WHAT TO EXPECT
Since its inception in 2015, Drink Pink Rosé Festival has welcomed thousands of guests, all dressed in pink and white, to celebrate delicious wine and eat, drink, play, and dance the day away. Drink Pink Rosé has quickly become a Columbia, S.C. spring tradition and for 2019, we are excited to announce that we will be moving to the much larger grounds of the Robert Mills House & Garden. Drink Pink is famous for creating a space that offers guests a wonderful experience– delightful wine complemented with delicious food exquisitely prepared by local chefs, lively entertainment from one of Columbia’s greatest jazz musicians, Mark Rapp Jazz band and cheese tasting from local creamery, Blue Ridge Creamery.
- 450 People Throughout The Day, Over 100 Different Rosé wines
- 3 Paellas, Vegan Option Available
- Cheese Tasting Table featuring Christian Hansen from Blue Ridge Creamery
- Local Vendors to Shop
- Live Music All Day, Wine Store onsite
- Silent Disco!
- Guests Receive A Festival Guide & Wine Glass
- Lots of Instagrammable Photo Opportunities
- Pink + White Attire Suggested
The Herbemont grape, though small, was deemed so succulent that it was often used as a table grape in the early 19th century. However, it was most famous for producing quality wines. From South Carolina it spread throughout the Southern and Eastern US and became an important wine variety. When phylloxera broke out in Europe in the 1860s and 70s, many of the resistant vines in North America were uprooted and shipped across the Atlantic to save the European wine industry. The unfortunate consequence was that most Herbemont vines were destroyed. Four years ago, and 120 years later, the Herbemont Grape was reintroduced to S.C., with the first vines rooted at Robert Mills House & Gardens.
A portion of each Drink Pink Rosé Festival ticket purchased will go towards the preservation of the Herbemont grape, which is grown on the Robert Mills House & Garden grounds.
The historic Robert Mills House & Gardens in Columbia, S.C. will be transformed into a sea of pink and white as guests eat, drink and relax. Rosé tastings will be served from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The event will end at 4 p.m.
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Mark Rapp Jazz Band
Trumpeter, composer, arranger, didgeridoo player, recording and touring artist Mark Rapp (markrapp.com) has performed with such distinct artists from Delfeayo & Branford Marsalis to country star Darius Rucker. Rapp has released 8 diverse recordings and appears as a sideman on a myriad of projects including Disney’s "Everybody Wants to be a Cat" alongside Roy Hargrove, Dave Brubeck, Esperanza Spalding, The Bad Plus, Joshua Redman and more. Rapp’s celebrated 2009 debut release "Token Tales" earned him a spot as a "Top Emerging Trumpeter" in Downbeat Magazine. His release “Good Eats” had critics saying, “Rapp is quickly developing a reputation as a superb interpreter and great stylist.” - AllAboutJazz.com.
Rapp is a featured artist in Mellen Press' "How Jazz Trumpeters Understand Their Music" among a prestigious list including Terence Blanchard, Lew Soloff, Freddie Hubbard, Tim Hagans, Dave Douglas and more. Rapp also composed and produced a jazz ballet “Woven: Life in Notes and Steps” (wovenballet.com). He has performed in jazz clubs and festivals around the world from Croatia, Brasil, Austria, Switzerland, USA and more including back-to-back appearances at the 2017 & 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
As the founder of ColaJazz.com, a jazz initiative to grow, elevate and support the jazz community in and around Columbia, SC through events, education, recordings, and advocacy, Rapp has produced and released 2 compilation CDs featuring over 20 local bandleaders involving 30+ musicians.
Rapp created and launched the USC ColaJazz Camp in 2017 featuring Delfeayo Marsalis; the 2018 camp clinician was NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman. He also produced the 2018 ColaJazz Festival featuring Chris Potter. Rapp is a prominent figurehead, performer, and activist of jazz in SC and in February 2018 was named an Ambassador of Jazz for the State of South Carolina by the SC House of Representatives.
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Sponsors and Partners
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