Things to Do at Rochford Wines Yarra Valley

The stunning sweep of the Yarra Valley is known for its incredible wine tasting opportunities. Here, there are swathes of vineyards covering the lush landscape, and Rochford Wines is one of the prime cultural locations.

From the winery itself, visitors have breath-taking views of the surrounding Great Dividing Ranges and, being just one hour from Melbourne, it’s the perfect place to sample the wines, food, and views of this beautiful region.

Boasting both a picturesque indoor and outdoor space, Rochford Wines hosts functions and events throughout the year, catering from 2 to 7,000 guests at a time.

In the restaurant, floor to ceiling windows offer a bright, airy backdrop with incredible views out across the scenery. Exposed beams give it a cosy feel, while the chefs cook up fresh, seasonal produce into delicious local dishes.

Elsewhere, there is the Rochford Wine Bar, which offers a more casual place to sample the winery’s offerings, and the pretty courtyard, with a central shady elm, provides a peaceful place to soak up the charm of the Yarra Valley.

There’s a café and patio area, too, where guests can dine on light lunches or platters with a glass of premium wine, and The Pinot Gallery is ideal for classy cocktail parties.

The Cellar Door tends to be the most popular haunt for day trippers, where they can try the latest flavours and learn more about the special winemaking process.

Things to Do Around Rochford Wines

As well as wine tasting and dining on seasonal goodies, there are plenty of other activities to get stuck into around Rochford Wines, whether you’re looking for an adrenalin-pumping adventure or something a little more laidback.

  • Hot Air Ballooning

    The Yarra Valley is considered one of the most spectacular spots in Australia, so hitting the skies and viewing it from above in a hot air balloon is a perfect way to soak it all in. From the sky, you can watch over the pretty vineyards and snap photos of the mountain ranges, rivers, and sprawling valleys.

  • Healesville

    The small town of Healesville is known as the epicurean heart of the Yarra Valley, promising visitors a sumptuous experience with a selection of gourmet goods. Try out the local pubs, breweries, and restaurants, and dip into the Kennedy & Wilson Chocolates to feed your sweet tooth.

  • Segway the Winery

    Explore Rochford Wines in an entirely unique way by hopping aboard a Segway and gliding amongst the grapevines. Guides will show you how to work the Segways, and then you’re free to roam the winery on two wheels.

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