Oakridge Wines

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About

Our wines are a profound reflection of the Yarra Valley. And you can enjoy and explore the characteristics of 100% Yarra Valley fruit in three ranges, each embodying the Oakridge house style for their subtlety elegance, freshness, purity, balance and length. This can be seen across all ranges such as the power and minerality of our chardonnays, our powerful Pinot Noirs, our spicy and complex shiraz and our elegant cabernets. We invite you to visit the beautiful Oakridge Cellar Door. 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.

Location Description

Located in the heart of Coldstream, Victoria.

Features

  • Producing fine wines.

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History

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.

Practices & Techniques

Crafted Yarra Valley Wines:

At Oakridge we craft our wines using traditional methods and local knowledge built over 30 vintages to bring out the best of every season. Our Oakridge house style delivers wines known for their subtlety, elegance, freshness, purity ,balance and length. Our award winning wines consistently outperform their price points and are approachable and food friendly – in short, table wines in the true sense.

Our Philosophy:

Each bottle of Oakridge wine holds a memory, each has a unique story that starts in one of our vineyards and ends when you enjoy it. Our wines are fresh with a purity of flavour and balance. As young wines they are almost seamless- nothing appears out of place. You simply yearn for another glass. With age, our wines retain their freshness and purity but build additional layers of complexity and palate length. You enjoy the lingering taste of our wines long after others have dropped away. You readily appreciate just what the Yarra Valley and the specific sites we have chosen can deliver and why the Yarra Valley is a premier wine region.

We achieve this level of distinctiveness and excellence because we are both vignerons and master winemaking artisans.

Estate Vineyards / AVA

We are grape farmers. We believe in the maxim that great wines are made in the vineyard. We go further- we have carefully selected our sites, we monitor and work with our growers at every stage of the season, we are constantly in the vineyards testing and checking. We hand pick all fruit at exactly the right time and we drive our trucks to deliver the fruit to our winery in the best condition and we cool and rest our grapes overnight. In short we go to great lengths for find improvements in the vineyard.

Awards

2001 Oakridge Estate Chardonnay Pinot
BRONZE - 2005 Yarra Valley Wine Show

2000 Oakridge Estate Cabernet Merlot
GOLD - 2001 Hotel Grand Chancellor Royal Hobart Wine Show

2000 Oakridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
GOLD - 2001 Liquorland National Wine Show of Australia

1999 Oakridge Estate Chardonnay
GOLD - 1999 Southern Victorian Wines Show - Lilydale Ag&Hor Show

1998 Oakridge Estate Chardonnay
SILVER - Cowra Wine Show

1998 Oakridge Estate Chardonnay Reserve
SILVER - 1999 Murrambateman Cool Climate Show

1998 Oakridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
GOLD - Southern Victorian Wine Show

1998 Oakridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
GOLD - 1999 Southern Victorian Wine Show
GOLD - 1999 Southern Victorian Wine Show
GOLD - 1998 Cowra Wine Show

1998 Oakridge Estate Merlot
GOLD - Southern Victorian Wine Show
GOLD - 1999 Victorian Wine Show
GOLD - 1998 Perth Royal Show

1998 Oakridge Estate Shiraz
TROPHY - 1999 Murrambateman Cool Climate Show

1997 Oakridge Estate Chardonnay
GOLD - 1998 Victorian Wines Show

1997 Oakridge Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
GOLD - Bathurst Cool Climate Wine Show
GOLD - 1999 Victorian Wine Show
GOLD - 2000 The International Wine & Spirit Competition
TROPHY - 2000 The International Wine & Spirit Competition
TROPHY - 2000 The International Wine & Spirit Competition

1995 Oakridge Estate Merlot
GOLD - 1995 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

1995 Oakridge Estate Reserve Merlot
GOLD - 1996 Cowra Wine Show
GOLD - 1997 Annual Rutherglen Wine Show
GOLD - 1997 Cowra Wine Show
GOLD - 1998 Cairns Show Association

