Ocean Eight is owned by the Aylward family. The winery is located at 271 Tucks Road in Shoreham on the Mornington Peninsula. All grapes picked for this small production come from the 17 Hectares of vineyard owned by the Aylwards family.
The Mornington Peninsula has become one of most the most sought after regions in Australia for the production of high quality Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. These are the varieties that are planted at Ocean Eight’s vineyards
Ocean Eight Cellar Door open every week
Come in and meet Nick our young, enthusiastic Cellar Door manager.
Cellar Door opening hours
12noon to 5.00pm
Thursday to Sunday
Matthew Jukes Tasting Notes
Wine Rules Launch 28 August 2012
2010 Ocean Eight, Verve Chardonnay
Regular followers of my work will already know that I am a massive fan of Ocean Eight’s ravishing wines. This incredibly precise Chardonnay stands at only 12.2% alcohol which seems virtually impossible considering the idyllic conditions on theMorningtonPeninsula. But Mike Aylward’s desire to pick the grapes early, while they have enormous energy, brimming with natural acidity, means that Verve is unlike any other Aussie Chardonnay you have ever tasted. If you have never had the pleasure, make it your mission to taste this wine because it is likely to change your opinion of this variety forever.
2010 Ocean Eight, Pinot Noir
With a higher IQ than many, Ocean Eight’s Pinot builds in leaf and stem notes to its mellifluous Pinot offering making this one of the most complex and detailed wines in our cellar. Don’t rush a glass of Ocean Eight Pinot, because speed is not of the essence here. Allow the flavours to wash over you, bathing your palate in tart raspberry, shiny cherry and bold plum notes and watch out for the trademark whip-crack of acidity on the finish.
Dear Michael, Thank you for your generous donation of the 2009 Aylward Reserve Pinot Noir Magnum for our recent fundraising event for the wonderful Kinder our kids attend! It was a magical full moon night at the Flinders Yacht Club with the parents and friends of our community. The event raised well-needed funds for the running costs of our kinder with most items reaching or exceeding their retail value! Your contribution has allowed us to better meet our financial challenges for the coming year. On behalf of all the families involved we appreciate your generosity and interest in our community Preschool. Thank you. Warmest regards, Jennifer Jones and The Flinders Kinder Fundraising Committee
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