Oak & Steel is the barrels that spirits and wines are aged in. It’s the timber decks of the ships transporting them to and from new worlds and the blades of the sailors and bootleggers. Oak & Steel is the tools and equipment that crafters skilfully use to bring extraordinary flavours from fruit or grain.
The jetties of Sandridge/Port Melbourne have been a gateway for goods and adventurers entering and leaving Victoria since the mid 1800’s. In the beginning there was more liquor entering than leaving with a fair bit by dubious means. Now this tide has changed as Australian distillers and winemakers are redefining their crafts and our palates.
Oak & Steel is continuing the mercantile tradition of purveying quality spirits and wines for Bay Street locals and visitors to enjoy – and all above board! Our location is also well suited to cruise ship visitors looking for authentic Australian liquor and gifts.
We offer a curated selection of classic, small-batch, and locally produced spirits and wines complemented by associated giftware for those looking for personal experiences.
Our range will continually transform under our stewardship in collaboration with our partners and patronage from our clients:• Spirits – Traditional distillers and local small batches featuring whisky, gin, vodka, rum, and tequila.• Wines – Red, white, sparkling, and fortified wines sourced from across Australia’s independent wineries and some discoveries from across the seas• Giftware – Barware and liquor production curios inspired by our offerings and calendar events.
We welcome locals and visitors who appreciate the dedicated crafts of distillation and wine-making to visit us on Bay Street and to peruse our online options.