Oakdene Vineyards
Oakdene Vineyards
4.5
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Situated on coastal farmland in Wallington, east of Geelong and just over an hour from Melbourne on the Bellarine Peninsula, is Oakdene’s boutique vineyard, cellar door, restaurant, café and gardens. With award winning premium cool climate wines, a highly acclaimed restaurant and café serving exquisitely prepared food and three themed accommodation rooms, the unique property is an experience you shouldn't miss. Oakdene’s hand-crafted wines are elegant, reflecting varietal character and complexity. Dedication to excellence in the vineyard and winery produce great results with wines being awarded medals and trophies in major wine shows and a consistent 5-star rating in the Halliday Wine Companion over many years. The cellar door is manned by a small team of locals who have developed an intimate understanding of the region and a deep knowledge of the wines. The team are keen to talk you through the range of award-winning wines with the cellar door open 10am -7pm every day.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Simon B
City of Greater Geelong, Australia4,034 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Made a long drive out of way to obtain gift for loved one.
She’s a big fan of Lighthouse Olive Oil and it’s hard to find stockists.
Oakdene is the main HQ. Entered tasting room but not really welcomed.
Attention more on some retirees having a crack at the poured wines.
Browsed a little then grabbed a boxed olive oil.
Earlier intention for Pinot noir extra buy was soon forgotten.
Language at payment desk informally hmm “that all, mate?”
Written 25 February 2024
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SallyandDale
Ballarat, Australia637 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our wine tasting here. We tasted five different wines of our choice which was nice. The tastings were not rushed and each glass was marked with two letters so we knew which one was which. I see that there are a lot of reviews of food but from my outstanding the Vineyards are not the same business as the restaurant. So if you would like some nice wines, I would highly recommend a visit here.
Written 17 November 2022
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SuffolkStTraveller
Toowoomba, Australia56 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We were disappointed. A friend had recommended the restaurant and we had benn to Sotchmans Hill yesterday (EXCELLENT!!) and had similar expectations Without having done any online research admittedly.
Friendly service. Average run of the mill food in a cheap and cheery environment. Not that much cheaper than yesterday either.
Written 23 July 2022
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ajjjbb4
Melbourne, Australia112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
We made the most of the state government accommodation rebate and booked this quirky venue for two nights. We stayed in the water room which had views to a garden below with lots of seating. The bathroom was set in a water tank and well set up, beautiful hot water. The room was spacious with tea and coffee facilities. We also did the wine tasting where staff were helpful and wine delicious. A wander around the garden showed quirky eclectic array of art work and plants. We ate both nights at the Mr Grubb restaurant as it was amazing food.
Written 13 April 2022
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keepwalkingmate
City of Greater Geelong, Australia105 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Nice atmosphere friendly staff. 5 stars. Food 2 stars.

Partner had an entree of calamari 6 little pieces, and a few slices of beetroot and orange slices for 21 bucks. Calamari was rubbery…. For 21 dollars expecting a little more.

I had a small half chicken with a nice rub with a more than decent amount of coleslaw..: ok 29 bucks.

A small blow of hot chips 12 bucks.

Couple glasses of coke 5 dollars each….

Expensive meal, overpriced in my opinion left the restaurant feeling
Written 21 March 2022
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w Jimmy chef, wine lovers and travel
Melbourne, Australia155 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
The property very difficult to enter, bed was very hard and not friendly staff, no parking spot to reserve for the guests
Written 24 January 2022
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kazz_lloyd
Adelaide, Australia33 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Disgraceful greetings, This was the last of 3 we visited this day, was 3pm . We parked went in and was made to feel unwelcomed the moment the chap opened his mouth. Talked down to us, not hospitality at all. We the said the chap we will just go get something to eat at the café into which is part of the winery. The place stated it closed at 4pm when i asked the las if we could get something to eat she abruptly said were closed. Funny thing is still about 30 people seated in the cafe. So lose -lose for you both, my money stays in my pocket and the local fast food joint gets it.
Written 21 July 2021
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Jill K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
We stayed in adjacent accommodation and on our first day visited the Cellar Door for a wine tasting. Staff member Holly greeted us with her ready smile and imparted her knowledge of the region and Vineyard wines with us. She was a treasure and a great ambassador for Oakdene.
We particularly liked the Wine Club, free membership and no minimum buy per annum - thank you Oakdene.
We look forward to enjoying our wines and reminiscing on our visit to the Cellar Door.
Written 18 April 2021
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Lin P
Melbourne, Australia60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is a wonderful peaceful place to stay, very accessible to Queenscliffe and other places on the peninsula. The room was extremely comfortable and beautifully furnished and the surroundings are gorgeous. We ate dinner at the cafe there all 3 nights - it was excellent food and very reasonably priced. The included continental breakfast in the room was a bit underwhelming - a small, day old (as it was delivered the day before needed) croissant, a slice of bread (the same pieces left for the 3 days, when we didn't eat them the first day), a piece of (not very fresh looking) fruit, and a yoghurt (we had to ask for the second yoghurt for the 2 people). There was also some meat, but as I am a vegetarian that was not of interest. However the coffee machine was excellent, and it was nice to be able to have something to eat before heading out. There were also a couple of tiny yummy pastries that we ate straightaway in the afternoon, that I guess we could have saved for breakfast, but seemed better to eat them fresh. Room service generally left a bit to be desired - one day they forgot to make the bed, though that didn't really matter to us at all. The staff in the restaurant and cafe were very friendly and they let us stay for a late checkout which was appreciated. Overall it was a very relaxing place to stay and we thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend away.
Written 3 April 2020
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Thanks for your review of our Guesthouse & Cafe. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us & your meals at Mr Grubb @ Oakdene. We have recently changed cleaners and are having some issues, so will definately be chasing up why the bed wasn't made etc. We will also be looking at your breakfast issues, just not acceptable. Our sincere apologies.
Written 6 April 2020
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The Nomadic Sommelier
24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Quirky and sweet little cellar door. Nothing remarkable, but not bad. Decent Merlot/Cab blend, and surprisingly floral Chardonnay that went down well. Peta's 2018 Pinot Noir was the highlight. Good service and knowledgeable staff
Written 12 January 2020
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