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Oakridge in the Community

‘Oakridge in the Community’ is a program that will see Oakridge Wines more actively involved in supporting the community. This will be in addition to giving preference to suppliers and producers from the Valley. The Oakridge Family – A Part of the Community.



Oakridge Wines is proud to support the OzHarvest CEO Cookoff! – 2016

“Thanks so much for supporting OzHarvest! Your generous donation means that we can deliver more food to people in need, provide nutrition education and training to vulnerable Australians and minimise food waste. Indeed, every $1 donated allows OzHarvest to deliver two meals to people in need. Your contribution will make an enormous impact on the lives of so many people.”

– The OzHarvest Team


Oakridge Wines proudly supports With One Voice – 2015

“Thank you most kindly for your recent donation of prizes or services towards our With One Big Voice concert on 8 November 2015 at the Melbourne Town Hall. Thanks to your generosity, we are able to provide gifts and prizes to enhance the experience for many amateur choristers, their family and friends. It was a very successful event with approximately 1000 participants joining in to sing together, With One Voice. Here are a few photos to give you a snapshot of some of the special moments. Together, we are changing the world… one voice at a time.”

– Creativity Australia


Oakridge Wines proudly supports Tudor Village Lilydale – 2015

“On behalf of all Tudor Village residents, may we say a huge THANK YOU for your support at our recent Fair. The event was a huge success and approx $6000 was raised. These funds will be used to support our sporting, recreational and social groups.”

– Tudor Village Fair Committee

Hat Day

Oakridge Wines proudly supports Hat Day – 2015

“Thank you for your donation to Australian Rotary Health and your support of Hat Day for Mantel Health Research.
Your donation will help in our enormous task to assist our Australian researchers and health professionals continue their work for our family, friends and neighbours.
 Australian Rotary Health is providing a significant contribution to the health of all Australians!”

– Australian Rotary Health


Oakridge Wines supports Gruyere Wine and Cheese Encounter – 2015

“Thank you for your generous donation of wine to the recent Gruyere Wine and Cheese Encounter. It was a great community fundraiser for both the Gruyere Primary School and the Gruyere Hall. 
Over $9000 profit was raised on a single night due to the generosity of local businesses, the efforts of many volunteers and the enthusiasm of attendees in the silent and noisy auctions.
This money will be used to improve the facilities at both the School and the Hall; starting very soon with a new sandpit at the School.”

Gruyere Wine and Cheese Encounter 2015


Certificate of Appreciation – Yering Primary School – 2014

“Yering Primary School wishes to thank Oakridge for the kind donation for our fundraising efforts.”

–Yerring Primary School


Region 13 Pinot Noir

Oakridge friend and winemaking colleague Tom Carson’s Serrat vineyard was one of the first Black Saturday casualties in the Yarra Valley. Within hours of the destruction, Tom was inundated with offers of support and help from within the winemaking community with John Ellis, vigneron from Bellvale in Gippsland putting forward such a generous offer that, in the end, was over and above Tom’s requirements. And so the idea of taking those surplus grapes to raise money for the local CFA was born.

After rallying our contacts, every piece of the winemaking puzzle came together with generous donations from barrel makers, label designers and producers, bottling companies and importantly, Langton’s Fine wines, to sell and distribute the finished wine. Read the full story at James Halliday’s Wine Companion.

The Region 13 Pinot Noir is now available through Langton’s website, with all proceeds assisting the Yarra Glen CFA purchase a new tanker. Region 13 honors the tireless work, dedication and bravery of the CFA.


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Oakridge Wines sponsors the HEAT Program

The HEAT (Hospitality Employment And Training) program, developed by the St Kilda Youth Services Learning Centre in South Melbourne, provides opportunities to less fortunate Melbourne youths and provides them with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to improve not only their own lives but those around them. The program operates as a learning centre and provides students with the opportunity to gain qualifications within the hospitality industry.

