Don’t Miss Out On Revving Up Rosé 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.


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.


Date:   Saturday 13th February 2016

Place:   Rickety Bridge Estate in Franschhoek

Time:   10am until 6pm

Tickets:   R120 per ticket for a glass and tasting.  From  NB:  Tickets also available at the door

Food:   Paulina’s Restaurant will be serving a rosé-friendly à la carte menu (see what’s on offer below).  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

Guests enjoying Rosé at Rickety Bridge Estate 700kb


Rosés on offer at the festival


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


Rose-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 lemongrass 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.


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.

To enter please visit:

Or get your tickets on arrival


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.



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About Author


Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

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