Plus some great reviews!

Offering up the latest vintage of what has arguably become one of the benchmark wines from our region, the Oakdene Single Vineyard William Shiraz from the highly regarded 2018 vintage.

Sourced entirely from the Oakdene vineyard planted in 2001, with a unique mix of clones including the Bests clone sourced for the original plantings in Great Western Victoria. This release shows the hallmark characters of black pepper and spice in abundance, due the long cool growing season. 

We offered a small taste of this new release during the Geelong region Winter Shiraz Weekend and it would be fair to say it was a hit!

We also quietly released our 2019 Bellarine Peninsula Shiraz fairly recently, and again, it is an excellent representation of the style of Shiraz grown here on the Bellarine.

We have some great reviews for both of these wines already which are available now online and in the Cellar Door.


2018 Oakdene Single Vineyard William Shiraz

Deep ruby red with bright lifted aromatics of black pepper, spice and abundant black & red fruits and garden woody herbs. Medium bodied palate, with savoury red berry fruit characters, iodine, violets, and spice. Ripe tannins and well-integrated French oak. Balanced acidity, and a long savoury finish.  Shiraz was destemmed, with 20% included as whole bunches and then fermented using wild yeast in small open vats peaking at 30 degrees C with extended maceration on skins post ferment. Pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation, and matured in French oak barriques (30% new) for 16 months, and bottled in August 2019.  Highly enjoyable now, or cellar over the next 5 to 15 years.

$43 Bottle / $38.70 Member Price





93 points, Ned Goodwin - Halliday Wine Companion 2021 "A lustrous crimson. Glossy and attractive. This is good. Very. High on personality and a welcome respite from the wave of overtly reductive shiraz that mars the contemporary wine-scape. A seasoning of 15% whole-bunch in the mix. Maturation in French oak (30% new) for 16 months. Ferrous of texture. Saline, too. Violet, tapenade, iodine and salumi notes shimmy long across a rail of peppery acidity. A little more grape tannin would service more savouriness.”

93 points - Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front - “More often than not, shiraz is the best wine in the Oakdene stable.  This is another very good release. It’s flooded with cherry-plum flavour though there are also elements of iodine, smoked meat, black pepper, musk-infused-strawberry and fragrant garden herbs. It presents as seamless; I wouldn’t call it a challenging wine, despite it’s obvious savoury inputs. There’s ample fruit, ample velvet. It’s a lovely drink.”

92 points, Ralph Kyte-Powell - The Real Review - “Medium-depth, ruby-red coloured, this young wine demonstrates cool-climate shiraz traits via aromas of pepper, undergrowth and red berries. A thread of smoky oak adds dimension. It's medium in body and spicy to taste, with attractive texture, ripe tannins and a sustained, aromatic finish.”







2019 Bellarine Penisula Shiraz 

Vibrant medium purple hue with intense aromas of dark savoury fruit, black licorice and spice.  Full, yet medium weight palate driven by red, purple, and black fruits. White pepper and exotic spice, approachable structure and persistence. Shiraz was destemmed, and then fermented in small open vats. Pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation and matured in French oak barriques (10% new) for 11 months, then bottled in February 2020. Drink now or over the next 2 to 8 years.

$24 Bottle / $21.60 Members Price




90 points & Special Value rating, Jeni Port - Halliday Wine Companion 2021 - 'Destemmed, fermented in small open-top vats with cultured yeast, mlf, 11 months in French oak barriques (10% new). Forest floor, earth, briar, fennel and red/blue berries on the bouquet. Autumnal in character, it cuts a sleek figure with a taut - almost steely - tannin/acid drive that puckers the mouth. Speaks of its cool-climate home.'

90 points, Aaron Brasher - The Real Review - #14 of 25 Shiraz from Port Phillip region"A lovely youthful colour in the glass. Aromas of blueberry, violets, spice and a slight vegetal edge (reduction?). A fleshy and juicy palate, blue fruits and brambly blackberry flavours abound. There's some tangy acidity and a greener, whole-bunch woodsy piece that adds some grip and structure. A youthful wine that needs some time to come together". 




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