We decided to do something a little different with our Cabernet Franc from the 2022 vintage.  We gave it, its own label.  Can we say, it has been well worth the effort?!

There are not a lot of straight Cabernet Francs on the ground around these parts (this is growing), but for those that are, it shows that this grape does incredibly well in our region as a standalone varietal.

Speaking of doing things a little differently, our latest Bellarine Peninsula Field Blend in the 2022 vintage is made up of 80% Shiraz and 20% Merlot, so we have a medium bodied red, with the lovely plum and peppery flavours typically found in a cool climate Shiraz.

We have also just welcomed back our long-awaited Pinot Grigio and Late Harvest Riesling from the 2023 vintage. 

So, there are some excellent new wines to add to your list to try!  All of these are now available online and for tasting at the Oakdene Cellar Door. 



2023 Bellarine Peninsula Pinot Grigio

Pale straw with a bright salmon tinge and a lifted bouquet of citrus, green apple and honeysuckle.  Citrus rind and apple blossom driving the mid palate, balanced by racy acidity, a mineral backbone, and a long dry finish.  Fruit was crushed and pressed into stainless steel tank. Fermented at 13 deg for 14 days with lees contact post ferment for 3 months.  Fined, filtered and bottled in June 2023 to retain fresh fruit driven characters of the variety.  Harvested early to retain natural acidity, producing a dry, fruit driven wine, best consumed over the next few years.

$24 Bottle / $21.60 Member Price





2023 Oakdene Single Vineyard Late Harvest Riesling

Pale straw with a green tinge and a fresh aromatic nose of ripe riesling, notes of nashi pear, talc and Granny Smith apple.  Intense and rich palate of sweet ripe grapes and citrus, balanced by bracing acidity to give it a sherbet-like zesty finish and balance the sweetness.  Late harvested fruit was pressed into stainless steel tank  at 12 deg for 5 days, then chilled down to stop the process and retain sweetness. The wine was then fined, filtered, and bottled early to retain fresh fruit driven characters, residual sugar and balancing acidity.  Enjoy over the next 2 to 6 years with desserts and cheeses.

$23 Bottle / $20.70 Members Price





2022 Oakdene Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc

Bright ruby in colour with complex aromas of red currants, lilac florals, leafy notes and hints of spice.  Medium bodied palate, bright red and dark fruit, dried flowers and fresh leaves. Super fine tannin, driving acidity, and elegant, classic, bright red fruit characters.  Fruit was destemmed, crushed then soaked for 5 days prior to fermentation using wild yeast in small open vats peaking at 28 deg with 7 days maceration on skins post ferment. Pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation and matured in new and seasoned French oak barriques for 12 months.  Bottled in February 2023.  Drink now or cellar for 4 to 8 years.

$30 Bottle / $27 Members Price





2022 Bellarine Peninsula Field Blend

Very bright magenta in colour with a perfumed bouquet of red cherry, dark plum, dried cranberry and pepper.  Light bodied and fresh, with bright acidity and juicy fruit driving the palate. Red cherry, raspberry, soft pippy tannin, and spice to close.  Shiraz (80%) and Merlot (20%) was destemmed, and then fermented in small open vats using cultured yeast, then pressed off early to tank for malolactic fermentation to maintain fruit and a softer tannin profile. The wine was then blended and bottled unfined in November 2022.  Enjoy now or cellar for 2 to 4 years.

$24 Bottle / $21.60 Members Price



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255 Grubb Road, Wallington, Victoria 3222     Phone: 03 5256 3886     Email: cellardoor@oakdene.com.au


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