Rosé Coast Gold Coast
Broadbeach is getting a beachside festival dedicated to pink tipples — with beach games, masterclasses, sand sculpting, painting sessions and a silent disco.
Usually, no one wants to think pink at the beach. Typically, it means you've forgotten to slip, slop and slap — and your skin is paying the price. But at the new Rosé Coast Gold Coast festival, those reddish hues will be confined to your wine glass. You'll still want to protect yourself from the sun's rays, of course, but you also be celebrating rosy vino in a stunning location.
The first-time festival hits up Kurrawa Beach from 11am–6pm on Saturday, May 1, with prosecco, sparkling rosé, rosatos and frosé all on the menu from more than 20 Australian wine-growing regions. Although the day focuses on rosé, there will be other beverages available — including red and white wines, gin, cocktails and beer.
So, that's what you'll be drinking. Food-wise, different bars will cater to different types of dishes. One will serve up cheese and charcuterie platters, another will be all about freshly shucked oysters, and a third will go heavy on fish 'n' chips, crab rolls and prawn salads. Or, you can choose between burgers and Italian cuisine, and then lick your way through some gelato for dessert.
Thanks to the location, you'll also be able to try your hand at a range of beach games, or give a sand-sculpting workshop a go. Rosé masterclasses, beachside massages, wine-tasting sessions set to music, pinot-fuelled art classes and a silent disco are on the bill, too.
Tickets start at $49, and go on sale at midday AEST on Monday, February 22. If you're gathering the gang, there's a cabana option, which costs $2490 for up to ten people — and includes your own private space, four bottles of rosé, massages, masterclasses and a meal.
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