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2013 William Shiraz Wins Trophies at 2014
Ballarat Wine Show

The Oakdene William Shiraz has triumphed again over the weekend, winning two trophies at the 2014 Ballarat Wine Show.  The 2013 Oakdene William Shiraz was awarded Top Gold in its class, Trophy for Best Regional Shiraz and Trophy for Best Regional Red Wine.

The Ballarat Wine Show was the first wine show the 2013 William shiraz has been entered into, and we can't wait to see how it fares in the future. 

Accepting entries from wines made from grapes grown in the Ballarat, Geelong, Henty, Grampians, Pyrenees, Bendigo and Sunbury regions, the Ballarat wine show offered a great opportunity to benchmark wines with some of Victoria’s best.

Last year, the previous vintage, the 2012 Oakdene William Shiraz, also won these two trophies, as well as receiving gold medals at the 2014 Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show and the Geelong Wine Show.  With the 2012 William Shiraz recently receiving an impressive 96 point rating in the latest edition (2015) of the Australian Wine Companion, James Hallidays’ definitive guide to Australian Wine, the William Shiraz has arguably become one of the benchmark wines of the Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula region.

Both the 2013 and 2012 growing season produced some fantastic fruit across the board at Oakdene, with the reds benefiting most from a long moderate growing season. The Oakdene 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, and then matured for 16 months in new and seasoned French oak barriques.

The Oakdene team credit the success to a fantastic site for growing high quality fruit, and dedication to excellence in the vineyard. The vineyard team led by Caroline Suthers, manage an immaculate vineyard ensuring top quality fruit is harvested each year and delivered to the winery. Thanks should also go to Robin Brockett and Marcus Holt for their outstanding wine making skills.

The 2013 Oakdene William Shiraz has not been released yet, but with the 2012 almost sold out, it should be available soon. Purchase 2012 William Shiraz Now

Toast to the Coast (Melb Cup Weekend)
1st & 2nd November

Celebrate the 13th annual Toast to the Coast Festival at Oakdene over the Melbourne Cup Weekend.  Showcasing Geelong’s premium cool climate wines and regional produce, Toast to the Coast is a sensational weekend of wine, food and fun.

A $40 Tasting Pass, includes a commemorative Geelong Wine tasting glass, and is your passport to enjoy wine tastings from all participating wineries across the entire weekend. Purchase Tasting Pass

Visit the Oakdene ‘Upside-Down House’ Cellar Door for informative tastings of our award winning wines, including new releases.  Established in 2001, Oakdene specialises in the varieties best suited to the region: chardonnay, pinot noir, shiraz, pinot gris and sauvignon blanc, and the range includes both still and sparkling wines.  The wines are elegant and complex and reflect the true varietal character of the region.

Enjoy a selection of gourmet food matched with a glass of Oakdene wine, while relaxing in the Oakdene Garden Café from 11am to 4pm, or book into our award winning restaurant for our Toast special - 2 courses plus a glass of wine for just $45 per person.

Live Music - The Sweethearts
The Sweethearts, a 25+ piece girl soul gang (the only school based band in the world playing exclusively in professional settings) will be performing during Toast to the Coast. The Sweethearts are the present and future of soul music.  Playing nu-soul, a fusion of styles based around classic soul (including a mixture or originals and re worked classic sounds), Sweethearts is the most exciting band of young female musicians in the world. Discover the Sweethearts

Vineyard Tours on the Oakdene Train
Entertain the kids, while enjoying a vineyard tour aboard the Oakdene Train (complete with 3 carriages) and experience the llamas and alpacas, as well the Oakdene vineyards and gardens.

Join the Oakdene Wine Club

Join the Oakdene Wine Club and receive a 10% discount on all wine purchases, both online and at cellar door.  Membership also entitles you to receive special and exclusive wine offers throughout the year as well as receive a 10% discount at the Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant. 

Wine Club Benefits include:

  • No joining or annual fees
  • 10% discount on all wine purchases at cellar door or online.
  • 10% discount off the total bill when dining at the Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant (Maximum $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
  • E-Newsletter Subscription

With no committment to purchase, we can't think of a reason for you NOT to join.

Melbourne Cup Day
Tuesday 4th November

Celebrate Melbourne Cup Day in style with fabulous food, fashion and fillies in the Oakdene Gardens. Enjoy the carnival atmosphere of Race Day in the restaurant and garden marquee and watch the excitement unfold at Flemington. Dress in your Race Day finest to be in the running to win Best Dressed on the day. 

There will be a selection of wandering decadent canapes served throughout the day to tantalise the taste buds including all the fantastic signature Melbourne Cup dishes from the chefs table prepared by our award winning kitchen brigade.

PRICE: $60 per person (beverages at bar prices). 

To book, please call 03 5255 1255.


Christmas Functions
3 Course Menu $79

Oakdene is the ideal place to celebrate Christmas with staff, family and friends. With private function rooms of different sizes, we can ensure your Christmas Party is one to remember.

For more information and bookings call the restaurant on 03) 5255 1255 or email:


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