1991 Oakridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
GOLD - 1993 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
GOLD - 1993 Rutherglen Agricultural Society Annual Wine Show
GOLD - 1993 Lilydale Agricultural & Horticultural Society - Spring Show
GOLD - 1993 Victorian Wines Show

1990 Oakridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
GOLD - 1991 Lilydale Agricultural & Horticultural Society - Spring Show
GOLD - 1991 Ballarat Agricultural & Pastoral Society
TOP 100 - 1992 Sydney International Winemakers Competition
GOLD - 1993 The royal National Agricultural & Industral Ass of QLD

1988 Oakridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
GOLD - 1990 Rutherglen Agricultural Society Annual Wine Show
GOLD - 1990 The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria
GOLD - 1991 Lilydale Agricultural & Horticultural Society - Spring Show

1984 Oakridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
GOLD - 1987 International Wine & Spriit Competition

1983 Oakridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
Awards - Local Vineyard Series

2013 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Chardonnay – Barkala Ridge
GOLD - 2014 Yarra Valley Wine Show

2013 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Chardonnay – Guerin Vineyard
BRONZE - 2014 Yarra Valley Wine Show

2013 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Pinot Noir – Lusatia Park Vineyard
BRONZE - Best Pinot Noir 2013, 87 points, 2014 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

2013 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Pinot Noir - Willowlake Vineyard
BRONZE - Best Pinot Noir 2013, 86 points, 2014 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

2013 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Pinot Noir – Guerin Vineyard
BRONZE - 2014 Yarra Valley Wine Show

2013 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Shiraz
BRONZE - 2014 International Wine and Spirit Competition
AWARDED - The VIC 100

​2013 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Shiraz
BRONZE - Best Shiraz 2013, 88 points, 2014 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

2012 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Shiraz
BRONZE - 2013 Yarra Valley Wine Show

2012 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Pinot Noir - Oakridge Vineyard
RATED - Silver ribbon (90 points) HuonHooke.com

2012 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Pinot Noir - Guerin Vineyard
BRONZE - 2013 Yarra Valley Wine Show

2012 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Pinot Noir - Swallowfield Vineyard
RATED - Silver Ribbon (92 points) HuonHooke.com
BRONZE - 2013 Yarra Valley Wine Show

2012 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Pinot Noir - Willowlake Vineyard
BRONZE - 2014 International Wine and Spirit Competition
RATED - Silver Ribbon (93 points) HuonHooke.com

2012 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Pinot Noir - Lusatia Park Vineyard
SILVER - 2013 Yarra Valley Wine Show
SILVER - 2013 Dan Murphy's National Wine Show

2012 Oakridge Limited Release Botrytis Riesling
SILVER - 2013 Yarra Valley Wine Show

2012 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Chardonnay - J&J D'Aloisio Vineyard
RATED - Gold Ribbon (94+) HuonHooke.com
RATED - 90 points James Halliday 2013 Chardonnay Challenge
SILVER - 2013 Yarra Valley Wine Show
BRONZE - 2013 Dan Murphy's National Wine Show

2012 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Chardonnay - Barkala Ridge Vineyard
RATED - 93 points James Halliday 2013 Chardonnay Challenge
SILVER - 2013 Yarra Valley Wine Show
SILVER - 2013 Dan Murphys's National Wine Show

2012 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Chardonnay - Lusatia Park Vineyard
​SILVER - 2014 International Wine and Spirit Competition
RATED - Gold Ribbon (94+) HuonHooke.com
RATED - 94 points James Halliday 2013 Chardonnay Challenge
GOLD - 2013 Yarra Valley Wine Show
GOLD - 2013 Australian Small Winemakers Show
GOLD - 2013 Dan Murphy's National Wine Show
SILVER - 2014 Yarra Valley Wine Show
AWARDED - The VIC 100

2012 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Chardonnay - Guerin Vineyard
GOLD - 95 points, 2014 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
RATED - Gold Ribbon (94+) HuonHooke.com
RATED - 94 points James Halliday 2013 Chardonnay Challenge
GOLD - 2013 Yarra Valley Wine Show
GOLD - 2014 Yarra Valley Wine Show

2012 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Cabernet Sauvignon
BRONZE - 2014 International Wine and Spirit Competition

