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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
During a recent visit to the Franschhoek wine region, we visited the Rickety Bridge Winery. What a beautiful and historic winery! The staff at the tasting room were very friendly and helpful! They provided excellent information on the wines, which were fantastic! The Printers Devil...More
We did the wine-pairing lunch in the bistro which is very informal. Good small food portions. Then moved on to dot he tasting. This time we opted for the top range, 3 wines of choice but we got the white Semillon as a goodie treatment...More
So not just another tasting!
Blending your own wine under the watchful eye of a winemaker is a rather novel experience. I'm not sure if I'll ever open my Shiraz, Merlot, Pinotage blend with a unique personal label (which looked much better after a couple...More
The Rickety Bridge Winery was the one included in the Franschhoek Wine Tram. The place is nice but the wines tasted were regular, nothing exceptional like the Warwick Winery, for instance. It is the typical place to show to people that are not familiar with...More
We heard great things about this vineyard but our experience was sadly woeful. We didn’t travel in by Tram and that might have been the problem. I won’t name our ‘server’ but she was absolutely hopeless and totally disinterested. You visit some vineyards like Morison...More
As part of our curated wine tram tour we had lunch here. It was not very tasty compared to most of the other meals we gave had in Cape Town. It also did not include a pairing menu like many other places have. May be...More
Although we’ve been to Franschhoek numerous times this was our first visit to Rickey Bridge. I think we’ve avoided it mainly because it’s on the Wine Tram route and we expected it to be quite busy and very commercial. It wasn’t ! There were lots...More