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Winemaking

Right back in our humble beginnings, we recognised the potential for making great wine on the rich, red, volcanic soils of the Yarra Valley region. Today, the wines produced from our premier vineyard capture the spirit and splendour of the Yarra Valley. Our winemakers use traditional methods, expert hands and meticulous care, to craft wines that emanate freshness, balance and length with every sip. Known for their elegance and subtlety, an Oakridge wine is always an exceptional food companion; a table wine in the true sense.

Our Philosophy

An Oakridge wine signifies style and taste and will be sure to leave a lasting impression at any dinner party, event or spontaneous imbibe. Our many awards are due to the level of distinction and excellence our team strives for in every bottle; reflecting meticulous care from soil to grape and barrel to bottle. A great wine begins in the vineyard. Inspired by our terroir, we are grape farmers first and vignerons and master winemakers second.

Our Vineyards

All grapes are handpicked to maintain the quality Oakridge is renowned for. In the winery, we rely on traditional winemaking techniques and minimal intervention, with our expert hands using their innate knowledge and understanding for successful vintages year after year.

Oakridge Vineyard

Location: Coldstream
Altitude: 90-120 meters above sea level
Size: 10 Ha
Soil Type: Grey alluvial loams
Grape Varietals: Semillon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon

Aside from the 10 hectare of vineyard you can view from the Cellar Door and Restaurant, Oakridge sources from a number of independent growers across the Yarra Valley. The Local Vineyard Series showcases the very best single vineyard sites and their unique characteristics and personality. The warmer Valley floor with its well draining, heat retaining grey alluvial loams is the ideal location for Cabernet and Shiraz/Syrah. Whilst the Upper Yarra in areas such as Wandin East and Gladysdale with cooler nights and red volcanic soil, have more recently been found to produce exceptional examples of cooler climate varieties such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Hazeldene Vineyard

Location: 200 Hazeldene Rd, Gladysdale
Altitude: 178-200 meters above sea level
Size: 11.3 Ha
Soil Type: Red volcanic soils
Grape Varieties: Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

In December 2015 Oakridge announced the successful acquisition of a new vineyard in the Upper Yarra (Hazeldene Rd). This will add fruit from Vintage 2016 to our expanding range of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio.

Henk’s Vineyard

Location: Woori Yallock
Altitude: 210-260 meters above sea level
Size: 10.4 Ha
Soil Type: Red volcanic soils
Grape Varieties: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Henk’s Vineyard, located in Woori Yallock is being leased since 2016. This vineyard will add fruit from Vintage 2017 and onwards to our range of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.


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Our Growers

Our grapes are sourced across various Victorian sites, including the 10 hectares of vines that surround the Oakridge restaurant and cellar door: Coldstream, Hazeldene, Willowlake, Murrummong and Funder & Diamond Vineyard.

Willowlake Vineyard

Location: Gladysdale
Altitude: 155-180 meters above sea level
Size: We take 13.4 Ha from a total of 27.5 Ha
Soil Type: Red volcanic soils
Grape Varietals: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir


Funder & Diamond Vineyard

Location: Wandin East
Altitude: 200-230 meters above sea level
Size: 2.2 Ha
Soil Type: Red volcanic soils
Grape Varietals: Chardonnay



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Winemaking Artisans

In the winery we apply traditional winemaking techniques. We rely on minimal intervention using observation and understanding. Importantly we use our experience accumulated over successive vintages to make judgments on such things as using natural yeasts, minimal pumping and plunging, size of barrels and minimal racking and filtration. Importantly we only intervene in the natural process of wine making when we need to.

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+61 3 9738 9900
info@oakridgewines.com.au
864 Maroondah Highway
Coldstream
Victoria 3770 Australia