cellar door : restaurant : cafe : accommodation
Oakdene Vineyards
255 Grubb Road, Wallington, VIC 3222

Harvest 2015

2015 marks the 11th harvest from the Oakdene vineyard since planting the first block of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz in 2001. Sauvignon Blanc and a second block of Shiraz were subsequently planted in 2002, and then Pinot Gris and a mixed block of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon in 2008.

We experienced an early start to vintage this year, due to the onset of early Spring. The growing season was moderately warm, with regular rainfall, and unlike previous years, no heat spikes in late January and early February. Harvest started on February 19th with our sparkling base being picked.  Our whites and Pinot Noir were harvested in a busy period from the 24th to the 26th February. Shiraz was picked on the 20th March and Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon safely delivered to the winery on the following day.

Vintage 2015 will be remembered as our earliest harvest to date, with crop loads slightly below normal. Fruit quality is very high across the board, with a good level of ripeness, varietal character and excellent acidity. We are looking forward to seeing how these wines flesh out over time in tank and barrel, and expect to have our early release wines available in late July.

Celebrate Mother's Day
Sunday 10th May

Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant - $80 per person (excluding beverages)
Mr Grubb Cafe - $49 per person (excluding beverages), Kids $20   

What would we do without mums?  Did you know that Mother’s Day is celebrated to honour mothers and to express gratitude for the hardships they bear in bringing up a child?  Spoil mum this Mother’s Day with an exquisite 3 course lunch in our award winning restaurant or our new cafe Mr Grubb @ Oakdene.

Download Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant Mother's Day Menu
Download Mr Grubb Mother's Day Menu

For Mother's Day bookings, please call 03 5255 1255 or email restaurant@oakdene.com.au or mrgrubb@oakdene.com.au

Gourmet Traveller WINE
Best Cellar Door Awards 2015

The leading wine writers in the country have been very busy visiting every region to determine the best tasting experiences at cellar doors around Australia for Gourmet Traveller Wine.  Last year Oakdene won the 'Star Cellar Door' for the Geelong area and this year we are proud to be the 'Best Additional Experience' for 2015 (restaurant, accommodation and orchid nursery).

Come and join us at our Upside Down House cellar door, to see what everyone is raving about. 

Top 100 New Releases of 2015
Wine Business Monthly
2013 Oakdene William Shiraz

$35.00 bottle/$420.00 case
Wine Club Members 10% Discount

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Wine Business Monthly has put together their top 100 new releases for 2015. The 2013 Oakdene William Shiraz  has done brilliantly again, receiving a score of 93 from Mike Bennie.

"This is a Shiraz in the decidedly herbal, peppery spectrum and set to medium bodied as the Geelong region seems to provide.  It’s pretty in its fruit and briary scents, silk in texture, washy through the palate then finishes with a dusting of clove-like spice.  Fine, elegant, delicious kind of wine." 

Mike Bennie, Wine Business Monthly
April 2015     

Become an Oakdene Wine Club Member
No Minimum Purchases, No Costs & No Fees, Just Savings!!

Unlike other wine clubs, there are no annual fees or membership costs and we don't require you to purchase any wine throughout the year.  Just become a member and receive the fantastic wine club benefits on offer. 

Simply SIGN UP to the Wine Club and you will immediately be entitled to the following:

  • 10% discount on all wine purchases at cellar door and online;
  • 10% discount off the total bill when dining at the Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant (Max $30 per visit);
  • 10% discount off the total bill when dining at the Mr Grubb Cafe (Max $30 per visit)
  • FREE delivery on all wine purchases (VIC only – Minimum 12 Bottles);
  • Special wine offers & pre-release notifications;
  • Invitations to our exclusive events.

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ANZAC Day - Sat 25th April
Changes to Opening Times

Due to liquor licensing requirements, we are unable to serve alcohol until 12pm on ANZAC Day. As such, the Oakdene Cellar Door will be opening at 12pm, a couple of hours later than usual. The restaurant and cafe will be open as per normal, although you will not be able to have an alcoholic beverage until noon.

Cellar Door - Open from 12pm - 4pm
Restaurant - Open for Lunch & Dinner
Cafe - Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Please note that a Public Holiday Surcharge of 15% in the restaurant and 20% in the cafe will apply.

Sparkling 6 Pack $160
A great idea for Mother's Day

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The Oakdene Sparkling 6 Pack is an ideal Mother’s Day gift for any mum. Usually $182, our special Mother’s Day price of $160 is an absolute bargain.  We will even throw in free freight to make it that little bit easier.  All orders need to be to us by May 5th to guarantee delivery.

The pack includes:

2 Bottles 2009 Matilda Blanc de Noirs
2 Bottles 2011 Yvette Vintage Sparkling
2 Bottles NV Sparkling Brut

Mr Grubb Cafe
Opening Hours

Breakfast: Sat & Sun from 9am
Lunch: Daily from 11am
Dinner: Fri & Sat from 5:30pm

Limited Menu: Fri & Sat 3pm to 5:30pm

Dine amongst the Birches at Mr Grubb from our casual a la carte menu or try the 'Set Banquet Style Menu' for larger groups of 12+ ($39 - 2 Courses, $45 - 3 Courses).

Bookings are only required for large groups.

Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant
Opening Hours

Lunch: Sat & Sun from 12pm
Dinner: Wed to Sat from 6:30pm

Dine from our a la carte menu or try our new Tasting Menu - 4 courses for $95 per person.

For bookings please phone 03) 5255 1255 or Book Now 


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Restaurant reservations, cafe, accommodation & wedding or function enquiries
Phone: (03) 5255 1255, Fax: (03) 5256 3881, or Email: restaurant@oakdene.com.au or mrgrubb@oakdene.com.au

Wine orders & cellar door enquiries
Phone: (03) 5256 3886, Fax: (03) 5256 3881, or Email: cellardoor@oakdene.com.au 

Our simply visit our website www.oakdene.com.au to make a reservation online, or to purchase wine.

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