Franschhoek Wines

Shadowed by the Dassenberg mountains, the mild Franschhoek valley is the perfect canvas for winemaker Wynand Grobler to create a portfolio of outstanding Franschhoek wines. The flagship range, Paulina’s Reserve, proudly bears the name of original owner, Paulina de Villiers.

The flagship, a king among South African red wines, is the Paulina’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. These distinctive South African wines, as well as the renowned Rickety Bridge classic range, have received several accolades at South Africa wine shows and around the world.

Rickety Bridge wine estate is undoubtedly one of the most progressive wineries in the Cape. The historic wine making cellar was recently renovated and converted into a barrel fermentation centre, the new winery was built and modern cooling equipment was installed. The newly built wine tasting centre is the perfect place to sample 200 years of wine making tradition: taste these delighful Franschhoek wines in comfort, al fresco in summer on the winery verandah or relaxing in front of the fire in winter. The pleasures of these outstanding South African wines extend beyond the bottle. 

This enchanting estate offers a new delight with every visit. Enjoy a delicious lunch on a sunny verandah overlooking the vines. Stay over in one of the luxurious Manor House rooms, embraced in two centuries of history, and discover one certainty, during every moment spent on this side of the bridge, you won’t want to be anywhere else in the world. 

Winemaking and Viticulture

This remarkable winery has a long standing tradition of winemaking. A new winery in was completed in 1997, when the old cellar was renovated and converted into a barrel fermentation centre. The cellar now has the capacity to handle 200 tonnes of grapes. Winemaker, Wynand Grobler, took over from Wilhelm van Rooyen in December 2007.

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Tastings and Tours

The Rickety Bridge tasting centre offers a relaxed environment in which to taste the celebrated wines. The venue is in an idyllic setting overlooking vineyards and the majestic Wemmershoek mountains. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will guide you through the range of wines while you drink in the splendour of the surroundings.

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Wine List

We have a wine to suit every palate. Take a look at our wine list and choose your favourite.  

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