Multi-award winning Oakridge Wines was founded in 1978 in the Yarra Valley and since 1998 has been based in Coldstream, with head winemaker David Bicknell bringing all his experience and expertise to the table since 2002. It has its own vineyards but also has contracts in place with other vineyard owners, allowing Oakridge important access to some other great plots. The focus is on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay but Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Grigio are also planted. The Over The Shoulder label is the entry to the range, offering wines of both accessibility and freshness at a great price point. The Local Vineyard Series wines are made from single vineyards and are more complex and structured with an emphasis on definition and length. The 864 Series is made up of Single Block Wines and features the best wines of the estate. They reward some ageing. The consistency of the wines is impressive and earlier this year the winery retained its much prized 5 star rating from James Halliday for the tenth year running.