Rickety Bridge Winery

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Tradition Meets Modernity

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.

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.



Meet the 2022 Show Wines...

The Sleeper
Paulina's Reserve Chenin Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc

These will be the wines available from the Rickety Bridge winery at the 2022, 15Estates Boutique Wine Show to come and taste and experience!

Our Wine Maker... Donovan Ackermann

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.