Rickety Bridge now firmly on the map
RICKETY Bridge is a comparative newcomer on the wine and food scene in Franschhoek but the farm has its foundations in the Huguenot era, originally being part of La Provence.
It has not taken long to establish itself as a popular culinary destination while its wine range boasts an enviable track record with cellar- master Wynand Grobler responsible for a list of quality labels.
Recently he launched the third vintage of the Foundation Stone, a 2011 blend of six Rhone cultivars sporting a vintage-style label.
Grapes were sourced from four Cape regions along with Franschhoek, and the meld of shiraz, mourvèdre, grenache, tannat and cinsaut is finished with a little viognier to produce an intriguing mix that can enhance culinary creations from duck to venison. It costs R85.
The farm is open seven days a week and there are three ranges of wine to sample, from the Icon through Paulina’s Reserve to the standard selection.
Tastings cost R20 for five wines.
ASSET: Cellarmaster Wynand Grobler of Rickety Bridge.