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Oakdene Vineyards

255 Grubb Road, Wallington, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3222, Australia
+61 3 5256 3886
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Wonderful way to Spend Sunday

We visited Marty's Restaurant that is part of the Oakdene Winery, near Geelong. It was simply... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kevin W
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Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Cellar door

Quirky cellar door with fabulous wines.Lisa the cellar door attendant was friendly and gave... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer M
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Australia
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“wine tasting” (14 reviews)
“cellar door” (14 reviews)
“mr grubb” (4 reviews)
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255 Grubb Road, Wallington, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3222, Australia
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+61 3 5256 3886
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Marty's Restaurant that is part of the Oakdene Winery, near Geelong. It was simply wonderful! The welcome on arrival was warm and friendly. The sommelier was knowledgeable on her wines. Her suggestion was well received. The menu catered for all tastes. The food...More

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quirky cellar door with fabulous wines.Lisa the cellar door attendant was friendly and gave outstanding service considering how busy she was. Meal in the restaurant was also very enjoyable.Highly recommend as a lovely day out.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrated my 50th birthday there with friends and family from interstate and OS. Beautiful surroundings and wonderfully rustic and quirky decor. We dined on the Xmas in July menu which was great and everyone enjoyed. Would have liked them to explain the wines and sparkling...More

Thank Caroline W
Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. We are so glad you enjoyed your 50th birthday.

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Not a great fan of other people's Christmas cooking but this was a solid decent food. And given my consistent disappointment in food this weekend well this was at a happy change. I enjoyed the wine. The room, if you sit at the wrong spot...More

Thank AllisonjaneBrisbane
Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you for your review of our Christmas in July lunch at our restaurant. We are so glad you enjoyed the food and wine.

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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

The food at Mr Grubb was ok but not outstanding and not worth the prices they are charging ($15 for a small child's meal...come on!). Average surroundings, average food. Don't bother.More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thanks for reviewing us on trip advisor. We appreciate all comments, both good and bad. The $15 for a kids meal includes a drink as well as an ice cream, so we consider it fantastic value. We also offered kids meals for free during dinners...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful evening. Food was out of this world and service brilliant. If you are coming to the Bellarine you must include this restaurant in yr itinery

Thank Princessperi
Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thanks for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased you thought the 'food was out of this world and service brilliant'. Thank you for recommending us on trip advisor.

Reviewed 16 May 2017

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...More

Thank bigfish453
Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

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,...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017 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....More

Thank Gavin M
Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

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.

Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank s3aview
Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

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.

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...More

Thank Caroline B
Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

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...More

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CheeLF
18 May 2015|
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Response from Robyn F | Property representative |
No, there isn't an entrance fee to visit. However, if you want to do a wine tasting at the cellar door, there is a $5 tasting fee which is refundable on purchase of wine.
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