Step into a world of wine excellence as we invite you to explore our meticulously curated Halliday Rated Wines Collection. Rochford Wines proudly showcases its outstanding achievements in the esteemed Halliday Wine Companion ratings, a true testament to the dedication and passion that infuse every drop of our exceptional wines.
A Legacy of Excellence
For over three decades, the Halliday Wine Companion has been a revered guide in the Australian wine landscape. James Halliday AM, the revered wine critic, has been the cornerstone of this revered institution. His expertise, coupled with a discerning palate, has consistently highlighted the best that Australian wines have to offer.
Rochford Wines: An Emblem of Quality
At Rochford Wines, our pursuit of excellence is a way of life. Our team, led by Chief Winemaker Kasper, embodies the essence of the Yarra Valley and its profound connection to winemaking. With meticulous care and unwavering commitment, we craft wines that embody the spirit of the region, capturing its unique terroir and translating it into a symphony of flavours.
The Journey of Creation
These wines are not merely a product; they are a culmination of nurturing and refining. With great anticipation, we await the moment when these fabulous wines are ready for release. It’s a journey that involves every nuance of winemaking, from selecting the finest grapes to employing time-honoured techniques and embracing innovation.
Our Halliday Rated Wines Collection is a celebration of the dedication and craftsmanship that have earned us recognition in the esteemed Halliday Wine Companion. Each wine in this collection reflects the synergy between our winemaking team and the land that sustains us. From the bold and expressive reds to the delicate and nuanced whites, every bottle encapsulates the essence of the Yarra Valley.
Embark on a Journey of Taste
As you delve into our Halliday Rated Wines Collection, you’re invited to embark on a journey of taste. Explore the intricacies of flavour, the balance of aromas, and the delight of every sip. Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or an enthusiastic explorer of new flavours, our collection promises to deliver an unforgettable experience.
Stay tuned for the release of our Halliday Rated Wines Collection, slated to grace our cellar doors and online store in the coming months. The anticipation is palpable as we prepare to share these exceptional wines with you, wines that have received accolades from one of Australia’s most revered wine critics.
At Rochford Wines, we’re not just crafting wines; we’re crafting memories, experiences, and a journey that resonates with every wine lover. Join us on this voyage of taste and discover the excellence that awaits within each bottle.
Mid 2024 Release (Stay tuned)
- Rochford Single Vineyard ‘Premier’ Pinot Noir 2021 – 96 Points
“From Rochford’s mid-1980s planted block 4, situated at the winery in Coldstream. All clone MV6. A mainly whole berry ferment with 40% whole bunches, maturation in barriques (25% new). A light, bright crimson. Full of boysenberries, raspberries and warm spices such as cinnamon and clove. Seamless and smooth with fine, very persistent tannins which augur well for the future, as this should evolve gracefully.”
- Rochford Single Vineyard ‘Premier’ Chardonnay 2021 – 96 Points
“From a single block at Lusatia Park in Woori Yallock. Whole bunched pressed to barriques (30% new); 50% mlf. Stone and orchard fruits together with some delicate spice and marine scents. Even better on the palate. There’s a gentle creaminess yet the wine is tightly coiled with good inner energy. There’s a little orange pith on the long. balanced finish. Good stuff and worth cellaring.”
- Rochford Single Vineyard Isabella’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 – 96 Points
“All estate fruit from a 1ha, 1992-planted block in Gruyere. On skins for 18 days and pressed to 30% new barriques. A very bright magenta. Redolent of blackcurrants and blackberries with violets, pencil block shavings and a soupçon of liquorice root. Concentrated with firm yet noble cabernet tannins. Very persistent. A class act.”
- Rochford Single Vineyard ‘Terre’ Chardonnay 2021 – 95 Points
‘’From the Swallowfield vineyard in Gembrook. Whole-bunch pressed to seasoned barriques. One-third mlf. A very bright green gold. Cool fruited with aromas of stone fruits and citrus along with a hint of white pepper. Silky in texture and taut, this finishes saline and long. To drink now and over the next four to six years.’’
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- Rochford Single Vineyard ‘Dans les Bois’ Pinot Noir 2021 – 93 Points
“Darkly fruited with black cherries, spice and a little fresh vanilla bean, this is a touch closed still. Muscular with firm tannins, I guess this will come together nicely over the next 12 months and continue to evolve and improve over the next six to eight years.
- Rochford Estate Syrah 2021 – 93 points
“An impressive medium-bright crimson purple. Brambly with ripe, dark sour cherry fruit and some whole bunch derived spice rack notes. Medium bodied fine tannins, this nicely put together wine is balanced and, while good now, should be even better in another two to three years.”
- Rochford Estate Chardonnay 2021 – 92 points
“The fruit is sourced from vineyards in Gruyere and Woori Yallock. Whole-bunch pressed to barriques, puncheons and a foudre. A medium gold with green tinges. Aromas of stone fruits, fig, some vanillin from the oak and a hint of brine, which follows on to a palate that’s saline, pithy and long.”