Campo Viejo are popping up on the South Bank with an eye-catching centrepiece.
Few things sound more appealing over the course of a long, occasionally hot summer than a fountain of wine. Thus spake the marketing team at Campo Viejo, who are conjuring up a six-metre tall rosé fountain on the South Bank, arriving on Thursday, August 15th to satisfy thirsty Londoners.
Well, technically not, since the fountain doesn’t actually contain any wine – it’s simply coloured to look as if it does. Sorry to burst your bubble, but that’s actually bright pink water you’ll be seeing, probably because to fill a six-metre tall fountain full of actual wine would seriously detract from the ability to drink said wine.
Anyway, the fountain is the standout feature of this summer installation, which will also welcome Pintxos-style street food from Jimmy Garcia, Spanish music, and most importantly, wine tasting sessions. It’s all to launch Campo Viejo’s new rosé wine, and handily the event is free to attend – they’ll even throw in two complimentary glasses of the new stuff to whet your appetite.
Whilst tickets have unsurprisingly already been snapped up, they’ll be open to walk-ins throughout the day, making this place a perfect spot for a little weekday wining.
Find it at Observation Point, Gabriel’s Wharf, SE1 9LT on August 15th, from 12-6pm.
Also published on Medium.