Ever since I fell head over heels in love with wine and its beautiful tastes, I have came to enjoy and appreciate my visits to winery restaurants more. There’s just something special about sitting in a beautiful room with ceiling to floor glass windows overlooking fields and fields of grapes and the country beyond. Just for one afternoon, it feels as though there is nary a worry in the world. At least, that’s the way I feel.
Due to their menu being seasonal and therefore no longer on the website and mostly because of my neglect and forgetting to note down the names of the mains and desserts we got, I shall be presenting all the photos … without the names. Terribly sorry about that! However, I will write about my experience and the quality of the food and service at the end of the photo trail, so don’t worry. Now, the photos.
Doesn’t it all look incredibly scrumptious? The bed of mash potatoes were so incredibly soft and fluffy and I couldn’t get enough of those peas. The lamb and beef were both incredibly tender and juicy, and I had the privilege to try both as my friend and I decided to split the mains. Every mouthful was a memory to behold and I would definitely go back again.
Portions were generously served and dessert was a visual feast in itself. You can choose from a set menu that starts from $55 for either entree and main or main and dessert. We opted for the main and dessert menu.
The service was so-so, nothing fantastic. I found that the service liked to linger at the front and as the dining area was quite large, I found this to be a problem in attracting the attention of any of the waiters. They did honour my request for a window seat, and once you got their attention, was quick and helpful to serve.
No trip to a winery restaurant could be complete without at least a glass of one of their house wines. I got myself a glass of their 2007 Latitude Moscato. Tasting notes: Delicate, perfumed summer wine with a refreshing spritz. It was really yummy! But I do have quite the sweet tooth when it comes to wines.
Overall a fantastic lunch out, and it’s safe to say that given the chance, I’d go back to Rochford winery restaurant without hesitation!
Open 7 days
Cellar Door & Café 9am – 5pm
Restaurant 12pm – 3pm
Where to find us
Melway: 277 D9
General Enquiries & Reception
Tel: (03) 5962 2119