Nestled in the heart of the Yarra Valley, Rochford Wines is a versatile wine, food and entertainment destination. Surrounded by picturesque vineyards and framed by the Yarra Ranges, the modern winery, restaurant and cellar door offers expansive views, while a natural amphitheatre sets the stage for popular outdoor summer events.
Rochford Wines has three vineyards in the region and crafts premium wines that express the individuality of its acclaimed cool climate sites. With dynamic winemaking duo Kelly Healey and Kaspar Hermann at the helm, Rochford Wines produces a variety of red, white and sparkling wines, including its highly regarded single-vineyard wines that celebrate the Yarra Valley terroir.
The winemakers pride themselves on their viticultural practices, striving to maintain balance in the vineyards, sustainability and responsiveness to everchanging environmental conditions. Producing the best fruit possible is an integral part of Rochford Wines’ ethos.
Rochford Wines’ spacious indoor and outdoor areas have been extended to include a new conservatory building – an ideal venue for wedding ceremonies and functions. Being an exciting destination on the edge of Melbourne, Rochford Wines offers a diverse range of products and spaces, and has a passionate team that provides visitors with a truly personal and memorable experience.
Stunning views and excellent food gives visitors a memorable taste of what Rochford Wines has to offer. The newly renovated Isabella’s restaurant showcases floor-to-ceiling windows to frame the magnificent views, while its shaded terrace and courtyard areas are perfect for casual dining. Using fresh, locally sourced produce, chef Raki Andriana creates delicious French-inspired Mediterranean cuisine. The wine list showcases Rochford Wines’ full range of wines, including award-winning back vintages.
The recent addition of 400 Gradi Yarra Valley adds an impressive dimension and superb new experience for guests to enjoy. Overlooking the lake, the large outdoor decking is perfect for alfresco dining with friends. 400 Gradi Yarra Valley is open late Fridays and Saturdays, often with an ever-evolving list of entertainment to experience.
⇐ Rochford 2018 Estate Chardonnay
Stylish and generous, this chardonnay has a nutty, creamy bouquet of stonefruit, grapefruit, gentle oak and a hint of earthy, spicy complexity. Its textured, creamy palate marries sumptuous fruit with a gentle soft acidity, extending with length and shape towards a lingering savoury nutty finish.
⇐ Rochford 2018 ‘Dans les Bois’ Single Vineyard Pinot Noir
This wine is sourced from Swallowfield Vineyards in cooler high altitude Gembrook, and features the dijon clones of pinot noir, with aromas of plum fruits, five spice and sage. Red and dark fruits combine beautifully for a perfectly balanced palate. Silky tannins empower sheer elegance in the finish of this superb pinot.
⇐ Rochford 2018 ‘Terre’ Single Vineyard Pinot Noir
A single vineyard and single MV6 clone pinot. Deeper with heady aromas of raspberries and morello cherries with herbaceous undertones from the whole bunch component in the ferment. A beautifully spicy palate of small red fruits and oak, all carried superbly on a fine slatey backbone.
⇐ Rochford 2018 ‘Isabella’s’ Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Grown on a steep north facing slope in Gruyere. Floral scents, hazelnut and blue fruits combine nicely with alpine herbs, olives and brine. The palate is full of juicy blackcurrant, licorice and mixed herbs. Lively acid and fine tannins give this cabernet great structure and potential for the future.
878 Maroondah Highway,
Open 9:00am–5:00pm daily
Isabella’s – Open daily for lunch and
evenings by appointment.
400 Gradi – Lunch Friday-Monday,
Weddings & Functions
Yes (Max 250 seated, 650 seated in the
outdoor pavillion, and 350 cocktail)