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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- Our legendary Beers, Burgers & Gin experience for the least-pretentious tour in the Yarra Valley
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Where are you located?
Rotor One is located at Essendon Airport which is 15 from Melbourne CBD. Our address is Hangar 7 Wirraway Rd, Essendon Fields and we have off-street parking next to our building. When you arrive look for the red door that says 'Melbourne Heli'.
When should I arrive?
Please arrive 10 minutes before your booking begins for a relaxed experience.
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 do not offer flights from the City Helipad on the Yarra River.
What is the minimum age requirement for children?
Children aged 3 years and older can fly. 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 😁)
I'm just one person. Can I fly by myself?
All our flights are private and require a minimum of two people. Book two seats if you'd like the helicopter to yourself, or you can book a single seat on our shared fight over Melbourne City, Beaches & Coast.
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 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, especially in Melbourne! We use live weather data on the day of your flight to determine if flights can be conducted safely. We'll contact you at least 2 hours prior to your flight if bad weather could delay your flight.
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.
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.
Can I bring any luggage?
Handbags, small backpacks or duffel bags weighing less than 10kg and less than 60cm in length can be carried. Its essential all baggage is soft and compact as it must fit in a small
Can I fly if I'm pregnant?
Yes, however 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. Our team will gladly assist in lifting any passengers into the aircraft for their flight. We can also arrange to transport foldable wheelchairs when flying 4 or more passengers, as we use larger helicopters with cargo holds for these flights.
What is your cancellation policy?
Please see our cancellation policy below for more information.
What safety standards do you have in place?
Please see our flight safety guidelines below for more information.
Contact us anytime on (03) 7065 1888 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to make changes to your booking or have any questions.
Can I reschedule my flight?
Yes, up to 72 hours before your departure time and on one occasion. We unfortunately cannot accomodate any reschedule requests with less than 72 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 72 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?
Gift Vouchers are unfortunately non-refundable and cannot be redeemed for cash. However, vouchers are transferable and their value can be used towards any helicopter experience on Rotor One.
Pre-Flight Safety Briefings
- Each of our guests receive a pre-flight safety briefing from your Pilot on the planned flight path, what to expect during the flight and how to operate emergency exits.
Qualified & Experienced Flight Crews
- All our crew are qualified Commercially Licensed Pilots and Flights Instructors with detailed knowledge of Melbourne airspace and several hundred to several thousand hours of flight experience each.
Detailed Monitoring of Weather Data
- All flights are subject to favourable weather conditions on the day and your Pilot may delay or cancel your flight if they believe the weather may impact the safety margins or comfort of your flight.
Use of Position Broadcasting Technology (ADS-B)
- Our helicopters are equipped with the newest position broadcasting technology (ADS-B) which tracks our position in real-time and gives automated warnings of other aircraft flying nearby.
Routine Mandatory Maintenance Inspections
- Our helicopters are inspected every day prior to the first flight and receive a detailed inspection every 50 hours by licensed aircraft engineers (LAME) with critical components being replaced every 100 and 400 hours of flight time.
Flight Planning & Monitoring with Air & Rescue Services
- All flights to destinations outside Melbourne have detailed flight plans that are submitted to Airservices Australia and include deadlines for time that search action may be required (SARTIME) as a strict precautionary measure.
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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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