump, rich and textured. There's lots on offer here, now or in 10 years time.

94 points, 2017 Oakdene Single Vineyard Peta's Pinot Noir
Wild-fermented with some whole bunches to build spicy notes on the bouquet and palate, matured for 12 months in new and used French barriques. The bouquet is fine, the palate needing time to settle down (which it will do).

94 points, 2018 Oakdene Late Harvest Riesling
Probably not quite what is expected of a late harvest style in 375ml packaging, that being more typical of a luscious dessert wine. The water-white colour is an indicator. Following that there's ripe and aromatic riesling character on the bouquet, and a palate which is certainly sweet, but light on it's feet with crisp acidity escorting it all the way. Drink now and enjoy I'd say.

91 points, 2018 Bellarine Peninsula Pinot Grigio
Shows some skins/lees type savoury characters on the bouquet, along with the usual ripe pear aromas of the variety and a hint of apple pie with cinnamon. Nicely textured palate, quite mouthfilling, and offering sweet fruit flavour and lively youthfulness. It has reasonable acidity but it's basically soft and forward in style, so drink now is the way to go.

91 points, 2018 Bellarine Peninsula Rose
Made from whole bunch pressed pinot noir. Lifted aromas of strawberry, fresh and inviting, and there's a 'vinosity' of aroma that can sometimes be missing with rose. Flavours are light but attractive, red berries leading the way with rose water and watermelon in addition. Finishes well with a pleasantly astringent twist.

91 points, 2017 Bellarine Peninsula Shiraz
Estate-grown, open-fermented, matured in French barriques for 11 months. Excellent hue and depth. Well made, with a crosscurrent of red and black cherries on one hand, some muted savoury/leafy notes on the other. The overall balance is good, as is the length.

89 points, 2018 Oakdene Bellarine Peninsula Sauvignon Blanc
Generous fruit, mostly in the riper spectrum for the variety, although there's a background of more herbal characters and some evidence of the post-ferment time on lees. The flavours are fresh and juicy, just lacking the intensity for a higher score but there'll be few complaints from the customers.

Time Posted: 16/08/2019 at 8:04 PM
Oakdene Restaurant
21 February 2019 | Oakdene Restaurant

Pasta Nights at Marty @ Oakdene

Wednesday & Thursday's are Pasta Nights @ Marty’s
2 Courses for $35 per person

House-made pasta, decadent dessert, why bother cooking?

Enjoy dining at Marty’s on Wednesday & Thursdays nights throughout February with our 2-Course Pasta Night special for $35 per person. Prepared in house for the week, one special pasta dish followed by a delicious mouth-watering dessert. Our chef’s will surprise and delight diners with a different pasta & dessert each week to make you come back for more!

Please note there is no choice available with this menu, our A La Carte menu will be available for diners not wishing to dine from this 2-Course special offer.

To book, call us on 03 5255 1255 or book online.

Note: Entertainment card & other discounts are not able to be used for this menu.

Time Posted: 21/02/2019 at 3:03 PM
Oakdene Restaurant
21 February 2019 | Oakdene Restaurant

Faulty Towers Dining Experience at Marty @ Oakdene

Friday 10th May at 7pm
$140 per person
3 Course Meal, Drinks & 2 Hour Show

With over 21 years of globetrotting success, Faulty Towers The Original Dining Experience continutes to go from strength to strength, picking up 5* reviews wherever it plays. Expect the unexpected in this hilarious tour de force that makes you 'laugh so much you can't breathe' (GetWestLondon).

Chaos reigns right from the start as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a 3 course meal along with plenty of laughs. Totally immersive, it's a true blend of ingenious comedy and unique theatrical script, creating an experience that's perfect for comedy fans, theatre fans, and anyone who just fancies going out for a meal they'll never forget.

A loving tribute to the BBC's best-loved sitcom, this internationally acclaimed show was born in Australia in 1997 and now tours the world non-stop. This year's tour travels some 20 countries - catch it at Marty @ Oakdene on Friday 10th May.

Reservations are essential and full payment is required to confirm all bookings.
To book, call us on 03 5255 1255 or Book Online.

Time Posted: 21/02/2019 at 2:45 PM
Team Oakdene
24 January 2019 | Team Oakdene

Valentine's Day Dinner at Oakdene

Marty @ Oakdene
Dinner for $80 per person

This Valentine’s Day enjoy a unique & memorable night with the one you love at Marty @ Oakdene.

Spoil that special someone with our Chef’s signature ‘shared’ dining experience. Over a progression of 3 shared courses, diners can sample & enjoy some menu favourites plus a few special  Valentine’s Day offerings.

Treat your loved one to a night of indulgence for $80 per person.

Bookings are essential & full payment is required to secure your spot. Dietary requirements & allergies can be catered for when advised on booking.

Note: Entertainment card & other discounts cannot be used for this menu.



Mr Grubb @ Oakdene
Dinner for $49 per person

Enjoy a romantic casual dinner at Mr Grubb @ Oakdene on Valentine’s Day with a delicious 3 course set menu.

If you're not quite that romantic or just hate the commercialisation of Valentine’s Day, bring some friends and enjoy the night anyway.

Oakdene can still offer you a fantastic night out with exquisite food & wine.

Bookings are essential and full payment is required to secure your reservation.

