The second annual Asbury Park Rosé Fest is this weekend, featuring two fun events and tons of rosé wines and rosé-themed events.
The Grand Wine Tasting on Saturday and Pink Pool Party on Friday evening are being produced by two local women: Carey Semprevivo and Melanie Rizzo, both in leadership roles at Cross & Orange restaurant on Cookman Ave.
The Grand Wine Tasting in Kennedy Park will include over 70 vendors showcasing their brands: Chateau d’Esclans Whispering Angel, Jackson Family Wines, Fever-Tree, Underwood, Firestone Walker, Opici Wines, and LiDestri, just to name a few.
Along with a wide selection of rosé wines, the event will also feature spirits, ciders, and beer/wine hybrids, as well as gin, vodka, and spiked seltzers. A few of the brands featured in this category: Austin East Ciders, Tito’s handmade vodka, Skurnik wines, Smirnoff rosé seltzer, Santa Margherita, Codigo 1530 rosé tequila, and many other brands.
The event will also feature a Raw Bar from Local 130 Seafood in Asbury Park, wine-themed Gelato from Cafe Amici, fresh fruit kebabs from a local street vendor, Fruit Stixx, and a BBQ station hosted by Cross & Orange.
When asked what made them choose specifically rosé wines to feature for this luxurious event, this was their response.
Rosé is currently experiencing a major uptrend, it’s a great way to introduce the public to an entire family of wines that are both interesting and complex. Our Grand Tasting event aims to give the attendee a trade show experience that is usually reserved exclusively for industry professionals.Melanie Rizzo, AP Rosé Fest
The Grand Wine Tasting will have 5-star status filled with fun events and music by DJ Mike Merrell. Some of which include luxury sponsored lounges, a photo booth, swag bags for the first 200 attendees, games and activities and in case of in-climate weather, it will be a tented event.
The festival is not just about wine tasting and enjoying a luxury experience. It’s also a fund raiser. Each year Carey and Melanie choose a different charity to receive the proceeds.
Born and raised on the Jersey Shore, we are deeply invested in the growth and well being of our communities. As Asbury Park locals, we believe it is vital to give back. Every year we partner with a different charity that services the local community, county or state. This year, we’ve partnered with Headstands for Hunger, a charity that strives to unite local yoga teachers and their communities to aid in the feeding of hungry people and homeless pets nationwide. 100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit Headstands for Hunger.Carey Semprevivo, AP Rosé Fest
For more information and details about these events see below!
Pink Pool Party
Date and Time
Fri, June 28, 2019
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
101 Asbury Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Grab your pink bikini and join us at the Empress Hotel’s Paradise Pool for a party dripping in Rosé. Kick off your weekend by the beach with music by DJ Tyler Valentine and cocktail specials featuring Three Olives Rosé Vodka and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. This pre-4th of July pool party extravaganza will have you dancing and imbibing the season’s most chic poolside libation.
- Entry to Paradise Pool
- One complimentary specialty cocktail
- A fabulous time
Tickets are $10 in advance / $12 at the door
**This is a 21+ Event. A valid ID is required for entry**
Event Sponsors: Tito’s Handmade Vodka & Three Olives Rosé Vodka
A portion of proceeds to benefit Headstands for Hunger
Date and Time
Sat, June 29, 2019
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
104 Grand Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Cheers to the second annual Asbury Park Rosé Fest! Join us for an incredible festival celebrating the delicious versatility and diversity of summer’s favorite drink! This year our Grand Tasting will feature samples from all over the globe and sponsorships from an assortment of the finest, world-class brands. We invite you to imbibe and enjoy the afternoon amidst the green backdrop of Kennedy Park, located on the corner of Cookman and Grand Avenues.
- Samples of over 50 different world class rosé wines
- Cocktails made with Rosé based spirits
- Food and Snack Vendors
- 3 raffle tickets for entry in our Chance Auction with incredible prizes
- A Tote Bag filled with swagged out giveaways
- Music from DJ Mike Merrell
Proceeds from the event will benefit Headstands for Hunger
Tickets are $40 in advance / $50 at the door
The Festival will go on Rain or Shine!
**This is a 21+ Event. A valid ID is required for entry.*
All sales are final.