Rickety Bridge Estate

Rickety Bridge Estate is located in Franschhoek, South Africa, and is situated between the Dassenberg Mountain and the Franschhoek River, offering a breathtaking view of the surrounding area. The winery has been in operation since 1797 and is owned by the Crosbie family from the UK. The estate was originally part of the La Provence farm, which was given to French Huguenot farmers in 1694. In 1797, Rickety Bridge was granted to Paulina De Villiers, one of the first female landowners in South Africa.

The estate became known as Rickety Bridge in the late 1980s due to the old railway bridge constructed from sleepers that crossed the Franschhoek River and provided access to the property. The bridge was replaced in 1996, providing a safer crossing.

The estate has gained recognition and received numerous awards for its wines. Its commitment to quality and the use of traditional winemaking techniques have contributed to its success.

In addition to wine production, the estate boasts luxury accommodations, a tasting room, a wine cellar, and a restaurant. Visitors can indulge in wine tastings, take tours of the cellar, and enjoy delicious food paired with the estate’s wines.



Booking Information
Telephone: +27 (0)21 876 2129
Email: info@ricketybridge.com

Website: Visit Website

More Information
Cultivars: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay, Merlot Annual Production: 8300 cases Distance to Town Hall: 3km
Trading Hours
Monday: 09:00 – 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 – 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 – 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00
Friday: 09:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00
Sunday: 09:00 – 17:00


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TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards
2020 – Top 25 Emerging Worldwide
Destinations (15th position).

Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice Destination
Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015

Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013
& 2012

Service Excellence Award – 2015

Best Tourism Event 2015 – Franschhoek
Bastille Festival

Best Local Tourism Authority Information
service 2013 & 2012


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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
66B Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday to Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 16h00
Sunday: 09h00 – 14h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 66 224 6360