Rochford Wines

Regular price$840 per person
Private landing at Rochford Wines by helicopter for a premium lunch tour in the Yarra Valley.

🕔 4 hour Experience
🚁 25 minute Private Flight (each way)
👩🏻‍💼 Up to 3 People
✓ Melbourne's #1 Rated Helicopter Company
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✓ Private Flight - The helicopter is reserved just for you
✓ We arrange everything with Rochford Wines on your behalf

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

Overview - Wine Tour at Rochford Winery in the Yarra Valley

Located in the heart of the 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 the 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 and next to Isabella's restaurant. 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 Winery 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. Enjoy 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.

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 or three course lunch menu and wine tasting (priced separately)
  • Two hours to enjoy your lunch, wines and stroll around the vineyard
  • Return by Helicopter to Essendon Airport

Where are you located?

Rotor One is located at Hangar 7 Wirraway Rd, Essendon Fields and off-street parking is available next to our building. When you arrive look for the red door that says 'Melbourne Heli'.

Do you depart from other locations, like the City Helipad?

We depart from Essendon Airport as you have an amazing view of the Melbourne City skyline from the moment you step onto the tarmac. We can arrange helicopter pickups from regional airports including Lilydale, Coldstream, Barwon Heads, Torquay and others upon request. We unfortunately do not offer flights from the City Helipad on the Yarra River.

When should I arrive?

For a relaxed experience, please arrive 10 minutes before your booking begins.  

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 to another day/time or provide a full refund.

Google says it's going to rain. Should I reschedule?

We will make a "Fly" or "No Fly" decision on the day of your flight. If bad weather is present on the day, we'll call or SMS you at least 2 hours prior to your booking.

There's no need to contact us to reschedule based on Google or Apple's weather forecast. These forecasts often change on the day (especially in Melbourne!) and we monitor live weather data from the Bureau of Meteorology every day before we fly. 

We'll do everything we can to get you flying on the day, wherever it is safe to do so

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 for any sunrise / doors-off flights and also when flying on our 12 Apostles tour as both experiences can be windy.

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 120kg or a combined passenger weight of more than 240kg, please contact us prior to booking.

Are there age restrictions for children?

We only recommend flights for children over 4 years of age and every child must occupy their own seat and pay the full seat price.

Do I need to be double vaccinated to fly?

We encourage all our passengers to be double vaccinated to fly.

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. Please contact us if you have any questions.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please see our cancellation policy for more information.

Contact us anytime on (03) 7065 1888 or if you'd like to make changes to your booking or have any questions.

Can I reschedule my flight?

Yes, up to 48 hours before your departure time and on one occasion. We unfortunately cannot accomodate any reschedule requests with less than 48 hours notice as we make commitments to ensure your Pilot and Helicopter are reserved exclusively for you on the day.

Can I get a refund on my flight if my plans change?

Yes, up to 48 hours before your departure time. Please note there is a 10% cancellation fee for any bookings cancelled at your request.

What happens if the helicopter cannot fly due to bad weather?

Our team will call you up to 2 hours before your departure to reschedule your flight or provide a full refund.

Can I get a refund on a Gift Voucher I bought for someone?

Yes, within one month of purchase and as long as the Gift Voucher hasn't been used. Please note there is a 10% cancellation fee for any Gift Vouchers refunded within this period.

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About Us

Rotor One is a helicopter tour company specialising in scenic flights and winery tours by helicopter in Melbourne.

See all of Melbourne's famous landmarks on a 20 minute helicopter ride or take a sunrise flight and spot Hot Air Balloons over the city!

Fly to the Yarra Valley for wine tasting at Levantine Hill, lunch at Hubert Estate or our legendary Beers, Burgers & Gin experience.

Celebrate your anniversary with a 30 minute helicopter tour of the city and beaches or explore the natural wonders of the 12 Apostles by helicopter from Melbourne.

Have a question? Call us on (03) 7065 1888

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