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Rickety Bridge

Great setting Beautiful Cape Dutch Manor House Great Wine blending experience A great banqueting... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Daniel S
via mobile
Part of curated wine tram experience, very in-depth

We signed up for the curated wine tram experience that began with the morning at Rickety Bridge... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Chiquita15
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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...more
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R45 Main Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went here on 2 occasions during our visit to franschhoek. First we did the wine blending experience which was brilliant and so much fun. I really recommend doing this! We also stopped here on the wine tram. It is a wonderful winery with excellent...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Rickety Bridge was our first stop on The Wine Tram: a rustic, boutique winery boasting a selection of Sauvignon, Pinotage and Merlot, all lively but crisp and served with a smile. It would have been highly discourteous of us to not have five glasses each!?...More

Thank Carnivorous-Nomad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place is magical in every way. situated right at the border between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch in the Winelands in ZA. If it's just for wine tasting, dinner/lunch or an overnight stay, you will fall in love with it the moment of your arrival. It's...More

1  Thank suiza90
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I spent an evening at Rickety Bridge Winery in their absolutely amazing Manor House & took in a lot of what it has to offer! I am absolutely delighted to be sharing this experience with you :) Built in the 19th century not only is...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Great setting Beautiful Cape Dutch Manor House Great Wine blending experience A great banqueting venue Friendly team looking after you

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Too often, you end up on a wine estate to taste, and everything is pretentious and quite stuck up. Well, not at Rickety Bridge! The sommelier that helps you out is relaxed, chatty and very knowledgeable about the wine, in laymans terms! We had such...More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We signed up for the curated wine tram experience that began with the morning at Rickety Bridge. In the morning we were escorted to a private tasting room with a cozy fire and sparkling wine/MCC waiting. We had an hour lecture about the history of...More

Thank Chiquita15
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Specifically chose this winery for tastings because I read they produce a good Cabernet Sauvignon. Chose 5 wines to taste & ordered a cheese plater to go along with the wines. (It actually became my lunch.) Their Cabernet Sauvignon was my favorite; bought a bottle....More

Thank Karen317
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Not all wineries are good with kids. It this winery was very accommodating had a wonderful playground and good cheeses with charcuterie. My kids loved it and not everyone is single without kids. I loved their wines and had a lovely afternoon. I would recommend...More

Thank Luis C
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

This is one of the wineries you visit from the wine tram. Although the visit is meant to be an hour, half of that time is taken in the transfers from the tram to the winery and back. Hence we only had about half an...More

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Response from Shire H | Reviewed this property |
We drove, it’s about an hour in a car but I think there is transport to Franschhoek from Cape Town itself.
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