Established in 2001, Oakdene‘s vineyard is located in Wallington (near Ocean Grove) on the Bellarine Peninsula, approximately 20kms east of Geelong. The region enjoys a cool, maritime climate moderating the weather patterns, resulting in a long cool growing season; producing low yields of high quality fruit. These are some stand out wines from a region where quality can be elusive.
“Full-red purple. Highly perfumed red and dark plum notes and spicy bouquet, lifted by the inclusion of some whole bunches in the ferment. Medium to full bodied palate, with savoury red fruit characters, spice and pepper notes. Firm but fine tannins and well integrated French oak. Balanced acidity, and a long savoury finish. 15% whole bunches, wild yeast and matured in new (30%) and seasoned French oak barriques for 16 months. Enjoy now or cellar for 4 to 12 years.” – Oakdene Team
Shiraz/Syrah – A bit of a chameleon, Shiraz can change how it looks depending on terroir and/or wine maker influence. The Syrah based wines of Northern Rhone are dry and austere while the Shiraz of Barossa is rich and fleshy. A variety that lends itself to long aging but can be drunk at any time of its evolution.