It was our third and final day in Yarra Valley. After a wine-free day the day before, our objective for the day was very clear and focussed - Wine, wine and more wine.
Rochford winery was our first stop. A curved driveway lined with trees and vines led us to a modern restaurant, cellar door among the barrels, cafe and a broad outdoor space for chilling among the beautiful Yarra hills.
Right at the center of the building was a black spiral staircase and at the top of the staircase was an observation deck where you could relax, take a deep breath and savour the 360 degree vista. We spent quite some time at the deck taking pictures and admiring the green surrounding.
It was too early for lunch at the restaurant and we went straight to the cellar door for some wine tasting. The lady behind the counter was friendly to walk us through their series of wine. I was not sure it was really their wine or my palate had not opened up yet but I was not too excited with what I had tasted except for their Pinot Noir. Savoury oak with lifted spices and long finish. We were happy to walk away with a bottle.