Autumnal alternatives for your weekend getaway

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Autumnal alternatives for your weekend getaway

As the daunting cool change approaches, day trips to the beach are now off the cards. So this weekend, grab your parents, pals or petite ones (alliteration intended) and plan a day trip to the Yarra Valley’s must-visit Rochford Wines.
Only an hour out of Melbourne, Rochford overlooks the renowned ‘green’ lawns, rolling hills and vineyard views, complimented by an open fireplace to keep you warm until your heart’s content. To tempt you even more… here’s a ‘taste’ of Rochford’s latest menu, topped off with Wine-Maker Marc Lunt’s recommended wine pairings;
– A delectable baked Camembert, Chardonnay, confit garlic, cumquat & rosemary, paired with Rochford’s 2017 ‘Dans les Bois’ Chardonnay.
– Slow cooked oxtail, smoked kipfler, pear & roasted bone marrow jus gras – Complemented by Rochford’s 2017 Estate ‘la Gauche’ Cabernet Sauvignon.
– Truffle stuffed poussin slow cooked in milk & tarragon, with parsnip 39 & wild mushrooms, paired beautifully with Rochford’s 2015 Ellwanger Trocken Riesling.
– Pistachio crusted rack of lamb & confit neck, smoky eggplant, vine leaves, feta 40 & pine nuts with Rochford’s 2017 Estate Syrah.
For a match made in foodie heaven, or to simply indulge in the picturesque scenery, reasons to visit Rochford Wines are endless.