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Oakdene Vineyards

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Address: 255 Grubb Rd | Geelong, Wallington, Geelong, Victoria 3222, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5256 3886
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On 93 hectares of coastal farmland in Wallington, you will find Oakdene's...

On 93 hectares of coastal farmland in Wallington, you will find Oakdene's boutique vineyard, award winning restaurant and cellar door. Situated near Ocean Grove, Wallington is found on the Bellarine Peninsula, approximately 20 kilometres east of Geelong and 90 kilometres south of Melbourne. The region enjoys a cool, maritime climate that moderates the weather patterns, resulting in a long cool growing season, producing low yields of high quality fruit.

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.

Dedication in the vineyard and winery has produced immediate results, with wines awarded medals and trophies at major wine shows and a 5-star rating in James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2014. Visitors can enjoy daily informative or tutored wine tastings in Oakdene's uniquely designed Cellar Door, while experiencing estate grown olive oil, orchids and lavender products.

A visit to Oakdene would not be complete without dining at Oakdene Restaurant, the perfect place to match estate grown Bellarine Peninsula wines with the menu of seasonal, local and regional produce prepared with passion and flair. Various dining options are available, including a la carte and degustation menus, private dining rooms or more casual dining in the garden. Find out for yourself why Oakdene restaurant recently received the national award for Best Restaurant in a Winery and Best Tourism Restaurant at the prestigious Restaurant & Catering National Awards for Excellence in 2013.

Oakdene also caters for weddings and special events, offers three beautifully appointed themed accommodation rooms, and is simply a place to experience, not just to visit.

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An amazing venue

Why haven't we been here before? I was amazed at the size and layout. We attended a function in the restaurant garden, the food and service were fantastic. We'll be back to do a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Shane M
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Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Why haven't we been here before? I was amazed at the size and layout. We attended a function in the restaurant garden, the food and service were fantastic. We'll be back to do a wine tasting and to try the restaurant and the café.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Six of us went to Oakdene prior to catching the Queenscliff to Sorrento ferry. Brett gave us a great tasting of their wines, with plenty of information about the winery. He is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The perfect cellar door host! We then had an excellent lunch in the Oakdene restaurant. The ribs, salad and chips are highly recommended. Big... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Great meal & service excellent, could not fault. If you are in the area and want a great meal & service would highly recommend the restaurant at Oakdene

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Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards, responded to this review

Thanks for highly recommending us on Trip Advisor. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and the service at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place for a function. I had the briskit for entre and eye fillet for mains. I have never had a steak as soft and tender as the one i had today. The briskit was very tasty as was everyone elses meal. Dessert still to come cant wait. Enjoyed it so much had to review before dessert.

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Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Oakdene. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal. More 

Geelong Bellarine, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is a one off original experience with a wonderful mix of treasures that decorate every space. Food is always very good and the service is equal to that. Very good for a special accassions or use the private room for a group extravagance.

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Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Oakdene. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience at our property. More 

Gisborne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We had read about Oakdene wines so we had to visit. Brett was excellent going through the wines with us and answered any questions we had. The tasting notes were well presented and we thoroughly enjoyed selecting wines to take home. We will be back to sample the "reds"

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Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed our wines and tasting notes. Brett is a valued member of our team. We look forward to your return for the other half of your wine tasting - the reds!!! More 

Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We visited for a lunch and took in the surrounds. The place is a mesh of outbuildings that make up the whole experience. There is the Café which is quite large and less formal than the main Restaurant. Wine tasting pavilion, courtyard garden adjacent to the restaurant and eclectic artefacts scattered throughout. The wine is ok, we liked the 2015... More 

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Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Oakdene. We are aware of the signage issues and are trying to resolve these with our landlord. More 

australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Great Vineyard with very quaint surroundings and very nice wine. A must to visit in the area for wine tasting.

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Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit and wine tasting at Oakdene Vineyards. Thanks for taking the time to review us. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Lovely outdoor area for a lazy Sunday lunch . Great atmosphere with live music , good food & nice local wines . Definitely worth a visit .

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Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. We are glad you enjoyed our Sunday lunch in the cafe. Unfortunately the live music runs through the warmer months only, but it will be back in a few months. More 

Rowville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

As soon as you enter the winery you are met with the quirky art pieces scattered through the surrounding grounds. Wander and enjoy. Receive a warm welcome into the wine tasting area from the friendly and knowledgeable staff. Unfortunately we didn't allow enough time to eat at either café or restaurant, but it is on out bucket list to return.

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Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Oakdene. We are glad you enjoyed our quirky art pieces and a wine tasting. We look forward to seeing you at the cafe or restaurant. More 

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