Oakridge Wine Dinner

19/05/2021 18:00 - 22:00
University House at Professors' Walk
Phone:8344 5254
Address: 1 Professors' Walk, Parkville, VIC 3010

Join us at the Oakridge Wine Dinner with Chief Winemaker, David Bicknell.

Established in 1978, Oakridge has become an internationally recognised producer of award-winning wines and must-visit Yarra Valley destination. As a pioneer of the wine growing region of the upper Yarra Valley, Oakridge is known for producing distinctive single-vineyard wines that reflect the unique terroir of the region.

David Bicknell (2017 Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the Year) has been leading the winery team since 2002. His profound knowledge in grape and terroir makes him renowned for producing exceptional wines year after year.

We are honoured to have David join us in an indulging 4-course meal with matching premium Oakridge wines, combining their Local Vineyard Series- Yarra Valley, 864 Single Block Release and David’s all-time favourites.



2 cheese arancini (gf)
Shark bay Prawn Har Gow, ponzu dipping sauce

Oakridge Blanc de Blancs Sparkling 2015


Cured salmon, celeriac and mustard seed remoulade, watercress,
lemon gel (gf)

Oakridge Willowlake Vineyard Chardonnay 2019
Oakridge Henk Vineyard Chardonnay 2019


Confit duck terrine, sweet, sour, and creamy baby beetroot, Swiss chard leaves, orange puree (gf)

Oakridge Willowlake Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018
Oakridge Henk Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018


Gippsland Beef Tenderloin, parsnip cream, heirloom carrots, greens (gf)

Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Shiraz 2019
Oakridge 864 Single Block Release Syrah 2018


Warrnambool Cracker Barrel Gold Vintage Cheddar, fig jam, rocket and apple salad, crackers

Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Oakridge 864 Single Block Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Coffee and tea

Wednesday 19th May, 6pm prompt
University House Professors’ Walk

Member $105 | Non-member $115



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    Join us at the Craiglee Wine Dinner with Patrick Carmody!

    In 1863, James Stewart Johnston, a prominent Melbourne businessman and member of Parliament, first planted vines at Craiglee. He, followed by his sons, continued to produce prominent wines until the 1920s, when changing economic circumstances and public taste forced the winery to shut.

    In 1972, a number of Johnston’s 1872 Hermitage bottles were opened at a function in Melbourne. John Brown Sr. of Brown Brothers happened to be at the dinner, and was so impressed by the 100-year-old vintage that he decided to visit the Sunbury site to see if it still existed. He encountered young Patrick Carmody (an ag science student working on his family farm on the site of the old Craiglee vineyard) and suggested he consider replanting on the site – there was something special about this place. Not just its history, but its terroir, which proved ideal for growing cool-climate wines.

    Forty years on, Patrick continues to make wine from fruit grown, hand-picked and bottled at Craiglee, and is involved in every step of the process (alongside his wife Dianne and the constant companionship of their Border Collies, Bessie and Rowdy). The family-run winery prioritises sustainable practices, using the same bluestone winery that Johnston built 150+ years ago, as well as solar power, waste water and methods that protect soil structure, maintain carbon levels and benefit the surrounding environment.

    The Club looks forward to having Patrick in the House as we taste the Craiglee range over our Chef's delicious set menu.

    Thursday 26th August, 6pm start
    University House Professors' Walk


    Member $105
    Non-member $115