Oakridge Estate A standout Winery in the Yarra Valley
Oakridge Wines is a magnificent award winning winery and restaurant near Healesville on the Maroondah Highway. The property is spectacular, as you wind along the road past a superb lake up to the winery. Another great place to take out of towners! The cellar door is large and the staff super friendly. Of course the product speaks for itself! Check out our Best Yarra Valley Wineries.
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.
The class and quality is amazing, as are the views, but the ambience is friendly and relaxed! Rustic pleasure. Relax on one of the lounges and take in the sweeping views of the vineyards. Or go next door to the outstanding restaurant and enjoy top class fine dining.
In recent years Oakridge has upgraded its Cellar Door to state of the art and has been awarded Winery of the Year. We were impressed when we visited on a day when the restaurant was closed for a busy private function, yet they still were able to serve us a platter (staff going the extra mile).
The thing about Oakridge is that not only are the facilities top notch, but the wine itself is sensational. When I visited Pinot Palooza I enjoyed a fine Oakridge Pinot Noir that was featured in the top offerings of Australia and New Zealand. Their wines regularly win awards and not only the Pinot, Shiraz and Cabernet, but the Chardonnay and Botrytis Riesling figure prominently.
A great option is to grab a platter – either a cheese platter or a chocolate platter. We grabbed both. The cheese platter is wonderful – the two weeks in a row I visited it featured Tasmanian Cheddar, local brie and a blue vein that was sensational. All served with crackers and tasty jam.
The antipasto platter is highly acclaimed and another great reason to recline in the light filled restaurant with large windows and take in that view or on the patio!
Speaking to many foodies about Melbourne, Oakridge Wines is the winery of choice for many in the Yarra Valley.