Rouge et Blanc is the only fundraiser for Banners at McNeese State University. The funds are used to present live music and visual arts programming in southwest Louisiana schools.
Hundreds of wines and dozens of the region’s restaurants are featured during the week-long events. Rouge et Blanc has grown tremendously and now includes several events each day during the week preceding the keynote grand tasting.
Check our current schedule for a full list of wine dinners, seminars and more.
MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017 – 9 AM
IMBIBER SALES HAVE EXPIRED.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017 – 10 – 10:30 AM – ONLY 30 MINUTES
In order to prepare for Ticket Sale Day next Friday, August 4, we are going to test our online system by doing a drawing for TWO RED GRAND TASTING TICKETS and ONE VIP PARKING TAG ($310 value).
This is our ongoing effort to keep that day hassle free and fun for everyone involved.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT SUPPORTED OUR TRIAL RUN AND MADE A DONATION TO OUR CHILDREN’S OUTREACH PROGRAM!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4
ROUGE ET BLANC GENERAL TICKET SALES DAY
Sales will begin at 9 am and continue until sold out
Tickets are $125 per person.
Limit of 6 tickets per order. No exceptions will be made.
Two ways to purchase: Web site and In Person (Athletic Ticket Office, Doland Memorial Athletic Complex, 700 E. McNeese Street)
No early orders for any reason. No exceptions to this rule will be made.
THIS IS WHERE YOU WILL PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 4TH AT 9 AM
LIMIT OF 6 TICKETS PER PERSON
Sales begin at 9 am online and in person. There are no exceptions. If you download the attached ticket order form to bring with you, we will not accept it before 9 am on Friday, August 4.
The ticket order form attached has to be fully filled out prior to getting to the box office window if you plan to purchase in person.
You can download now in order to be ready, but you must present the form in person at the box office after 9 am – until we are are sold out.
2017 Rouge et Blanc Ticket Sales Day Order Form – Must be turned in at box office. No electronic or postal mail submissions.
ADD-ON ITEMS FOR THE GRAND TASTING
VIP PARKING TAG – $60
VIP TABLE – $500
VIP TABLE PACKAGE – $1750
Includes 1 VIP Table | 8 Red Grand Tasting Tickets | 4 VIP Parking Tags
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1
KICK OFF CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH
Chart House at Golden Nugget
Details are TBA
PRIVATE ROUGE ET BLANC CORPORATE RECEPTION
MONDAY, OCTOBER 2
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3
Wine Down to benefit Calcasieu Community Clinic
Wine Down is a fun, entertaining introduction to wine education for those people who like wine, but don’t feel they really know that much about it. This year’s event marks the sixth annual and benefits Calcasieu Community Clinic, which serves the low-income, working uninsured residents of Southwest Louisiana with health care services. This year’s event will be held at L’Auberge Casino Resort.
Tickets are $50 per person | Calcasieu Community Clinic for ticket information
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4
Riedel Glassware Class
Oak Crossing – 5656 Nelson Road
5:30 – 6 pm | Wine Tasting and Tour of New Treehouse Event Center at Oak Crossing
6 – 7:30 pm | Comparative Glassware Class | Tickets are $80 per person
Rouge et Blanc, Riedel and Oak Crossing invite you to put your nose to the test with our Riedel Comparative Glass Workshop. Experience the impact that the size and shape of a wine glass makes on your favorite wine in a fun and informative tasting hosted by Riedel Representative Chris Hillin.
Each guest will receive a 4 glass red and white tasting kit that will be theirs to keep ($140 value). From newbies to the world of wine, to the most seasoned connoisseurs, the seminar is not one to miss! Purchase Tickets!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5
Groovin’ at the Grove with Rouge Sip & Stroll on the Boardwalk
5:30 – 8:30 pm at Walnut Grove
Groovin’ at the Grove – free
Rouge Sip & Stroll on the Boardwalk – $20 for 5 wine samples
Come enjoy Groovin’ at the Grove. There is food and music in Walnut Grove overlooking the beautiful Contraband Bayou. While you are there, take a Rouge Wine Walk along the boardwalk and taste a variety of wines and spirits. $20 starts you on a journey to sample 5 wines or spirits. Not enough? Come back for more. Purchase Sampling Tickets
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6
The Pioneer Club Dinner
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7
ZYDECO BRUNCH at SLOPPY’S DOWNTOWN
SAVEUR DU LAC – SOLD OUT
Open to Imperial Imbibers Only (Imbibers who purchased $500 or more in wine during 2016 Rouge)
1 – 2 pm in Parra Ballroom McNeese campus
$75 per person. Limit of 2 tickets per Imperial Imbiber. Event limited to 50 people.
Saveur du Lac is a brand new event that is offered to Imperial Imbibers. It will be an exclusive pre-event that will feature 20 fine wines of a retail price over $75 each. Several local restaurants will complement the experience that will be a treat for wine connoisseurs. Saveur du Lac ticket holders will also be able to check in early and enter the Grand Tasting at 2 pm directly from Parra Ballroom.
2 – 6 pm in the McNeese State University Quad
$125 per person
No one under 21 admitted to the site. No infants, strollers, animals or exceptions. No refunds. Rain or Shine.
Must have ticket to gain entry to event. No exceptions will be made.
The main event of this wine filled week is a four-hour tasting extravaganza at which visitors meander through displays and booths set against the backdrop of McNeese State University. This year’s entertainment is provided by the Pine Leaf Boys with special guest Roddie Romero. There will also be a special appearance by The Pride of McNeese Marching Band. Their visit is to promote their upcoming trip to the 2018 London New Year’s Day Parade. The Grand Tasting is the sole fundraiser for Banners at McNeese. Banners is an organization dedicated to providing the community with access to exceptional arts and humanities programming and education through arts integration that is unique to the area.
NEW ITEMS FOR 2017:
- Champagne Sponsor Lounge – Will feature special seating and amenities directly adjacent to the main entertainment stage. Be in the middle of the action for all the fun.
- Danielle Nester Faulk – Will be painting a special surprise during the event and you can purchase it when you fall in love!
- Entertainment for this year will surprise and please everyone!
- Stay tuned for more as our planning continues!