2011 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Chardonnay - Barkala Ridge
SILVER - 2012 Yarra Valley Wine Show

2011 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Chardonnay - Lusatia Park
BRONZE - 2012 Yarra Valley Wine Show

2011 Oakridge Limited Release Botrytis Riesling
GOLD - 2012 Yarra Valley Wine Show

2011 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Pinot Noir Syme on Yarra Vineyard
SILVER - 2012 Yarra Valley Wine Show

2011 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Pinot Noir Denton Vineyard
BRONZE - 2012 Yarra Valley Wine Show

2011 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Pinot Noir Guerin Vineyard
BRONZE - 2012 Yarra Valley Wine Show

2010 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Cabernet Sauvignon Oakridge Vineyard
GOLD - 2012 Yarra Valley Wine Show
BRONZE - 2012 Canberra Regional Wine Show

2010 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Shiraz Whitsend & Oakridge Vineyard
GOLD - 2012 Yarra Valley Wine Show
BEST RED IN SHOW - 2012 Yarra Valley Wine Show
BEST WINE IN SHOW - 2012 Yarra Valley Wine Show
BEST SHIRAZ IN SHOW - 2012 Yarra Valley Wine Show
GOLD - Canberra Wine Show 2012 - 55.5 points and above

2010 Fume Blanc
BRONZE - 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards

2010 Oakridge Pinot Noir
SILVER - 2014 International Wine and Spirit Competition
BRONZE - 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards
BRONZE - The 2011 Victorian Wine Show

2009 Oakridge Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir
GOLD - 2012 Yarra Valley Wine Show
SILVER - 2013 Yarra Valley Wine Show
SILVER ribbon - 92 points HuonHooke.com

2009 Lieu-dit Chardonnay - Lusatia Vineyard
GOLD - 2010 Royal National Wine Show, Canberra

2009 Lieu-dit Chardonnay - Mackay Vineyard
TOP GOLD - 2010 Small Vigneron Awards
TROPHY - 2010 Small Vigneron Awards
BRONZE - 2010 Royal National Wine Show, Canberra

2009 Oakridge Chardonnay
GOLD - 2011 Royal Sydney Wine Show
GOLD - 2010 Small Vigneron Awards
GOLD - 2010 Royal Queensland Wine Show
SILVER - 2010 Royal National Wine Show, Canberra

2009 Fume Blanc
BRONZE - 2009 Victorian Wines Show
TROPHY - 2010 Small Vigneron Awards

2009 Oakridge Pinot Noir
BRONZE - 2012 International Wine Challenge
BRONZE - 2010 Royal Queensland Wine Show

2008 Oakridge Fume Blanc
GOLD - 2009 Winewise - the Consumer’s Wine Guide
TROPHY - 2009 Winewise - the Consumer’s Wine Guide

2008 Oakridge Chardonnay
GOLD - 2013 Yarra Valley Wine Show
SILVER - 2009 Yarra Valley Wine Show
BRONZE - 2009 Winewise - the Consumer’s Wine Guide
BRONZE - 2009 Victorian Wines Show
BRONZE - 2009 Cool Climate Wine Show - Red Hill
BRONZE - 2010 Small Vigneron Awards

2008 Oakridge Pinot Noir
GOLD - 2009 Cool Climate Wine Show - Red Hill
BRONZE - 2009 Winewise - the Consumer’s Wine Guide
BRONZE - 2009 Royal Queensland Wine Show
BRONZE - 2009 The Victorian Wines Show
BRONZE - 2009 Yarra Valley Wine Show
TROPHY - 2008 Cool Climate Wine Show - Red Hill
Wine of the Year, Judges Choice - 2010 Fed Square Wine Show

2008 Oakridge Shiraz
SILVER - 2012 Fed Square Wine Showcase

2008 Oakridge Cabernet Sauvignon
TOP GOLD - 2009 Yarra Valley Wine Show
SILVER - 2012 Sommelier Wine Awards
SILVER - 2009 Victorian Wines Show
BRONZE - 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards
BRONZE - 2009 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
TROPHY - 2009 Yarra Valley Wine Show
BRONZE - 2010 Royal National Wine Show, Canberra 2010

