The Franschhoek wine estate, Rickety Bridge, has a winemaking history dating back to the 17th century. It was once part of the original La Provence farm granted to the first French Huguenots who settled in Oliphantshoek and renamed the area, Franschhoek. Over the years La Provence was subdivided and in 1797 the land which is now known as Rickety Bridge wine estate was granted to the widow, Paulina De Villiers.
Rickety Bridge wine estate is situated less than 3 kilometres from the centre of the quaint Franschhoek town and nestles against the slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains overlooking the majestic Wemmershoek Mountain range.
This position gives the estate a range of aspects and soil types for growing different varieties of grapes. The lower flatland of the estate is covered by sandy soils being close the Franschhoek River which crosses in front of the estate’s lower border. The hillside provides the wine estate with decomposed granite soils which are ideal for growing high quality red grapes required for producing premium red wine.
Rickety Bridge wine estate is 50 Hectares in area of which only 15 Hectares are currently dedicated to vineyard, with a further 6 hectares under development. The remaining 35 Hectares are made up of buildings, dams and pine forest.
Rickety Bridge wine estate is a popular destination in the Cape winelands with a long winemaking history, although reminiscent of the past, and nostalgic and timeless; this estate is also all things new’ and all thing delectable’ and all things sublime’.
This historic wine estate boasts a myriad of facets to offer the discerning consumer. Rickety Bridge wine estate offers a superb restaurant, wedding facilities and packages, and has both conferencing and luxury accommodation offerings.
All grapes used in this Méthode Cap Classique sparkling wine originate from Franschhoek.
Enjoy with Smoked salmon, shellfish with rich sauces, pork, chicken with creamy sauces.
Inviting aromas of guava and white peach with underlying floral and green fig notes. A full, rich palate of tropical fruit, citrus and spice leads into a long honeyed finish.
Layered complexity on the nose and palate surprise with every interaction.
Shiraz 38% - Grenache 37% - Mouvedre 25%
46% Chenin blanc - 21% Grenache blanc - 23% Rousanne – 6% Nouvelle - 4%Viognier
All grapes used to make this Méthode Cap Classique sparkling wine originate from Franschhoek.
Enjoy with Spaghetti Bolognese, lasagne, grilled chicken, beef stews.
Rich and ripe with apricot, peach skins with hints of mango and litchi on the nose.
Ready for your enjoyment, but with the naturally high acidity this wine will cellar well until 2020.
Classic characters of red and black berries, layered with herbal notes, pencil shavings and oak spice.
Grapes are from 22 year old vines grown in sandy Tukulu soils on the banks of the Franschhoek river. Extremely low yielding at 4.5 tonnes/ha.