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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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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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kitchy hip heaven

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 February 2017
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Ripon
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Elizabeth Town, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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1 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Clifton Springs, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

If you want a memorable wine then this is the place to come. You can also walk around and enjoy the quirky grounds, enjoy a light meal at the cafe or go all out and book into the restaurant. My favourite wines are the 'William shiraz', Matilda Sparklinf' I think this is no longer available, the blue label sparkling is... More 

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

Thanks for your wonderful review of Oakdene. We are so pleased you love our wines and the quirky grounds. More 

Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The restaurant has great food at fine dining prices. Highly recommend the steak and the multi dessert where you get to try small amounts of several desserts. Mr Griggs the cafe style eatery which is very pleasant inside and out but can be very noisy. The winery cellar in the quirky crooked house is great. Staff are knowledgeable and helpful.... More 

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

Thanks for reviewing Oakdene. We are so pleased you enjoyed the steak and dessert platter at the restaurant, and took the time to wander around the property. More 

Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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

Glad you enjoyed your Oakdene experience, we hope to see you again soon. More 

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