ABOUT US Oakridge Wines has been capturing the spirit of the Yarra Valley for more than three decades. Established near Seville in Victoria’s Yarra Valley, Oakridge Wines began as a family company. A pioneer of the Upper Yarra Valley, Oakridge recognised the potential for making great wine on the rich, red, volcanic soils of the sub-region. The turn of the century saw Oakridge move to its location in Coldstream, and become a part of one of Australia’s larger wine companies. In recent times, Oakridge once again returned to family ownership. CELLAR DOOR & RESTAURANT We invite you to visit the beautiful Oakridge Cellar Door open daily from 10am to 5pm. Share our warm, friendly atmosphere and spectacular valley views. Enjoy a tasting at our cellar door and indulge in a lunch of modern innovative cuisine using the very best local produce. The Cellar Door and Restaurant are open all year for tastings and sales, except Christmas Day. The Cellar Door also offers a small selection of wines available exclusively at the winery. FUNCTIONS In addition to daily dining, Oakridge has facilities for those special events and milestones. From birthdays and engagements to weddings and corporate events, Oakridge is the ideal venue for your distinctive entertainment needs.
RECENT REVIEWS James Halliday Wine Companion 2018 2015 864 Single block release Chardonnay - funder & Diamond Vineyard, Drive Block “Made simply with whole bunch pressing to oak, 20% new, fermentation taking place under the aegis of ambient yeasts. The result is a stunning wine of verve, with stone fruit. oatmeal and truffe splayed across a tensile spine of bright acidity and smoky mineral crunch. The oak imparts some cinnamon cream. The fnish is driven long by the immaculate structural supports and intensity of fruit” (September 1st release) 97 Points 2015 Local Vineyard Series Pinot Noir - Lusatia Park Vineyard “Matured for 10 months in French oak. Bright crimson, and typical of the Upper Yarra Lusatia Park Vineyard, with linear drive and power to it’s blend of red fruits and fine grained savoury/ foresty tannins. The length and depth of the palate are exceptional.” 97 Points 2015 Local Vineyard Series Pinot Noir - Willowlake Vineyard “A perfectly constructed pinot, it’s fragrant, red-fruited bouquet foreshadowinfg a palate of immaculate balance and length. It has a particular juicy mouthfeel born of the whole-berry fermentation of perfectly ripened fruit, underlined by the aftertaste” 96 Points 2015 864 Single Block Release Pinot Noir - Willowlake Vineyard, Block A4 SOLD OUT 97 Points 2014 864 Single Block Release Cabernet Sauvignon - Oakridge Vineyard SOLD OUT 96 Points 2014 Local Vineyard Series Cabernet Sauvignon - Oakridge Vineyard SOLD OUT 95 Points 2016 Local Vineyard Series Botrytis Gris - Hazeldene Vineyard 95 Points 2015 Over the Shoulder Chardonnay 94 Points 2016 Over the Shoulder Rose 94 Points 2015 Local Vineyard Series Shiraz - Oakridge Vineyard 94 Points 2016 Over the Shoulder Pinot Grigio 92 Points 2015 Local Vineyard Series Sauvignon - Willowlake Vineyard 92 Points 2016 Local Vineyard Series Arneis - Murrummong Vineyard 91 Points 2016 Over the Shoulder Pinot Noir 91 Points 2016 Local Vineyard Series Pinot Gris - Hazeldene Vineyard 90 Points 2012 Local Vineyard Series Blanc de Blanc 90 Points
AWARDS Oakridge has been awarded: • A 5 red star rating by James Halliday in the 2018 Halliday Wine Companion; • One of Top Ten Best Value Wineries in Australia by James Halliday in the 2018 Halliday Wine Companion (the only YV winery to be honoured); • One of Australia’s Hottest Restaurants in The Weekend Australian Magazine, Hot 50, 2017 (the only YV winery to be honoured); and • The Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence for: • People, Produce, Place Tourism Restaurant; and • Restaurant in a Winery Again the only YV winery to be honoured. Oakridge was thrilled when James Halliday noted “"If any or all of these wines by these wineries were blind-tasted against similarly priced wines from France, elsewhere in Europe and the US, the Australian wines would win hands down."- James Halliday Wine Companion, Ten of the Best Value Wineries 2018 All these awards add up to some great reasons to visit the Yarra Valley! Throughout 2017, a selection of Oakridge Wines’ industry awards included: • David Bicknell named 2017 Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the year • Most successful Exhibitor Yarra Valley Wine Show • 5 Gold medals at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards • A ‘Ten Best Value Winery’ by James Halliday • An International Wine and Spirit Gold Award for the Local Vineyard Series Lusatia Park Chardonnay • An International Wine and Spirit Gold Medal for the 2015 864 Chardonnay • 2015 864 Chardonnay included in the Australian Financial Reviews Best 20 Wines of 2017 • An International Wine and Spirit Gold Medal for the 2016 Local Vineyard Series Hazeldene Vineyard Chardonnay • 3 Wines in James Halliday’s Top 100 of 2017 • The Oakridge Restaurant awarded its first Chef’s Hat in the 2018 Good Food Guide • The Oakridge Restaurant named in the Hottest 50 restaurants by the Weekend Australian Magazine