I won tickets to the Revving Up Rosé festival off the fabulous Mzansi Style Cuisine Facebook page a week ago. This festival was a grand old celebration of Rosé from the various wine estates in the Franschhoek Valley.
I arrived, a little late, at Rickety Bridge just outside of Franschhoek on 13 February 2016, to find a lovely relaxed vibe on the lawns of the winery. The wine estates who had their rosy gold on display, were friendly and forthcoming with sharing just what makes their Rosé so special. I tasted ALL of them, of course, while enjoying the company of friends on the lawn. It was a slightly overcast day in the Franschhoek Valley, which made it perfect for a little chinwag and wine-ing.
Here’s a small collection of images from the day:
There was upbeat music to keep the feet tapping, which was later replaced with a live performance by a local group. Jumping castles kept the kids busy while mom and dad could enjoy the wine and some tasty dishes from the Rickety Bridge restaurant. You had to book a table beforehand or, like we did, simply make yourself comfy on the lawn. Picnic baskets could also be ordered from Rickety Bridge.
The atmosphere was very relaxed and the Wolftrap guys even had their Boston Boxer there, chilling in the background.
I will certainly keep an eye out for the next one, secure a table under the umbrellas and be there early!