The Acacia Ridge is a small family-run vineyard located in Yarra Glen. The property was planted in 1997 by Gavan and Tricia Oakley who have lived in the area for over 40 years. The wines are made under contract by specialist local wine makers and have achieved awards at several Victorian wine shows.
Wanting a change from nursing after working across Australia and with the Inuit in the Canadian arctic, Di Schulze made the decision to take over the running of Countrywide Cottages in 2005. Since then she has created a family friendly as well as a genuinely Otways pet friendly accommodation destination. In addition, her warmth and hospitality has been bringing guests back time after time.