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Reviewed by Cheryce Hall - 6 January 2014 at 13:42
Casual Winefly - 28 farms visited and 25 reviewed.

One of my favourites. Had the best time there with my friends. A place that cultivates memories, good laughs, and great wine! Service was above average and we really had a fun time by the fireplace inside! One for the history books for sure!

 
 
Reviewed by Johan Burger - 31 March 2013 at 15:14
Casual Winefly - 24 farms visited and 24 reviewed.

Very nice reds and whites! Great setting! Cosy restaurant!

 
 
Reviewed by Heather Saunders - 16 March 2013 at 19:13
Explorer Winefly - 106 farms visited and 22 reviewed.

Loved the Wine Tram to Rickety Bridge. A classic experience that locals & tourists will be delighted in. http://www.winetram.co.za

 
 
Reviewed by Juan Locke - 9 February 2012 at 14:03
Casual Winefly - 12 farms visited and 13 reviewed.

Wow…. the drive in is spectacular!

Greeted by Jackie who is in charge of their marketing as well as being a “Jane of all trades and seemingly master of all.” I was taken through the renovations that have currently just taken place. The restaurant has been moved to the old tasting area, perfect for winter and still with an amazing view of the vineyards.

The new tasting area has been expanded, teetering down into three decks making one feel as if they are apart of the vineyards, a nice touch making you feel that awesome wine farm experience. the cellars can also be viewed from inside the tasting room, creating a marriage from vineyard to cellar…… well thought out!

Their wines are exquisite and have come along way since Wynand Grobler grabbed hold of the reigns. If Chardonnay is your thing then one would be hard pressed to find a bottle of their Award winning Chardonnay 2011 that has become so popular it can only be found in certain restaurants, you cant even get a bottle on the Estate.

Highly recommended!!!….. ;p

 
 
Reviewed by Daniël Maree - 6 November 2011 at 19:54
Casual Winefly - 31 farms visited and 30 reviewed.

The entire red wine range is impressive, VERY good cabernet.

 
 
Reviewed by Graham Cursons - 2 May 2011 at 07:19
Casual Winefly - 8 farms visited and 10 reviewed.

Did enjoy their Pinotage (which surprisingly doesn’t feature anywhere below) and Savignon Blanc Reserve. Sadly our hostess did the experience no justice and the farm may well have supplied a tape recorder to each table.

 
 
Reviewed by Christine Andrews - 9 April 2011 at 13:46
Discoverer Winefly - 48 farms visited and 49 reviewed.

I liked the experience at this winery. The staff were really informative and the service was great!! We bought three wines at this place. We bought the Paulina’s Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2009, the Shiraz 2004, and the Paulina’s Reserve Chenin Blanc 2009. We have tried the SB since then, and I don’t think it compares to other wineries SB’s like Nitida’s. I have written a review on this winery on my wine blog be sure to check it out: http://westerncapewineries.blogspot.com/2011/03/rickety-bridge-franschhoek.html

 
 
Reviewed by Christie Hepke - 15 February 2011 at 15:57
Casual Winefly - 33 farms visited and 26 reviewed.

This is one of those places where you walk in, and feel right at home! You even want to take off your shoes and put your feet on the couch!
The tasting was amazing! The staff at Rickety bridge show a lot of passion for the farm and the wine! The cheese and chocolates paired with the wines was such a nice treat.
what a great chardonnay! YUM!!!!

 
 
Reviewed by Jill Kronenberg - 21 January 2011 at 12:15
Casual Winefly - 6 farms visited and 4 reviewed.

beautiful setting, friendly staff, good wine. very very reasonably priced picnic baskets

 
 
Reviewed by Damien Mocke - 29 November 2010 at 20:13
Casual Winefly - 32 farms visited and 11 reviewed.

One of my favorites of all time. Every foreign visitor I ever have is just another one of the many excuses I use to go. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly and the shiraz is awesome!

 
 
Reviewed by Gavin Withers - 3 October 2010 at 20:29
Casual Winefly - 13 farms visited and 15 reviewed.