2007 Oakridge Viognier
SILVER - 2007 Yarra Valley Wine Show

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
BRONZE - 2009 Winewise - the Consumer’s Wine Guide

2006 Oakridge Blanc de Blancs
SILVER - 2009 Yarra Valley Wine Show
BRONZE - 2009 Winewise - the Consumer’s Wine Guide

2006 Oakridge Chardonnay
BLUE GOLD - 2008 Sydney International Wine Competition
BRONZE - 2008 Cool Climate Wine Show - Red Hill
SILVER - 2007 Royal Hobart International Wine Show
BRONZE - 2007 Cool Climate Wine Show
BRONZE - 2007 Rutherglen Wine Show
GOLD - 2007 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
GOLD - 2007 NZ International
GOLD - 2007 Victorian Wines Show
GOLD - 2007 Canberra Wine Show
GOLD - 2007 Yarra Valley Wine Show
GOLD - 2007 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
GOLD - 2007 Royal Queensland Wine Show
TROPHY - 2007 Royal Queensland Wine Show
TROPHY - 2007 Royal Queensland Wine Show
TROPHY - 2007 Royal Queensland Wine Show
GOLD - 2007 NZ Liquorland Top 100
TROPHY - 2007 NZ Liquorland Top 100
TROPHY - 2007 NZ Liquorland Top 100
TROPHY - 2007 NZ Liquorland Top 100

2006 Oakridge Pinot Noir
SILVER - 2008 Cool Climate Wine Show - Red Hill
SILVER - 2007 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
SILVER - 2007 Victorian Wines Show
BRONZE - 2007 Cowra Wine Show
BRONZE - 2007 Rutherglen Wine Show
BRONZE - 2007 Yarra Valley Wine Show
SILVER - 2007 Royal Adelaide Wine Show

2006 Oakridge Shiraz
GOLD - 2012 Sommelier Wine Awards
BRONZE - 2009 Cool Climate Wine Show - Red Hill
BRONZE - 2009 Winewise - the Consumer’s Wine Guide
BRONZE - 2007 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
BRONZE - 2007 Victorian Wines Show
BRONZE - 2007 Yarra Valley Wine Show

2006 Oakridge Cabernet Sauvignon
BRONZE - 2009 Cool Climate Wine Show - Red Hill
BRONZE - 2008 Cool Climate Wine Show - Red Hill
SILVER - 2007 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
SILVER - 2007 Victorian Wines Show
BRONZE - 2007 Yarra Valley Wine Show

2005 Oakridge Blanc de Blancs
GOLD - 2009 Cool Climate Wine Show - Red Hill
BRONZE - 2009 International Chardonnay Challenge
SILVER - 2008 Yarra Valley Wine Show

2005 Oakridge Fume Blanc
BRONZE - 2005 Yarra Valley Wine Show

2005 Oakridge Sauvignon Blanc
SILVER - 2006 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
BRONZE - 2006 Yarra Valley Wine Show
BRONZE - 2006 Victorian Wines Show
BRONZE - 2005 National Cool Climate Wine Show Bathurst

2005 Oakridge Chardonnay
BRONZE - 2006 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
BRONZE - 2006 Yarra Valley Wine Show
BRONZE - 2006 Victorian Wines Show
SILVER - 2006 Liquorland Top 100
SILVER - 2006 Cowra Wine Show

2005 Oakridge Shiraz
SILVER - 2008 Cool Climate Wine Show - Red Hill
GOLD - 2007 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
GOLD - 2007 Yarra Valley Wine Show
GOLD - 2007 Victorian Wines Show
BRONZE - 2007 Cowra Wine Show
BRONZE - 2007 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
BRONZE - 2007 Liquorland Top 100
BRONZE - 2007 Rutherglen Wine Show

