yarra valley


Was told by the 2 lady that Rochford Wines is identified as one of the iconic Australian “Day On the Green” music festivals where Rochford Winery is situated in one of the most stunning regions in Australia with breathtaking panoramic views of the Great Dividing Ranges that makes them one of a glory wineyard in Yarra Valley, Melbourne.

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The Winery showcases a restaurant, cafe and patio, cellar door, retail shop, wine club, art gallery and expansive natural amphitheatre and observation tower along with indoor and outdoor area that able to host a catering up to 7000 pax.

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They have pretty interesting items that are sold here where mostly are handmade items from folks around the area.

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So we begin our wine tasting and being hosted by this amazing friendly girl Millie that have huge passion in wine.

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This is Millie, that is nice and patient enough to explain nearly everything to us. Thank you. We bought 3 bottles back from her explanation, recommendations that suits to our palate. It was down to our favourite:

  1. 2012 Single Vineyard – Pinot Noir
  2. 2012 Single Wineyard – Cabernet Souvignon
  3. Sweet Wine – 2013 Late Harvest white

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For those who love dessert wine, this Rochford Muscat might suit your palate where it is too sweet for me.

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Some of their creative packaging for chocolate.

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We enjoyed our time here and a place worth to visit.


Rochford Wines
878-880 Maroondah Highway
Coldstream VIC 3116
Operating Hours : 9am – 5pm


Starting my wine tour in Yarra Valley as time is pretty limited, I was highly introduce to visit this 3 wineyard from the 2 ladies at Tourist information center in the City. Of course Domaine Chandon is in my list to visit along with their recommendations is a plus to be top in the list.

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How I got to know about this brand is during my first wine tasting about a few months ago before I flow off to Melbourne on mid Aug 2015- Dan Buckle that was hosting the new range of Chandon for the lunch pairing. (click here)

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It was a bright sunny winter with temperature at 16 degree which is just perfect for a road trip.

At the entrance driving into the wineyard, is filled with with tress that are bold for winter season where you will reach a huge carpark after minutes driving into the property.

I got excited when walking towards their main entrance as love this classy  old English Classic house.

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As walking into their show room, you are greeted with all their product labels and history.

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and with your self discovery around the area, where it is a open tour, you can walk by yourself as it is filled with all the information you need at each station.

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I love this walkway where modern meet classic.

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At the far end right after the mini tour, you will reach their shop and also wine tasting session is also available at the bar.

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There is a minimal charges for wine tasting and the list is pretty interesting.

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For their restaurant, I am definately in for their seating nearby the window that overlook the wineyard.

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Sitting outside here with a glass of wine, and overlook the entire wineyard with cool breeze blowing is just relaxing. I do not mind to glue myself in this area for 2-3 hours.

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After finishing the whole experience, indeed it will be a great place for pre-wedding shoot or even host a wedding lunch here. Before we head off, we bought a few bottles back which is only available in this wineyard.

Indeed one of a few best wineyard to visit. You can visit their website for more info – Chandon

727 Maroondah Hwy,
Coldstream VIC 3770, Australia
Phone:+61 3 9738 9200

Open Daily: 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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