Franschhoek Wine Valley

Reviving up Rose Festival at Rickety Bridge Estate

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.

Event Details

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.

Rosé Renaissance

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.


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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.

Disclaimer

Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.

 

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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road
Franschhoek
7690

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861
info@franschhoek.org.za