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Oakdene Vineyards

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Address: 255 Grubb Road, Wallington, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3222, Australia
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+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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Superb dining, lovely wine and a vivacious waitress!

The child bride's father was turning 84 and we needed somewhere really special to celebrate his birthday. Sis-in-law, a foodie, chose Oakdene on recommendation from a friend. What... read more

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Wangaratta, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The child bride's father was turning 84 and we needed somewhere really special to celebrate his birthday. Sis-in-law, a foodie, chose Oakdene on recommendation from a friend. What a win that turned out to be! Our table of eight settled easily into a splendidly eclectic dining room that was both private and roomy. The wine list took up my attention... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful and detailed review of our restaurant Marty @ Oakdene. We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us and 'loved the way Sarah looked after our every whim'. Thank you for recommending us on Trip Advisor, we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oakdene Vineyards do good wines. The wine tasting was fun and relaxed. Helpful and knowledgable staff that pace the wine tasting in a relaxed and chilled environment. The site has some cool artworks made from recycled metal. Makes for quirky photos or just appreciating art. There are two restaurants on site - a more relaxed and casual 'Mr Grubbs', and... More 

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

Thanks for reviewing us on trip advisor. Glad you got to experience what Oakdene has to offer, the wines, food and artworks that are scattered around our vineyard property. We hope you will visit us again. More 

St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The wine tasting took place in the Cellar Door, a large quirky A-Frame building. A list of wines available for tasting was above the long bar, in addition to printed lists on the bar, and you could choose which wines you wanted to taste. There were also many other things to purchase from chocolate to go with wine to specialised... More 

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

Thanks for reviewing Oakdene on Trip Advisor. So glad you enjoyed your wine tasting and cellar door experience at Oakdene. We hope that you will visit us again and try lunch or dinner in the restaurant or cafe. More 

Ripon
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

We stayed here in January and although the room was lovely, the staff, with the exception of the chef, were immensely unhelpful and curt. As we were the only guests and no staff were in residence we were given a front door key which we tried and told them it didn't work. They said they would leave the front door... More 

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

Thank you for your review of Oakdene. We completely understand all of your comments and take full responsibility for these issues. Due to a miscommunication the door was locked by a different staff member who didn't realise we had guests staying & was doing the right thing by locking the door. (The main accommodation door was not able to be... More 

Elizabeth Town, Australia
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely setting and nice food at the cafe... interesting grounds, lots for the kids to look at.... unfortunately we found the staff who served us in the cafe sort of rude and abrupt which detracted from our enjoyment of the visit.

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

Thank you for reviewing Oakdene. We appreciate all comments and are glad you enjoyed the setting and food at the cafe. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Lots of parking. An eclectic mix of sculptures and artwork, they even have a train here. lots of old rusting stuff!!, good for a stroll after wine tasting

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

Thanks for reviewing Oakdene. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and wine tasting. More 

bahrain
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The lunch at the Cafe was very mediocre and though the setting was nice and staff great the food was very basic and meals oversized. I also don't like drinking my water out of plastic kids cups. Certainly wouldn't return.

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

Thanks for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. We appreciate all comments and will take them on board. More 

Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We visited on a summer evening and enjoyed a beautiful meal in the cafe. The grounds provide a lovely backdrop and are interesting to explore. The menu at the cafe is well priced and offers a variety of yummy options. We had to try some of the wines and were not disappointed! Looking forward to our next 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 so pleased you enjoyed your meal in our cafe Mr Grubb @ Oakdene. More 

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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Set in an environment of eclectic artwork the Oakdene restaurant provided us with a night to remember. The food was fantastic — the brisket was amazing — and the service from our waitress Meg was first class. The vineyard's own wine proved a perfect accompaniment, and consequently we can highly recommend eating here. Basically, think of a superlative and you've... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Oakdene. We are so glad you thought the food was fantastic, and the service was first class. I'll pass your comments on to Meg. Thank you for recommending us on trip advisor. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

We dined as a group of 7 for lunch and everyone enjoyed their meals, including main and dessert. The Oakdene sparkling was delicious.

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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 your meal as well as the fantastic Oakdene Sparkling. More 

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