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St. Paul’s Favorite Kick Off to Summer Event Is Back

Roséfest returns with Revival’s smoked meats

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A close up on a large glass of pink wine with a twinkly night time backdrop
Enjoy rosé wine in downtown St. Paul
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In its previous iterations, Solo Vino’s Rosé Tent Tasting was held in May and brought out the winter weary crowds for a massive sampling of up to 100 rosé wines. It was a lingering, sophisticated event, with over 450 attending in 2019 at The Lynhall.

The 2021 Rosé Fest has been reimagined into a more chill party vibe. This year’s event had been tweaked to adhere to COVID restrictions, but even as everything opens up, the new format, meant to encourage social distancing, allows for a more intimate feel, which is just fine by co-producers Chuck Kanski, owner of Solo Vino and Joe Alton of Alton Consulting, former Editor of The Growler and former co-founder of The Beer Dabbler.

A $45 ticket includes eight samples of the crisp blushing wine, along with tasty bites from St. Paul’s smoked meats darling Revival - an extra treat while the restaurant relocates from Keg and Case in St. Paul to Minneapolis.

In addition to the fest, a Spritzer Station and Rosé Garden will sell full sized pours of the rosés offered at the festival, along with canned seltzers, spritzes, and other fun libations sponsored by The Wine Company. The Spritzer Station and Rosé Garden do not require a ticket.

The event will be held riverside in St. Paul at Kellogg Mall Park in St. Paul on June 20th. Tickets are sold in 90-minute sessions starting with the first session at 2 pm. Tunes from local producer and DJ André Mariette will keep the party vibe going well into the evening.