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February 8, 2019

Rosé on the rooftop at 15 Shades of Rosé

BK Wines, Sigurd, Charlotte Dalton, Longview, and Big Easy Radio are among the 15 producers pouring at rooftop rosé soirée, 15 Shades of Rosé.

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  • Words: Johnny von Einem
  • Pictures: Supplied

Rosé is a serious wine.

Two years ago, we gathered a few of our favourite winemakers to extoll the virtues of the delicious pink drink, and every summer on the CityMag calendar since has been buoyed by a crisp glass or two in the balmy evenings.


15 Shades of Rosé
1pm-4pm, Saturday 23 February at 2KW
Level 8, 2 King William Street, Adelaide 5000

15 Shades of Rosé producers:

Sigurd Rose 2018 (Barossa Valley)
Ulithorne Epoch Rose 2018 (McLaren Vale)
BK Wines Rose Magnum 2018 (Adelaide Hills)
Mazi Wines 2018 (McLaren Vale)
Longview Rosato 2018 (Adelaide Hills)
Charlotte Dalton Rose 2018 (Adelaide Hills)
Brash Higgins Nymph 2018 Magnum (McLaren Vale)
Spinifex Rose Magnum 2018 (Barossa Valley)
Ngeringa Rose 2018 (Adelaide Hills)
Graci Etna Rosato 2017 (Sicily, Italy)
Big Easy Radio Drink The Sun Mataro Rose 2018 (McLaren Vale)
Pittnauer Dogma Rose 2015 (Burgenland, Austria)
Campuget Rose 2017 (Rhone, France)
Triennes Rose 2017 (Provence, France)
Mischief & Mayhem 2017 (Burgundy, France)

Liinaa Berry, wine director at 2KW, shares our enthusiasm for the occasionally downtrodden wine style, and is bringing back, for the second year running, her rooftop rosé party, 15 Shades of Rosé.

As is implied, Liinaa has summoned 15 producers to the rooftop to show the broad range that exists within the rosé spectrum. These include drops from Sigurd, BK Wines, Ngeringa, Charlotte Dalton, Big Easy Radio, Longview, and more.


While rosé is the centrepiece of the event, there will be a strong food component, which Liinaa says is an important part of giving rosé its due.

“Having its own day gives us a platform to show people that rosé is a gastronomic drop and this is why the thought put into the food is important to me,” she says.

“Every year we have a different selection, continually showcasing the variation in styles and working more closely with local food producers and making the food aspect more exciting.

“This year we have an organic Pure Berkshire pig raised biodynamically, which we will put on a rotisserie and cook for 8 hours. We are thinking of doing tacos and plenty other snacks with the cooked pork.

“We will also have Massi, our local Italian charcuterie expert, slice some goat leg violin and a few other exciting cured meats for our guests. We are also dedicated to providing some delicious food for vegetarians and vegans too. So, really, our angle here with this event, is the food offering.”

Salmon canapés.

The 2KW salumi selection.


While Liinaa hopes that punters walk away from 15 Shades… with a few rosé fun facts, she says the party is intended for people to “come and be educated as well as have fun.”

The dress code is pink and white, the wines and accompanying grub from chef Trent Lymn are bound to be delicious, and there are a couple of interesting options Liinaa has in store for the more curious swillers in attendance, including an aged natural rose from Austrian winery, Pittnauer.

Tickets for 15 Shades of Rosé are available now.

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