Revving up Rosé

Revving up Rose, Franschhoek

The Cape’s premium Rosé producers are getting together at Rickety Bridge Estate in Franschhoek to showcase the diversity and versatility of rosé at the Revving Up Rosé Festival in Franschhoek.

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 Rosé’s, Brosé’s (Rosé’s for the “bros”) Cocktails and Bubblies.

Date: Saturday 13th February 2016 Place: Rickety Bridge Estate in Franschhoek Time: 10am until 6pm Tickets: R120 per ticket for a glass and tastings, from, Tickets also available at the door Food: Paulina’s Restaurant will be serving a rosé-friendly à la carte menu. Pre-booked picnics available at R150 per person Wine sales: By the glass and by the bottle Music: There will be live music throughout the day Information: For more information please visit and

Rosé-friendly menu at Paulina’s Restaurant will include

*Salmon Roulade: Rolled savoury crêpe filled with smoked salmon and cucumber mousse, baby salad leaves, mixed greens and lemon grass dressing;
*Candied Beet Salad: A summer delight of baby salad leaves, mixed greens, pumpkin seeds, pecan nuts and lemon labneh tossed in a honey and mustard dressing;
*Tempura Line Fish: Line fish deep fried in a light tempura batter to crispy perfection served with home-cut fries and a salmon tartar sauce;
*Beef Burger: Topped with a thick slice of Edam cheese and crisp home-cured stout bacon.

Rosé’s on offer at the festival

Rosé producers taking part in the festival include Anthonij Rupert, Babylonstoren, Delaire, Foothills, Haute Cabriëre, Krone, Le Lude, Lynx, Paul René, Rickety Bridge, Solms-Delta, The Wolftrap, Vrede en Lust and more …

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. Showers will be provided and salmon and egg bagels will be on sale for breakfast.
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10am until 4pm: Wine tasting, Rosé-friendly food on offer at Paulina’s Restaurant, Pre-booked picnics available.

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 a 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 roséwines 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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