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.


Stay over in our luxurious rooms overlooking the Franschhoek Mountains.

News & Events

25 Dec – Christmas Lunch at Rickety Bridge Franschhoek

Experience the magic of Christmas at Rickety Bridge. Make sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment!

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02 Mar 2024 – Harvest Festival @ R995 pp

A special event that includes breakfast, grape picking, grape stomping, cellar tour, limitless tastings, lunch, and a wine gift.

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What our visitors say

  • You can't beat the views

    The rooms are so beautiful, highly recommend it to anyone wanting the best in Franshhoek , thank you so much!

    John Parker

  • Excellent rooms and service

    Close to the town but also offers a lovely respite from the bustle. Parkrun trail available on the vineyard. Gorgeous views.

    Shraddha Patnala

  • Super comfortable room with amazing views of the mountains

    The staff were very friendly and accommodating. I loved the location with a very easy walk to Rickety Bridge Winery.

    Robert Patton

  • From the moment we arrived just absolute excellent service, we had an ensuite loft room in the Manor House.

    Ryan Anthony