Everything’s coming up Rosé this summer with the Cape’s premium Rosé producers getting together at Rickety Bridge Estate in Franschhoek to showcase the diversity and versatility of rosé at the Revving Up Rosé Festival in February 2016.
Few things say summer and romance like a glass of chilled rosé so join the Rosé Renaissance and head out to Franschhoek on Valentine’s weekend to stop and smell, and taste, the Rosés, Brosés (Rosés for the ‘bros’) Cocktails and Bubblies.
Date : Saturday, 13th February 2016
Time : 10am – 6pm
Venue : Rickety Bridge Estate in Franschhoek
Pricing : R120 per ticket for a glass and tastings
Food : Rosé-friendly food stalls
- Wine Sales By the glass and by the bottle
- Music There will be live music throughout the day
- R150 per person for a pre-booked picnic, Paulina’s restaurant will also be open all day. Tickets are available via Webtickets.
Flow of the day
8.30 until 10am: The day will start at 8:30am with The Rosé Run (5km, 10km or 20km) and The Rosé MTB Ride (20km, 40km or 60km). Entry to these events will include a Festival ticket.
Please get your entries online – http://energyevents.co.za/event/revving-up-rose-run-and-mtb-2016/
Showers will be provided as well as a Rosé Breakfast of Salmon and Egg Bagels.
To enter please visit www.webtickets.co.za or get your tickets on arrival
10am until 4pm: Wine tasting, Rosé-friendly food stalls, pre-booked picnics, Paulina’s Restaurant will be open
4pm until 6pm: Wine tasting closes, wine sales continue, cocktail bar and Paulina’s Restaurant stay open. Guests will be able to enjoy tapas and live music and watch the sunset.
With a recent surge in popularity around the globe, Rosé is definitely à la mode. Believed to be the oldest style of wine in the world, rosé is traditionally dry and crisp, hailing originally from the Provence region of France, the mecca of Rosé. However a profusion of sweeter, less-sophisticated examples around the globe earned Rosé a less than stellar reputation. Often referred to as a pink drink for girls only, Rosé has recently taken the world by storm and become one of the fastest growing wine styles on the market, steered by an increase in quality, complexity and diversity, and its unmatched versatility at the table.
What’s not to love about Rosé? Enchanted by its gorgeous pale pink colour, Rosé inspires laid-back happy summer vibes and combines the light, crisp, refreshing nature of white wine with some of the complex berry flavours and textures of red wine. To offer even more incentive to “drink pink” the vast majority of rosé wines offer good value for the money. Rosé is also becoming increasingly popular with men, the Rosé bros, earning it the Brosé nickname. Rosé is the nectar of summer. It’s everywhere – on Twitter, on Facebook, and is soon to be the most Instagrammed drink.
So join the Rosé Renaissance and make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to ‘Rev up with Rosé’ at Rickety Bridge Estate.