Six Rosés to Ramp Up Romance for Valentine's Day.

By Leigh O’Connor.

Let’s live life through rose-tinted glasses…not ones you wear on your face, but ones you can drink from!

A chilled glass of rosé is the ideal drop for a Summer barbeque, picnic in the park, or romantic Valentine’s Day dinner – it is deliciously dry and fruity, best enjoyed with seafood, chicken, pink lamb and soft cheese.

Rosé is a type of wine that incorporates some of the colour of the grape skins, but not enough to qualify as a red wine. A common misconception is that rosé can be made by mixing white and red wine, in fact this process is frowned upon by the wine community.

Here are our top six tips to ramp up romance come Valentine’s Day:

Six Rosés to Ramp Up Romance for Valentine's Day.
Innocent Bystander’s Moscato is bubbly and flirty…sure fire to ramp up the romance.

Spread the love this Valentine’s Day by sharing a bottle of Innocent Bystander’s signature Rosé or Moscato. Eclectic wines and all-day share plates pull the crowds to this central Healesville vineyard on Maroondah Highway, with an urban cellar door, restaurant and bar sure to impress.

A glass of bubbly and flirty Moscato offers the perfect balance of sweetness, combining flavours of wild strawberry, violets and honeycomb – settle in with some fresh berries, crepes and whipped cream plus a glass or two for a romantic afternoon delight.

For a loved-up evening to remember, Innocent Bystander’s Rosé boasts flavours of red cherry compote; pair it with a classic Margherita pizza, or double cream brie cheese and crackers to end the night right.

There’s nothing quite like a glass of French rosé to seal the deal on Valentine’s Day…Château La Gordonne has just released the next vintage of beautifully balanced rosé wines from coveted vineyards in the heart of Provence.

Six Rosés to Ramp Up Romance for Valentine's Day.
There’s nothing like a glass of French Rosé from Château La Gordonne.

The prestige drop of the range is La Chapelle Gordonne Rosé, produced from the oldest plots of the Domaine – the 2020 vintage is pale and lychee pink in colour. Bursting with small fresh fruits, this delicate wine is ample, fruit-forward and nicely balanced with sensations of freshness.

Nestled in the foothills of the Victorian High Country only minutes from Beechworth, discover Weathercraft Wine on Beechworth-Wangaratta Road. This 10-acre boutique vineyard sits on a 40-acre farm in a stunning setting and is the culmination of a family dream for Raquel and Hugh Jones, who moved to the area in 2014. 

Six Rosés to Ramp Up Romance for Valentine's Day.
Expect strawberry fields and spice on the nose from Weathercraft’s 2021 Rosé.

Weathercraft’s 2021 Rosé has fresh strawberry fields and spice on the nose, rich and ample in the mouth and loaded with quite complex flavour, without sacrificing elegance. Quite savoury, this drop has tannin and backbone, with a clean and enticing texture as well as being vegan-friendly; enjoy with oysters and really set the mood for love!

Find the ultimate wine experience of tasting, dining and staying onsite at Adina Vineyard & Olive Grove on Lovedale Road in Lovedale. Located in the wine region of the Hunter Valley, this family-owned estate and olive grove boasts a cellar door, restaurant and accommodation; grapes have been grown onsite since the 1860s with Adina settling for only the highest quality wines, olive oil and produce.

Six Rosés to Ramp Up Romance for Valentine's Day.
Have fun, celebrate and enjoy with Adina Vineyard’s Sparkling Rosato.

Have fun, celebrate and enjoy with a bottle of Adina’s 2015 Sparkling Rosato – a semi-sweet and lightly sparkling wine, made from Sangiovese grapes and tasting like strawberries and cream. A modern-day wine, this rosé is sophisticated and luxurious, crafted in the Prosecco style which is tank fermented.

Synonymous with elegance and refinement, Clover Hill Vineyard in Lebrina is one of Australia's very few premium sparkling wine producers in the traditional method. Established in 1986 on the site of an old dairy farm in North-eastern Tasmania, Clover Hill has a reputation for uncompromising quality, which has been recognised with awards like twice being awarded the state's vineyard of the year.

Six Rosés to Ramp Up Romance for Valentine's Day.
Elegance and refinement in a bottle, Clover Hill Tasmanian Cuvée Rosé.
Clover Hill Tasmanian Cuvée Rosé is skillfully blended to best represent the region and capture the vivacity and intensity that is the estate’s house style. Expressing the freshness and vibrancy for which the Apple Isle is renowned, this award-winning rosé offers elegance and refinement.

Whichever drop you choose to celebrate with, make sure to let your Valentine know you love them berry much!