Our Story

Rochford Wines begins with owner and CEO Helmut Konecsny, who has always been the driving force behind this dynamic wine business since first purchasing the land in 2002. A family business at heart, Helmut's passion for Yarra Valley wine, great food, service and entertainment has seen Rochford expand exponentially over the years.

After many years in the corporate world both in Australia and overseas, Helmut purchased a vineyard in Macedon Ranges where the concept for Rochford Wines first began. While still commuting to his corporate obligations and managing the vineyard, the opportunity to purchase 'Eyton on the Yarra' came to Helmut's attention. With its old vine plantings, proximity to Melbourne and Highway frontage, the potential to develop the site into something truly special was immediately apparent. And so, Rochford Wines of the Yarra Valley was born.

Now producing award-winning wines, Rochford encompasses three vineyard sites, two restaurants, a weddings and functions venue and a huge 12,000 capacity outdoor concert amphitheater. The dreams Helmut had for Rochford Wines are being realized; A place that captivates the senses and provide memorable experiences for all who visit.