Rochford Wines

Victoria | Yarra Valley

James' Review

This Yarra Valley property was purchased by Helmut Konecsny in 2002; he had already established a reputation for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the family-owned Romsey Park vineyard in the Macedon Ranges. Since ’10, Helmut has focused on his Yarra Valley winery and vineyards. Winemaker Marc Lunt had a stellar career as a Flying Winemaker over a six- year period in Bordeaux and Burgundy; in the latter region he worked at Armand Rousseau and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. The property also has a large restaurant and cafe, cellar door, retail shop, expansive natural amphitheatre and observation tower. It is a showpiece in the region, hosting a series of popular summer concerts. Exports to China.

About

Family owned, Rochford Wines is a must visit destination in the picturesque Yarra Valley. The vineyard and winery incorporates the acclaimed Isabella's Restaurant, cellar door and shop, together with other purpose built facilities – a pavilion, amphitheatre and lakeside deck - to service fabulous outdoor concerts, summer food and wine festivals, and a host of other functions and events.

Our wines have earned great respect, being hand crafted using fruit sourced from four exceptional vineyards. Our viticultural practices are based around maintaining balance in the vineyards, sustainability and responsive to changing environmental conditional. Our wine making philosophy is to produce the best fruit possible in the vineyard, handle the fruit gently to preserve fruit character, minimise extraction and allow the wines to express the individuality of the vineyard and each growing season.

Rochford Yarra Valley has become a showpiece of the region, widely acclaimed for its food and wine and its contribution to wine tourism, having outstanding facitilies for every scale of function or event, from intimate weddings or a diversity of corporate functions, to grand outdoor concerts.

Through passion and dedication to customer service, the team at Rochford aim to provide visitors with an engaging and very memorable experience.

Details

Rochford
Rating
Winemaker Marc Lunt
Established 1988
Dozens 20 000
Vineyards (area) 34.2 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 9-5
Address 878-880 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream, Vic 3770
Telephone (03) 5957 3333
Website www.rochfordwines.com.au