Beat the heat and celebrate the flowery season of Spring with a glass of blush or rosé. Not sure what the difference is? Well they’re exactly the same. Still refreshing, dry and chilled, all in glass. We’ll help you uncover the Cape’s best classic pink drink.

Boschendal Wine Estate has become one of South Africa’s most iconic wine estates. Join in the fun and celebrate the arrival of summer with the launch of a blush wine. Are you intrigued yet? This blush wine combines two classics that are usually used in the making of champagne and Method Cap Classique.


Forget a simple combination of these two, think of a complete transformation into an elegant Chardonnay-Pinot Noir. The Chardonnay-Pinot Noir is a crisp, pale blush wine. This blush wine is perfect for a warm afternoon and lets off touches of strawberry, red berry aromas, fruity pear flavours and a hint of spice. If you’re looking to indulge in some good food while you sip your blush, pair the Chardonnay-Pinot Noir with fresh, summer foods such as sushi, refreshing salads, delicious seafood and fruity summertime desserts.

It’s no secret that blush wines are a popular choice. France and the United States consume 594 million gallons of rosé per year. No wonder Capetonians followed shortly with an equal love for the blush wine. Wine market observers have noticed that blush and rosé are becoming more popular with men and some even refer to the ink drink as a ‘brosé’.

Who knows, maybe we’ll have rosé on tap soon for our summertime convenience?


Rose quartz has been chosen as the Pantone Colour of the Year 2016, so get on trend at Boschendal Wine Estate’s launch of their new blush wine. Rosé, blush wines, brosé, whatever you like to call it, it’s definitely on our list for one of the best summer drinks in the Cape.

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