I have been to this farm a few times as a wedding photographer. I find the staff very friendly and helpful. The wines in great too.

 
 
Reviewed by Cobus Coetzee - 20 September 2010 at 15:10
Explorer Winefly - 137 farms visited and 92 reviewed.

nice place, good wine

 
 
Reviewed by Jacques Weidemann - 6 September 2010 at 21:03
Firefly - 196 farms visited and 146 reviewed.

the shiraz made it to the top ten in the winemag comp, and I am not surprised given their new world pallet when judging a wine. I must admit the chenin blanc made me “lus” for summer at the pool. The goat loved the shiraz, but goats do have new world pallets…

 
 
Reviewed by Claudine Toit - 17 May 2010 at 16:33
Casual Winefly - 20 farms visited and 11 reviewed.

Lovely setting, good wine, friendly staff – all you need really

 
 
Reviewed by Maggie Mostert - 16 May 2010 at 21:13
Firefly - 222 farms visited and 197 reviewed.

Loverly farm, over priced wines – tasted like my first foray into wine making will surely taste.

 
 
Reviewed by Bubbles MacEchern - 10 May 2010 at 12:14
Casual Winefly - 15 farms visited and 6 reviewed.

Beautiful farm, wonderful staff and delicious wines… what more could you want?
(Disapointing cheese platter)

 
 
Reviewed by Sivu Nobongoza - 7 May 2010 at 10:55
Novice Winefly - 2 farms visited and 3 reviewed.

I must start by admitting that with a name like Rickety, you almost missed the train, but my lady strong-armed me and Elma, my german friend and the experience couldn’t have been more sweet. Though they turn most of their grapes to jams and chutneys, the Chardonnay and the Pinot noir were surprisingly flavourful. Approaching the farm, you get the feeling of heading to the wild wild west. The big fluffy teddy bears surrounding the tasting room make it feel slightly grim, like IT or Chucky grim. More irony is in the big man size bottles the sell at only half price, making you wonder if infact the wine is legit. he-he-he. We walke dout with a case of the Pinot Noir . So it wasn’t that bad.

 
 
Reviewed by Francois Malan - 31 October 2009 at 14:32
Discoverer Winefly - 63 farms visited and 10 reviewed.

NIce venue, worth a visit

 
 
Reviewed by Benjamin Foster - 2 September 2009 at 20:24
Discoverer Winefly - 64 farms visited and 29 reviewed.

Disappointing visit. Lots of mini-bus visiters. The tasting room smelling of creosote and staff rushed and unwelcoming. The location and the wine were the best things, so maybe I picked a bad day.

 
 
Reviewed by Andrew Chigorimbo - 17 May 2009 at 15:19
Secret Winefly - 380 farms visited and 304 reviewed.

staff was ok but they sounded very scripted and had memorized tasting notes
Chenin blanc is not bad

 
 
Reviewed by Madame de Wyn - 25 April 2009 at 15:17
Secret Winefly - 369 farms visited and 468 reviewed.

What’s up with all the bears? Every where you look there’s a bear. Our dry sense of humour host, Christian, referred to them as his play mates. They keep him company when the tasting room is empty. Apart from the bears, they had some interesting stuff in the tasting room. I loved the wired mannequin dolls that displayed the t-shirt merchandise. They also had some fabulous decanters and interesting coffee table books.

The wine on the other hand was a bit wild and overpriced. Hug a bear.

 
 
Reviewed by Lisa Harlow - 11 March 2009 at 13:58
Casual Winefly - 0 farms visited and 288 reviewed.

Had a very enjoyable lunch here complete with wine tasting. Love their unoaked chardonnay and Paulina Reserve. In a beautiful setting. Was 3 years between visits and they have definitely beome more swish but their wines were as excellent as I remembered

 
 
Reviewed by toni margiotta - 8 February 2009 at 15:12
Casual Winefly - 0 farms visited and 288 reviewed.

Good range of interesting wines, knowledgable and friendly staff, lovely setting.

Well worth a visit.

 

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