Rickety Bridge Wine Estate
Rickety Bridge Wine Estate is situated on the Franschhoek Wine Route and has a winemaking history dating back to the 17th century.
The flagship range, Paulina's Reserve, bears the name of original owner, Paulina de Villiers. These wines, as well as the Estate's classic range, have received several accolades at wine shows around the world.
The historic old cellar was recently renovated and converted into a barrel fermentation centre, modern cooling equipment was installed and vineyards replanted.
A tasting fee is applicable, but is refundable on a purchase of wine.
Cellar Tours can be arranged by appointment.
The Tasting Centre
Accommodation is provided in the following two venues:
Rickety Bridge Manor House
A renovated 19th century guest house with three en-suite rooms.
The house has yellow-wood beamed ceilings and pine floors and is furnished with classic Cape Dutch furniture, a fire-warmed lounge and country kitchen.
Basse Provence Country House
Basse Provence is the four star sister property to Rickety Bridge, situated across the Franschhoek River on the neighbouring estate.
This 1855 thatched Cape Dutch Manor house and neighbouring Country House have been totally refurbished and has 7 en-suite rooms and one two bedroomed cottage, ideal for families.
The Manor HouseThe Restaurant
At The Restaurant in the Vines you can sit on the deck or laze on the lawn and enjoy a picnic.
Restaurant in the VinesConferencing & Banqueting
The air-conditioned banqueting hall is set in the renovated old barrel cellar, which also offers a comfortable breakaway room and a smoking verandah.
Up to 40 delegates can be seated in board or school-room style, 60 in U-shape and 90 in cinema style.
Small conferences can be held at their neighbouring property, Basse Provence, in a private meeting room which can accommodate up to 10 delegates.
A range of handmade speciality salts, salad splashes, squeezes and sambals, as well as gifts and promotional items can be bought at the estate's wine tasting centre.
Gifts and sauces available in the tasting centre
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