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Rickety Bridge Winery

R45 Main Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2129
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Great tasting and service

came here as part of the wine tram tour. tasting was really good and the server knows his stuff too... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
maddiePortsmouth
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Titchfield, United Kingdom
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Pleasant visit on red wine tram tour

Funky way to get there by the bus/tram then the train/tram and finally the jeep. The wine was ok I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jonofromcas
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Castleford, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

came here as part of the wine tram tour. tasting was really good and the server knows his stuff too and wa a happy to answer all our questions. Decent shop on site too.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Funky way to get there by the bus/tram then the train/tram and finally the jeep. The wine was ok I think. I’m writing this three months after the event and having reviewed four of the six vineyards we went to, I can remember with clarity...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I popped in for lunch purely on a whim after spotting its quaint name! The food was excellent as was the wine. My wife had the Sauvignon Blanc and I had the Merlot. We sat on a sunny terrace with an amazing...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this place. The estate is so gorgeous. We enjoyed a lovely tasting with staff that was super friendly and helpful. I loved that we could sit at a table, order a great cheese and meat board, and they brought the wine tasting to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wine is not bad, the tasting room is just too regular. Confined space on a rainy day, especially if there are young children inside.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first stop on our wine tram excursion. We received a warm welcome and enjoyed tasting 4 of their wine selection. Thoroughly enjoyed our time on this wine estate and their wines went down very well too. We will certainly be buying more...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really great place to visit - relaxed, super wine, good food, great service...., always worth a visit and I’d go again ...!

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

What an enjoyable experience! Staff was knowledgeable about the wines and the farm history. The white wines was great. The food is good and the service relaxed to give you time to enjoy the wine. Will definitely visit this winery every time we're in the...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

This was our first stop on the wine tram tour and looked lovely. Stepping from the tram to a tractor pulled trailer which took us through some of the vines was a nice start. The actual winery looks very attractive but unfortunately for us that’s...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Great spot on the Franschhoek wine route for lunch and wine tastings. We had the suggested set menu with wine pairings and they were delicious and very reasonably priced. Highly recommend.

Thank jill616
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