Oakridge welcomed a group of 13 students from the HEAT program for lunch on July 29. The students were treated to tour of the winery, followed by a two course meal and wine tasting. The students brought with them their current edition of the cook book produced by members of the HEAT program, The way forward is good food. Also worthy of a mention is our very own Cellardoor team member Stephen Powell, who has been recognised for help with recipe development and proofreading of the cook book. The HEAT cook book is now available for purchase in the Oakridge Cellardoor.

“This book is a testament to the program’s success. It also highlights the positive momentum that the HEAT program continues to generate as it grows and supports more and more young people in their hospitality training’.

– Emma Crichton, SKYS

Room Read

Oakridge Wines supports Room to Read

Room to Read is a global organisation seeking to transform the lives of millions of children in the developing world by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children, Room to Read works in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and to ensure girls have the skills and support needed to complete their secondary education. Since 2000, Room to Read has impacted the lives of more than four million children in Asia and Africa and aims to reach 10 million children by 2015. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org.

“Your very generous donation earlier this year of the two awarding winning Magnums went for an impressive $450 – helping us to raise over $1,000,000 on the night, all in support of our literacy and education efforts across the region. We really appreciate your support and it is the generosity of organisations such as yours that have helped us to build over 1,500 schools and 13,000 bilingual libraries so far, with hopefully many more to come.”

– Robbie Upcroft for Room to Read, Sydney Chapter


The Ride to Conquer Cancer – 2012

“The conquest of cancer is a monumental task and won’t be easy” but you CAN join Oakridge in supporting the 2012 Melbourne Ride to Conquer Cancer. Yarra Valley locals Cliff, Melanie and Kristy Farrell are among hundreds of volunteers riding out this October to raise much needed funds for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the only public hospital in Australia solely dedicated to cancer. Peter Mac is helping to improve our understanding of how cancers work and why they develop, to find better ways to target them and treat patients. Visit www.conquercancer.org.au to find out how you can make a difference and be a part of The Ride to Conquer Cancer.


Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea Sponsorship – 2010

“Thank you very much for your generous donation. 103 people attended the event this year and we raised $5,000.00 which has been forwarded to the Cancer Council for research into cancer and support for victims. It is only with supporters such as you that this event has become so successful. Many thanks.”

– Jan Bettess


Ringwood Private Hospital’s “Lighting the Way” – 2010

“The impact of a cancer diagnosis and treatment can often be a confronting experience. Each year the hospital hosts a fund raising event called “Lighting the Way” to assist current research projects. The focus of our fundraising this year will support the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Funds are raised through the purchasing of the tickets from Ringwood Private Hospital and the participation in both silent and live auctions. The support and generosity of Oakridge Wines is very much appreciated by all involved in this extremely worthwhile cause. With the assistance of your donation we were able to raise $6000 for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia’s Research Program.”

– Tracey Moroney, Cancer Support Coordinator

Alfred Leanne

Oakridge Wines sponsors Leanne Jarchow’s ‘Marathon for a Cause’ – 2010

We are immensely proud to support Leanne in her journey to raise funds for six treatment chairs for the William Buckland Radio Therapy Centre at the Alfred Hospital.

“I plan to paddle from Yarrawonga 1950km down the Murray River to Murray Bridge in South Australia and then walk 645km back to Melbourne. I am doing this to raise $25,000 for The Alfred Hospital”.

Leanne Jarchow

Oakridge Wines supports the Public Relations Institute of Australia – 2010

“On behalf of the Women in PR Committee of the Public Relations Institute of Australia, I would like to thankyou for your kind donation of an Oakridge gift certificate, in support of our Benefit Lunch held on Friday 23rd April 2010.

Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise over $10,000 for the benefit of the PRIA Merle Howard Student Prize – a PR scholarship at RMIT University and the Lighthouse Foundation’s Mothers Club.”

– Amanda Dale, Women in PR Committee


Certificate of Appreciation – Healesville Tennis Club – 2010

‘”Thank you for your generous support of our successful fundraising 2010 Trivia Night, which raised $1,600.”

– Michela Scully & Kathleen Cameron

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