Christmas is a time for family, joy, and indulgence, and what better way to celebrate this festive season than by joining us at Isabella’s Restaurant at Rochford Wines for a delicious Christmas Day lunch? Nestled in the heart of the Yarra Valley, Rochford Wines offers not only a great Christmas menu but also a breathtaking setting that will make your day truly memorable.
Christmas Lunch – Monday 25th December 2023
Bookings from 11.30am
Four Course Set Menu – $155 adults, $55 kids
Relax and Savour Quality Time
One of the greatest gifts of dining out on Christmas Day is the freedom to truly savour the moment. Say goodbye to the hours spent in the kitchen preparing and cooking. Instead, focus on what matters most—quality time with your loved ones. Share laughter, stories, and heartfelt conversations as you enjoy the culinary delights of our Christmas feast. Rochford Wines is the perfect setting for creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
A Scenic Yarra Valley Escape
As you make your way to Rochford Wines on Christmas Day, you’ll be captivated by the picturesque journey through the Yarra Valley. The scenic drive, with its rolling vineyards and lush landscapes, sets the stage for a day filled with relaxation and quality family time. The Yarra Valley, just an hour’s drive from Melbourne, is a playground for wine enthusiasts, food lovers, and those seeking a day of natural beauty and tranquillity.
Isabella’s Restaurant: Your Family-Friendly Haven
Isabella’s Restaurant at Rochford Wines provides an unforgettable dining experience in a unique, relaxed atmosphere, designed with families in mind. Its large outdoor terrace offers sweeping views of our winery’s landscapes, providing a stunning backdrop for your Christmas gathering. The green lawns, tree covered courtyard and serene lake create an idyllic setting for a festive feast. You can choose to dine indoors or bask in the sunshine on the terrace, both offering a relaxing and friendly atmosphere.
Our dedicated staff will be at your service throughout the day, ensuring you have a memorable and stress-free Christmas celebration. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be greeted with warmth and hospitality, setting the tone for a day filled with joy and culinary delights.
A Christmas Feast to Remember
Our Christmas Day menu, curated by our Executive Chef from fresh and locally grown produce, complements Rochford’s nationally renowned and highly rated wines, promising to delight your taste buds. Featuring a wide range of beloved dishes from our regular menu, and of course everyone’s favourite Christmas classics, this year’s set menu offers a well balanced blend of vintage flavours with modern twists. You can savour traditional Christmas dishes, including succulent turkey, flavorful pork, and the quintessential Christmas pudding.
Our four-course Christmas menu includes an appetiser, a sharing entrée, a choice for main course, and a sharing dessert. Some of our highlighted dishes include citrus-cured Kingfish, 16-hour braised oyster blade, crackling pork porchetta, and a delectable white miso caramel mousse. We offer options for vegetarians, vegans, and those with gluten sensitivities, ensuring that everyone can enjoy a memorable meal.
Wines to Elevate Your Celebration
No Christmas feast is complete without the perfect wine pairing, and at Rochford Wines, we take great pride in our selection of highly rated wines. The Yarra Valley is renowned for its Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet blends. With each dish on our Christmas menu expertly paired with a wine selection, whether you prefer red, white, or sparkling, your palate is in for a festive treat.
Our cellar door is open for both wine and gin tasting, either before or after lunch, allowing you to explore our range of premium wines and gin options to enhance your Christmas Day experience.
Celebrate Christmas in style this year at Isabella’s Restaurant at Rochford Wines. Join us for a day of exceptional food, outstanding wines, and cherished family moments in the heart of the Yarra Valley. Bookings are essential, so secure your table and treat your loved ones to a Christmas feast they won’t forget.
Additional Information for Your Holiday Plans
As you plan your visit to Rochford Wines over the festive season, please note our opening hours:
Christmas Eve: Lunch bookings available, with the last booking at 1 pm.
Christmas Day: Bookings from 11.30am, bookings essential.
Boxing Day: Normal trade hours. Set menu & 15% public holiday surcharge applies.
New Year’s Eve: Open for lunch, with an early closing time (time to be confirmed).
New Year’s Day: Closed.