Rickety Bridge Winery

Rickety Bridge Winery, Franschhoek: Hours, Address, Rickety Bridge Winery Reviews: 4/5

Rickety Bridge Winery
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Kurt Armstrong
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
We very nice and amazing staff. Gorgeous views and delicious food &wine.The merlot was to die for...a special thank you to Joe(Blessing), Jana and Ryno who really made our honeymoon a time we will never forget. This is a bucket list winefarm where you will have the time of your life. Definitely will see you guys soon
Written 21 January 2022
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Julian Desmore
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
Absolutely Fabulous 👌...Yanga Mgadela, your service was impeccable and kudos to the chef as the food was outstanding. Thank you so much...best way to celebrate our 17 Year anniversary ❤️
Written 16 December 2021
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Philanie V
12 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Super service on wine tasting. Cheese and meat platter well balanced with pairing up with wines! Ambience good. The setup is next level. Congratulations.
Written 30 May 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to review our winery, Philanie V. We appreciate it and hope to see you again in the near future!
Written 2 September 2021
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Shirley J
Cape Town, South Africa19 contributions
Apr 2021
Fabulous! We so enjoyed the wine tasting (with snacks) that we visited Rickety Bridge two days in a row. Service was superb (Glenn served us on both occasions), the view is sublime, the wine delicious and the snacks were outstanding, serving as a meal. we had no need of supper after that. We include Rickety Bridge on our wine farm schedule every time we visit Franschhoek and we shalll continue to do so.
Written 4 May 2021
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What a compliment Shirley J. Thank you for the great review and for sharing your experience. We look forward to hosting you on a regular basis!
Written 17 May 2021
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Hodders_12
Johannesburg, South Africa40 contributions
Apr 2021
We went to Rickety Bridge for the pizza and vino.
We sat inside in the tasting area on the couch with the fireplace, it was very cozy.
We were served by Dillon who was very knowledgeable and his service was excellent.
The pizza’s were great - Rickety Bridge pizza (pulled pork) and the Pepperoni, tasty and good value for money.
We drank the Shiraz and Chenin Blanc.
Will definitely return again.
Written 1 May 2021
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We are delighted to hear that you met your expectations Hodders_12 and we're looking forward to your return!
Written 17 May 2021
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coen_12
Johannesburg, South Africa1 979 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
Everything needs revamp,wine only below average,service,what service,didn't enjoy anything,we left after 15min
Written 6 March 2021
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Hi coen_12, a below-average experience is certainly not what we aim for. We will endeavour to do much better in the future and hope to see you again on our estate to restore your faith in our offering.
Written 8 March 2021
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Culture55069203583
6 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
Great value, brilliant service, excellent wine! Would highly recommend for any wine lover or enthusiast.
Written 13 February 2021
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Thank you for the excellent review and recommendation, Culture55069203583.
Written 8 March 2021
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Ronel J
6 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
Rickety Bridge is a little piece of heaven on earth. They literally cater for everyones needs, from the best wine and cheese tasting to the best wedding venue. We had such an amazing stay at Rickety Bridge and Eldorét the wedding coordinator and the team made sure that our fairy tale wedding is a dream come true. We could not have asked for anything more. Everything was just perfect. I can mot recommend this wine farm with its breathtaking views, mouth watering food, warm service and big personality enough!!! Thank you for everything!!
Written 13 November 2020
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Hi Ronel, it is our biggest pleasure. Thank you for putting your trust in our team and allowing us to make make your dreams come true. We hope that you'll celebrate many more occasions on our estate. Once a bride, always a friend of Rickety Bridge.
Written 8 March 2021
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Travel_Undercover
United Kingdom6 651 contributions
Dec 2019
Our small group stopped here for lunch during our day out exploring the winery's of the Franschhoek region. It was extremely busy and glad we had booked a table earlier in the day. More we felt a restaurant venue than a winery. Nevertheless a very enjoyable lunch and more very tasty SA wines.
Written 9 June 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review our estate. We hope to welcome you again in the future!
Written 2 September 2020
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Iolanda Guerra e Andrade
Lisbon, Portugal1 703 contributions
Feb 2020
Because of not drinking wine despite being in a group taht was interested in tasting the presented wines I went along and ended up having a fabulous Malay type of meal at the complex restaurant. If you are not into wines you can still stroll along the gardens or have a look at the small shop they have, which sells quite a few interesting South African articles.
Written 29 May 2020
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Thank you for the review Iolanda. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and found our winery shop articles interesting.
Written 2 September 2020
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