12 Most Pretty in Pink Wines for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

12 Most Pretty in Pink Wines for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month — a time that many take an active role to raise money and awareness for this disease. Pink has become its trademark color, so I would like to take this opportunity to raise a glass of wine in a toast of remembrance and thanks to all who have been touched by this disease and to those who have devoted their life’s work to treat patients and find cures.

Choose your favorite Rose wine, or pick from these 12 I’ve been sipping this year to toast your Hero!

1. Edward Sellers 2011 Rosé

Paso Robles, CA | 50% Grenache | 50% Syrah | 13.9% Alcohol | $20

2. Tablas Creek Vineyard 2011 Rosé

Paso Robles, CA | 58% Mourvèdre | 30% Grenache | 12% Gounoise | $14.5% Alcohol | $27

3. La Cabriole 2011 Cabernet De Saumur

Cabernet de Saumur, FR | Cabernet Franc & Cabernet Sauvignon | $10

4. Bessert de Bellefon “Cuvée des Moines” Champagne Brut Rosé

Epernay, FR | Champagne Blend | 12.5% Alcohol | $40- $50

5. Chateau de Nage Costieres De Nimes 2010 Reserve

Costieres de Nimes, Fr | 60% Grenache Noir | 40% Syrah | $10

6. Domaine Guy Mousset Côtes du Rhone 2011

Côtes du Rhone, FR | Grenache & Syrah Blend | Alcohol N/A | $10

7. Thanksgiving Farm 2009 Rosé

Harwood, Maryland | 53% Merlot | 40% Cabernet Franc | 7% Cabernet Sauvignon | Alcohol 11.6% | $15

8. Argyle 2008 Brut Rosé

Dundee Hills, OR | 50% Pinot Menunier | 40% Pinot Noir | 10% Chardonnay | Alcohol 13.5% | $35 – $40

9. The Crusher 2011 Rosé of Pinot Noir

Clarksburg, CA | 100% Pinot Noir | Alcohol 13.6% | $18

10. Chateau Ballan Larquette 2009 Rosé

Bordeaux, FR | 45% Merlot | 40% Cabernet Sauvignon | 15% Cabernet Franc | Alcohol N/A | $16

11. Santa Julia Brut Rosé

Mendoza, Argentina | 100% Pinot Noir | Alcohol 12.5% | $13

12. Charity Case 2008 Rosé

Napa, CA | Made with a blend of donated juice from dedicated Napa Winemakers | Alcohol 14.1% | $12 | 100% of proceeds benefits charities in and around Napa County California

Which Rosé wines would you choose to toast your Hero? I would love to know.

Featured image courtesy of Pink Sherbet Photography licensed via Creative Commons.

Eileen Gross


Eileen Gross is the Chief Financial Officer for a financial services and risk management firm in Washington, DC. She is wine lover, traveler, and collector who shares her wine experiences on her blog “Wine Everyday". She is is a member of the Society of Wine Educators.

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I really need to try out these Rosé. We always go for the reds, and even the blends are the darker variety (shiraz/cab/tempranillo). And great timing and inspiration for the Breast Cancer Awareness.

Martin D Redmond
Martin D Redmond

Eileen - Great list!  I've had the Tablas Creek,  and Argyle Rose.  Great pics and it's great to see some bubbly on the list! I'll have to seek out some of the others, especially the bubbly.  A sparkling Rose is my deathbed wine!...er...well at least for today


I would choose any of these to toast a hearo...if you recommend them I know they would be good.


@dbvickery Thank you Brian! Rose is often overlooked, and some folks think of it as a 'starter wine'. Obviously, I think differently!


@reneedobbs Thanks Renee! They are all special in their own way, and are suitable for a hero's toast. Some of these are harder to find than others, just try something other than White Zinfandel.  @martindredmond turned me on to #8, and I found it when I was in Seattle this summer.