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Rickety Bridge Winery

R45 Main Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2129
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Famous old winery

We stopped here for a wine tasting. It was fine, but it was nothing special. The property is very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cincinnati, Ohio
Nice stop!

We stopped here as part of the wine tram route. The service was very good and had a nice atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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This historic estate was originally part of the great La Provence farm given to French Huguenot farmers in 1694. Over the years the property was divided and the portion which is now Rickety Bridge was granted to Paulina De Villiers, one of the first female land owners in South Africa, in 1797. In the late 1980's the estate became known as Rickety Bridge due to the old railway sleeper bridge which crossed the Franschhoek River and provided the entry point to the estate. The rickety bridge was replaced in 1996 and the new bridge provides a safe crossing over the river. Today, Rickety Bridge is a stately Franschhoek winery which has gone from strength to strength in recent years and the memory and pioneering spirit of Paulina De Villiers is celebrated by the flagship range of wines, Paulina's Reserve. These distinctive wines, as well as the renowned Rickety Bridge classic range and the Foundation Stone Range, have received many accolades and high praise in recent years.
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R45 Main Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2129
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for a wine tasting. It was fine, but it was nothing special. The property is very old and it is a traditional winery in the region.

Thank LibbyH1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here as part of the wine tram route. The service was very good and had a nice atmosphere for the kids.

Thank SLP888
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We loved our night stay here. We booked the night after the Literary Festival and they very kindly gave us a little discount as the room was empty. Gorgeous house, warm staff, delicious food and a perfect spot for a winter vacation. Loved it and...More

Thank Kelsey G
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Exceptionally warm and comfortable rooms. Very friendly and obbliging staff. We felt at home and will be back.

Thank Luana A
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed both wine and food. The service was excellent and the food was delicious and good value. We also stopped in the shop which is worth doing. Would be very happy to recommend and will defiantly go back! The waiter took a picture for...More

Thank LowePD
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Many people said this stop could be skipped on the wine tram tour but am glad we didn't. Nice place, friendly staff and good wine. Though we had asked for only one tasting, they served us two which we found out only when the bill...More

Thank worldiscoverer
Reviewed 20 July 2017

On a whim we were in Franschoek looking for a place to have lunch, and we stumbled upon this gem. Although we didn't do a wine tasting, we had a wonderful meal in a great place and great service.

Thank FGD8
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived late in the afternoon just before closing but Fennel welcomed us in and gave us a wonderful wine tasting experience. We sat near the cracking log fire and where presented with an excellent selection of wines to taste. The ambiance was perfect and...More

1  Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

What a lovely time spent wine tasting in front of the fire on a cold windy winter day. It was time to catch up with a very close and special friend teaching abroad. Friendly staff and would highly recommend.

Thank jilliankotze
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Great wine and fantastic service, we had a space at the fire. Had a great tome will return over and over

Thank WijnGirl
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