Time Posted: 24/01/2019 at 2:45 PM
Oakdene Restaurant
10 August 2018 | Oakdene Restaurant

Oakdene Wild Fire Banquet

Marty @ Oakdene & Entertainment Card™ Present 
Oakdene Wild Fire Banquet
5 Course Degustation Dinner (incl. Beverages)
$100 per person (normally $135)
Friday 31st August

We invite you to join Marty & the Team at Oakdene to an unforgettable evening of exquisite dining in the surrounds of the ever-changing eclectic wonder of Oakdene.

This year, the Degustation Banquet will focus on 5 delectable courses of amazing local produce cooked over Fire, Coals & Grape Vines, with matched beverages & wines for each dish served.

The main ingredient from each course will be cooked over the coals, giving you a unique flavour combination which will then be accompanied with a selection of wild regional delicacies, some foraged, and some caught wild.

Beginning at 6:30pm, this event will be extremely popular and one not to be missed. Numbers are limited so please ensure you reserve your booking to avoid disappointment. Download Menu.

Phone 5255 1255 or book online.

Special Entertainment Members price is $100 per person for 5 courses including matched beverages & wines (normally $135).

Time Posted: 10/08/2018 at 1:24 PM
Oakdene Restaurant
10 August 2018 | Oakdene Restaurant

Father's Day 2018

Father's Day at Oakdene - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Sunday 2nd September


Father's Day at Marty @ Oakdene
Lunch and Dinner - 3 Courses for $80 per person (excl. beverages)

One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have someone to call mum and dad.

Spoil all Dad's alike this Father's Day at Marty @ Oakdene with a delicious 3 Course Lunch & Dinner Menu for $80 per person. Children under the age of 12 will be able to dine from our usual 2-Course Children's menu for $25 inlcuding a soft drink or juice. 

Please also note Marty @ Oakdene does not have High Chairs. 

We require full payment to secure your reservation. Reservations can be made by calling our restaurant on 03 5255 1255 or book online.

Father's Day at Mr Grubb @ Oakdene
Lunch & Dinner - 3 Courses for $49 per person
Breakfast - $25 per person

What would we do without dads? Did you know that Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.

Spoil dad this Father's Day with an exquisite 3 course lunch or dinner in our cafe for just $49 per person (excluding beverages). Download Father's Day Lunch and Dinner Menu.

Childrens meals are $15 which includes an ice cream and a drink.

Father's Day breakfast is also on offer at Mr Grubb with orange juice/apple juice, standard tea/coffee and a choice of 4 delicious dishes from our breakfast menu. Download Father's Day Breakfast Menu.

We require full payment to secure your booking. Bookings can be made by calling our cafe on 03 5255 1255 or email

Time Posted: 10/08/2018 at 1:19 PM
Oakdene Restaurant
10 August 2018 | Oakdene Restaurant

Parma for a Farmer

Order a Parma at Mr Grubb and 
Support Aussie Farmers in Crisis

With many farmers suffering through one of the  worst Droughts Australia has experienced; Parma for a Farmer is an effort to help raise money for those in the need. 

Parma for a farmer is an initiative that sees restaurants, eateries, hotels and clubs across Australia donate proceeds from parma sales to help drought stricken farmers. 

Mr Grubb @ Oakdene is proud to support this exciting initative and will donate $1 for every parma sold to the Buy a Bale Campaign.

Who can resist the chance to help our struggling farmers and dine on our delicious Mr Grubb Chicken Parma for just $16 (Panko Crumbed Chicken Breast, Leg Ham, Napoli Sauce, Swiss Cheese & Mozzarella served with Chips). 

Time Posted: 10/08/2018 at 1:15 PM
Oakdene Restaurant
24 January 2018 | Oakdene Restaurant

Valentines Day Dinner at Oakdene

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Oakdene
Wednesday 14th February
Marty @ Oakdene—3 Courses for $80 pp
Mr Grubb @ Oakdene—3 Courses for $49 pp

Treat your special someone to a magical, romantic evening with a tantalising & delicious 3 course dinner for Valentines Day.

If you’re not quite that romantic or just hate the commercialisation of Valentines Day, Oakdene can still offer you a fantastic night out with exquisite food & wine.

Bookings are essential and full payment is required to confirm bookings. To book please call 03 5255 1255 or email or

Download Mr Grubb Valentines Day Menu


Time Posted: 24/01/2018 at 4:27 PM
Oakdene Wines
21 December 2017 | Oakdene Wines

Another recipe from Marty@Oakdene


He has done it again! Chef Marty, from Marty at Oakdene has once again shared with us two mouth watering recipes and this time it is an Oakdene staff favourite, Pork Belly!

In case you are still trying to decide on what you should make for Christmas lunch, have a look at these two delicious options, crispy pork belly and papaya salad with sticky palm sugar syrup or slow cooked pork belly with sichuan pear, pickled daikon and king brown mushrooms.  Yummmmmm!!!

We think that pork is perfectly matched with a dry, fruit driven wine like the Oakdene Ly Ly Pinot Gris or the Oakdene Bellarine Peninsula Pinot Grigio, both available at our cellar door.

You can download Marty’s recipes here and try it for yourself!  

Time Posted: 21/12/2017 at 11:46 AM