2005 Oakridge Cabernet Merlot
BRONZE - 2006 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

2005 Oakridge Cabernet Sauvignon
SILVER - 2008 Cool Climate Wine Show - Red Hill
GOLD - 2007 Cowra Wine Show
SILVER - 2007 Yarra Valley Wine Show
BRONZE - 2007 Royal Queensland Wine Show
BRONZE - 2007 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
BRONZE - 2007 NZ International Wine Show
BRONZE - 2007 Cool Climate Wine Show
BRONZE - 2007 Rutherglen Wine Show
BRONZE - 2007 Victorian Wines Show
BRONZE - 2007 Royal Hobart International Wine Show
BRONZE - 2006 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

2004 Oakridge Blanc de Blancs
SILVER - 2008 Cool Climate Wine Show - Red Hill
GOLD - 2007 Yarra Valley Wine Show
BRONZE - 2005 Yarra Valley Wine Show

2004 Oakridge Sauvignon Blanc
BRONZE - 2005 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
SILVER - 2005 Victorian Wines Show

2004 Oakridge Chardonnay
BRONZE - 2006 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
GOLD - 2006 Cowra Wine Show
SILVER - 2006 International Wine Challenge 2006
SILVER - 2005 National Cool Climate Wine Show Bathurst
BRONZE - 2005 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
BRONZE - 2005 Royal Hobart International Wine Show

2004 Oakridge Pinot Noir
BRONZE - 2005 Yarra Valley Wine Show
BRONZE - 2005 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

2004 Oakridge Cabernet Merlot
GOLD - 2006 Victorian Wines Show
TROPHY - 2006 Victorian Wines Show
GOLD - 2006 Yarra Valley Wine Show
BRONZE - 2006 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
GOLD - 2006 Cowra Wine Show
SILVER - 2006 Liquorland Top 100

2004 Oakridge Shiraz
BRONZE - 2006 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
GOLD - 2006 Yarra Valley Wine Show
TROPHY - 2006 Yarra Valley Wine Show
SILVER - 2006 Victorian Wines Show
SILVER - 2005 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

2004 Oakridge Cabernet Sauvignon
SILVER - 2006 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
TROPHY - 2006 Yarra Valley Wine Show
TROPHY - 2006 Yarra Valley Wine Show
TROPHY - 2006 Yarra Valley Wine Show
SILVER - 2006 Victorian Wines Show
BRONZE - 2005 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

2003 Oakridge Chardonnay
SILVER - 2008 Yarra Valley Wine Show
GOLD - 2006 Sydney Royal Wine Show
GOLD - 2005 Victorian Wines Show
GOLD - 2005 Yarra Valley Wine Show
TROPHY - 2005 Yarra Valley Wine Show
GOLD - 2005 Royal Hobart International Wine Show
SILVER - 2005 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
SILVER - 2005 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
GOLD - 2004 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
TROPHY - 2004 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
GOLD - 2004 Southern Victoria Wine Show
TROPHY - 2004 Southern Victoria Wine Show
GOLD - 2004 Victorian Wines Show

2003 Oakridge Shiraz
GOLD - 2006 Cowra Wine Show
BRONZE - 2006 Victorian Wines Show
GOLD - 2005 Victorian Wines Show
BRONZE - 2005 Yarra Valley Wine Show
BRONZE - 2005 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

2003 Oakridge Merlot
BRONZE - 2005 Yarra Valley Wine Show
BRONZE - 2005 Royal Hobart International Wine Show

2003 Oakridge Cabernet Merlot
BRONZE - 2005 Victorian Wines Show
SILVER - 2005 Yarra Valley Wine Show
BRONZE - 2005 National Cool Climate Wine Show Bathurst
BRONZE - 2005 Royal Hobart International Wine Show
BRONZE - 2005 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

2003 Oakridge Cabernet Sauvignon
BRONZE - 2006 Decanter Work Wine Awards
SILVER - 2005 Victorian Wines Show
BRONZE - 2005 Yarra Valley Wine Show
GOLD - 2005 Royal Hobart International Wine Show
BRONZE - 2005 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
SILVER - 2005 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
EXCELLENCE IN WINEMAKING - 1986 The International Wine & Food Society - UK - NSW Branch

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Hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Address

864 Maroondah Highway
Coldstream, Victoria 3770
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