Learning how to make Rosé has never been so much fun

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Need something to look forward to in 2022?

Wishing you could catch up with friends more often? Tired of educating the children? Is it time to do something for yourself?

Welcome to the Rosé Academy, where we get you back into the classroom (without the kids). It’s just what you need. 
You’ll learn how to make rosé wine with three group winemaking sessions and come home with a signature case of your very own rosé (and a magnum for that next celebration). 

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Your Assignment:

Learn wine. Have fun. Take home your own rosé.

Attention students!

These classes are nothing like high school or university. (For starters, drinking in class is encouraged.)

And secondly, we don’t care if you whisper behind the teacher’s back or sneak off before lessons are over.

At Rosé Academy, you’ll learn how to make rosé wine, but it’s mostly about the fun.

Over three sessions, you’ll join a crew of rosé fans to create your own wine. You’ll even design your own wine bottle label with a local artist.

And at the end of the program, we throw a huge party, and you get a crate of personalised rosé to take home and enjoy.

Session one: stomp and sip

Date: 27th Feb (TBC) Nature will determine the best time, but pencil this date in.

You don’t learn how to make rosé wine in a textbook, you learn by doing. You’ll start with the funnest part, a grape stomping session — by foot of course. But first you’ll be doing a little harvesting and picking pinot noir grapes for use in the rosé. Then it’s off to a delicious lunch on the lawn at our cellar door.

Session two: taste and paint

Date: 18th or 19th of June.

Taste your rosé straight in the winery and see how it’s developing. Enjoy a rosé tasting while you create your own personalised label. Under the expert guidance of Jenna from Love Ludie. Don’t worry if you are not a budding artist, Jenna will guide you, even if you’ve never picked up a paint brush before. Bring out your inner Picasso in this fun workshop, then enjoy a lovely lunch in the vineyard.

Session three: celebrate

Date: 15th October 2022

Join the party as the group celebrates the release of this exclusive batch of rosé wine. You’ll get your own personalised case of wine with 13 bottles (12 plus a magnum), all featuring your stunning self-painted label. Enjoy a long catered lunch at your graduation ceremony.

Meet Your Teachers:

Lizzie

resident foodie and lover of a good time… also your host

Belle

co-owner of Austin’s and 6Ft6 and rosé lover.

Jenna

an in-demand local artist of Love Ludie.

D MAC

the 6Ft6 winemaker, here to answer any techie wine questions.

A note from Belle, Co-owner of 6Ft6

We are a family-owned vineyard in the stunning Moorabool valley, just outside Geelong. Scott, my husband-and-I are proud Geelong locals, passionate about producing top-quality, award winning wines for our two labels, Austin’s and 6ft6.

We truly believe that wine brings people together, to raise a glass, share stories and celebrate life. And after the last 18 months, we believe it more than ever!

We create wines and events that help people make the most of and enjoy every last drop of precious time with loved ones.

We have been running Rent a Vine over at Austin’s (the more serious winemaking course), for the past two years and we wanted to create a course where you can learn about winemaking, but in a more relaxed way. Enter Rosé Academy, with fewer sessions and more socialising.

I can’t wait to meet all the students in 2022, lets make some rosé.

Belle x

Your own rosé - harvested and designed by you!

Your very own rosé wine will be yours to treasure when the program is complete. It will feature the label created by you and the wines you helped produce.
All 13 bottles (12 plus magnum) will be completely unique to you, making it an amazing keepsake to treasure or the perfect gift for wine-loving family and friends.

A perfect gift, couples date or just to celebrate friends

If you are looking for a unique experience as a gift idea, the Rosé Academy is absolutely perfect.
As a couple (especially parents) you might not get the time together you’d like — so why not join Rosé Academy and have three dates all prepared?
If you’re seeking to lock-in dates for get togethers with friends, then this is for you.
Plus, you’ll meet a crew of equally enthusiastic wine fans. Because wine people are the best kind of people.

Spoil yourself for $1290

Valued at over $2000, each place includes:

*Rosé goodie bag
*Three group sessions including lunch (and rosé)
*First access to year-round events, ooh la la
*1 x dozen bottles of rosé featuring your own personalised label
*1 x rosé magnum (a double-size commemorative 1.5 Litre bottle)
*Bus transfers to and from Geelong station to our winery

Only 60 places available – join the wait list for your chance to
 WIN a scholarship for you and a friend.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Rosé Academy

Sure! We’ll make sure you are introduced to other group members and feel welcomed and included during classes and lunches.

The grape harvesting and grape stomping takes a little bit of energy, but even those with limited fitness will be fine. The other sessions require no physical fitness whatsoever. If you can raise a glass to your lips, you’ll be good.

Yes, our vineyards, workshops and lunches are all wheelchair-friendly events.

If the weather is not behaving, we may decide to postpone. But you might just have to cope with a little bit of rain, wind or sun on the day.  

We suggest you dress how you wish — like you would attending a nice lunch with friends (which you will be). For the grape stomping session, we recommend shorts or a dress that won’t get in your way.

We are located in the Moorabool Valley, which is about 20 minutes’ drive from Geelong and 60 minutes’ drive from Melbourne (CBD). We have ample parking on site.

Unfortunately we can’t refund the cost of that workshop, but you can send someone else to attend in your place.

No, your lunch, including wines, are covered by your ticket. There are no additional fees. 

No, your purchase of a ticket is final. If we have people on our waitlist (before the program begins) we may be able to help you onsell your ticket/s. 

If there is a lockdown that prevents you from attending, we will provide a partial refund for the cost of attending the missed workshop. If it’s a short lockdown, we may reschedule the event to a later date.

No, we do not offer single tickets to any individual Rosé Academy events.

Yes. A bus is included in the cost of your membership which takes you to and from Geelong station at an agreed time. You need to book your place on the bus with our team two weeks prior to the workshop.

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