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Rochford Wines

Rochford Wines

Private landing at Rochford Wines by helicopter for a premium lunch tour in the Yarra Valley.

Regular price $890
Regular price Sale price $890
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Your 4 hour Experience includes:

🚁 25 minute Private Flight (each way)

🍷 Lunch & Wine Tasting priced separately

🍽️ 2 hours ground time for Lunch

📍 Flights depart Essendon Airport (20 mins from CBD)

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Helicopter Ride to Rochford Wines for a Winery Lunch in the Yarra Valley

Overview - Wine Tour to Rochford Winery in the Yarra Valley

Located in the heart of Victoria's Yarra Valley, Rochford Wines is a family-owned winery that is a popular destination in Melbourne for live entertainment, classic Yarra Valley wines and fine-dining at Isabella's restaurant. Rochford Winery has three vineyards that produce the finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and other cool-climate wine varieties using 100% hand-picked fruit and sustainable practices.  

Rochford Winery in Coldstream in Yarra Valley is a 25 minute helicopter ride away from Melbourne. Cruising at 1500 feet, you will experience  beautiful aerial views of vineyards spanning across the Yarra Valley with your partner or family by your side before your pilot makes a private helicopter landing on the Rochford Winery property next to Isabella's restaurant in unforgettable style. This unique experience in the Yarra Valley is something you can only do with a helicopter!

Take a short walk around Rochford Wines to explore their Home, Isabella and Briarty 9 vineyards and be welcomed with a big smile by their friendly restaurant staff. You might even be greeted by the local winemakers who are deeply passionate and proud of the wines they produce! This is an experience that is exclusive to family-owned wineries.

Rochford Wines Yarra Valley offers a one-stop for a Yarra Valley winery experience. Rochford's cellar door unravels Rochford's rich wine history, Isabella's restaurant offers a fine dining experience and with live music events throughout the year, Rochford is one of the best wineries in the Yarra Valley.

Your Winery Lunch & Wine Tasting Experience at the Rochford Winery

As you enter the property, walk through Isabella's restaurant with glass views from floor to ceiling while you're escorted to your table for lunch. Chouse a French-Mediterranean inspired meal from the Rochford Restaurant menu, handcrafted by Head Chef Ryan Frost. The restaurant menu offers a seasonal touch with a classical modern twist to elevate your dining experience. This includes unique dishes like Crispy skin salmon with baby fennel or the Vegetable ratatouille with eggplant chips. Pair this exquisite winery lunch menu with Rochford's award-winning Chardonnay or Pinot Noir for the ultimate Yarra Valley lunch experience by helicopter. Please note: Wine tasting and lunch are not included and can be ordered directly at the venue.

After indulging in a delicious lunch you can explore the Rochford or Toolangi Cellar Door to uncover the stories behind the passionate and creative local wine makers. Indulge in a wine tasting session to learn more about their wines, the grapes they grow and the 20 year winery history of the Rochford Winery.

Itinerary - Melbourne to Rochford Wines in the Yarra Valley by Helicopter

  • Depart by Helicopter from Essendon Airport
  • Fly past the Mount Dandenong and over the Yarra Valley
  • Private landing at Rochford Winery in the Yarra Valley
  • Two hours to enjoy your lunch, wines and stroll around the vineyard
  • 2 and 3-Course lunch menu and wine tasting available (priced separately)
  • Return by Helicopter to Essendon Airport

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🎟️ Important Booking Information

Where are you located?

Your flight will depart from Essendon Airport which is 20 minutes from Melbourne CBD by car. Your departure point will either be Hangar 7 Wirraway Rd, Essendon Fields or the Essendon Passenger Terminal depending on your flight. Please refer to your booking confirmation email for your departure location. Both locations have off-street parking available.

When should I arrive?

Please arrive 10 minutes before your booking begins for a relaxed experience.

Can bad weather prevent us from flying?

Yes, adverse weather conditions such as low cloud, fog, heavy rain or high winds may require your flight to be delayed or rescheduled. If this is the case, your pilot will contact you at least 2 hours prior to your booking time to reschedule your flight. If your flight cannot go ahead due to bad weather and you wish to cancel, we'll provide a full refund minus any credit card processing fees we've paid on your behalf.

Google says there's will be bad weather on the day. Should I reschedule?

There's no need to contact us to reschedule based on a weather forecast as they're often inaccurate! We use live weather data on the day of your flight to determine if flights can be conducted safely.

Why do I need to provide my weight?

We use this to calculate the weight and balance of the helicopter prior to flight. If you have any guests weighing over 130kg (300lb) or a group of 2 or 3 guests weigh more than 240kg (530lb) combined, please contact us prior to booking.

What is the minimum age requirement for children?

Children aged 2 years or older can occupy their own seat. Our pilots will give them special attention to ensure they have an amazing time. All children will have their own window seat and pay the same seat price (we don't offer discounts for children as we make sure they have even more fun than the adults 😁)

Can I use my camera or phone during flight?

Yes, we encourage you to take as many photos and videos on the ground, and in the air, as possible.

What should I wear?

Please bring a pair of sunglasses and you're welcome to wear clothing appropriate to the weather. We do recommend a wind-breaker jacket on cooler or windy days to keep your warm.

Can I bring any luggage?

Light handbags and small backpacks weighing less than 5kg can be carried. For any larger items please contact us prior to your flight.

Can I fly if I'm pregnant?

Yes, and we recommend flying prior to your third trimester.

Can I fly if I'm in a wheelchair?

Yes, our hangar is wheelchair-accessible and we warmly welcome passengers with special needs, as long as a carer accompanies them on their flight. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Do you provide a wheelchair for disabled passengers?

We partner with Fisher Lane Mobility in Melbourne, which provides wheelchair rental as well as delivery and pickup services from our hangar. Wheelchairs can only be carried in larger aircraft suitable for 4 or more passengers as they include a cargo hold. Please contact FLM to confirm availability of a suitable wheelchair for your planned date of travel.

☔ Bad Weather & Cancellation Policy

What happens if there's bad weather on the day of my flight?

  • We really want you to enjoy your experience, so we only fly when the weather allows a safe and comfortable flight. If there's bad weather (low cloud, heavy rain, high winds) on the day, we may need to delay or reschedule your flight. We’ll work with you to choose a new date, or allow you to reschedule at your convenience.
  • If your flight cannot go ahead due to bad weather or an operational issue and you wish to cancel, we'll provide a full refund minus any credit card processing fees we've paid on your behalf..

    Can I reschedule or cancel my booking if my plans change?

    • You can reschedule or cancel up to 72 hours before departure. If you choose to cancel, we'll provide you with a full refund minus a 10% cancellation fee.

    Are Buy Now, Book Later and Gift Vouchers refundable?

    • Buy Now, Book Later and Gift voucher purchases are non-refundable, valid for 3 years, and can be used towards any flight across all our locations.
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    Customer Reviews

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    J.J. (Bavaria, Germany)
    Wonderful helicopter flight to the Yarra Valley.

    Wonderful helicopter flight to the Yarra Valley. We booked a winery tour to multiple wineries in the Yarra Valley. Great views from the helicopter. The pilot was great. Very convenient landing at each winery. Lunch was to a very high standard. Wine tasting was very nice. Even brought back a few bottles of our favorites. Can’t fault the tour. Highly recommend. Best helicopter wine tour we've been on.

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