Tradition Meets Modernity at
Rickety Bridge Wine Estate
Located between the Dassenberg Mountain and the Franschhoek River, the vineyard blends perfectly into an almost picturesque panorama.
Rickety Bridge is a winery with a long tradition. With a history going back to 1797, the estate and its legacy have been passed on to its current owner Duncan Spence who has been ownership of the estate since 2000.
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 landowners in South Africa, in 1797.
Nestled against the slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains sits the historic Rickety Bridge Winery.
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Wine-Making the Rickety Bridge way
This scenery paired with the unique Franschhoek terroir is perfectly suited for winemaker Donovan Ackermann to create excellent South African wine. The noble wines are aged in the recently restored wine cellar. The progressive Rickety Bridge winery relies on the most modern standards in wine production and the winemaker combines perfectionism with passion.