Think pink! Warm weather is finally here and it's officially rosé season. Here are 11 events where you can get your fill of "summer water," so you can rosé for days. For more ideas, check out our complete food & drink calendar or our bar listings.
SATURDAY MAY 19
Rosé, Flowers and Live Music Party
Drink pink wine and pick up some posies to match from the Valley & Rose pop-up flower truck. There will also be live music.
FRIDAY MAY 25
Rosé Spring Happy Hour
Romantic French Pike Place hideaway Maximilien will pour plenty of blush-pink wines, including local, sparkling, and champagne varieties, and cocktails alongside fancy small plates and shared appetizers like charcuterie, chilled crevettes, steak tartare, salade niçoise, and more. If weather is nice enough, their patio will be open.
THURSDAY MAY 31
Rhinos and Rosé
Raise a glass to Seattle's first-ever Assam rhinos. Ethan Stowell Restaurants and Theo Chocolate will keep you sated while you sip many glasses of bubbly pink wine and learn about the critically endangered species.
Woodland Park Zoo
Rosé All May Cocktail Party!
Drink pink at this rosy cocktail soirée, which will supply a steady flow of still and sparkling rosé and rosé cocktails, like strawberry rhubarb rosé sangria. For sustenance, snack on fresh, Vietnamese-inflected bites like chicken larb salad cups and banh mi tea sandwiches. $20 of each ticket sold will be donated to Chef Cycle to help fund No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger run by non-profit Share Our Strength.
The Bookstore Bar & Cafe
FRIDAY JUNE 1
French Rosé Tasting
Live la vie en rose with six French rosés, complemented by confections from Alexandra's Macarons to continue the Francophile theme.
Sound & Fog
SATURDAY JUNE 2
2nd Annual Rosé Experience
A week before Rosé Day, taste varieties of pretty-in-pink wine from 25 different wineries, including Charles Smith's CasaSmith ViNO Rosé, K Vintners Rosé, and Charles & Charles Rosé, and take in tunes from indie rocker Lucy Dacus and indie folk rock five-piece Vetiver.
Charles Smith Wines Jet City
Le Grand Aïoli & Pink Wine Fair
Cool off with 24 pink wines from around the world, a Provençal-style spread of fresh, raw spring vegetables, salmon, cold shellfish, grilled meats, and crusty bread with garlicky aioli for dipping/slathering, and shaved ice for kids.
Summer of Rosé
To celebrate opening their garden and patio for the season, Bottlehouse will have over 25 wines in pretty "summer sunset hues" from all over the world to sample. There will also be live music, raffles, VIP giveaways, and special food menu options.
THURSDAY JUNE 7
Cafe Campagne Annual Drink Pink
For 14 years running, French bistro Cafe Campagne has celebrated its annual "Drink Pink" event in Post Alley with a variety of seasonal rosé. They'll have rosé by the glass and the bottle, as well as food available for purchase.
THURSDAY JUNE 21
Rosé Solstice Soirée
On the longest day of the year, use that extra sunlight to your advantage with tastings of rosé from Tranche Cellars, Upsidedown Wine, aMaurice Cellars, Latta Wines, Ancestry Cellars, COR Cellars, Betz Family Winery, Cedergreen Cellars, Isenhower Cellars, and more. There'll also be food specials, raffles, and a live DJ.
JULY 20, AUG 17, SEPT 21
Rosé on the Patio
Lounge on the patio, sip a selection of Italian rosé, and nibble on summery picnic snacks while a DJ provides background music for these three Friday evenings.