This experimental craft range, which winemaker Wynand Grobler particularly enjoys making, is adorned with a creative, eye-catching label reflecting Wynand’s innovative approach to the three wines. The blends are constantly evolving, being tweaked by Wynand every year. Although they say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, the intricate label, designed by the talented Fanakalo team, may make you wonder at what’s within. Chances are that you’ll like what you find!
Named after the cornerstone of the original ‘rickety bridge’ which straddled the Franschhoek River and ushered one into the estate, the Foundation Stone wines – edgy, complex and full of promise and intrigue – boast an award-strewn track record, including several appearances in the SA Top 100 wines list.
The Rickety Bridge Foundation Stone range of Mediterranean-style blends consists of:
· The Foundation Stone Rosé 2017: A popular new vintage, Rhône-style blend release;
· The Foundation Stone White 2016: A distinguished, recently-released new vintage Chenin Blanc-led Mediterranean-style blend; and
· The Foundation Stone Red 2014: A highly-acclaimed Shiraz-led Rhône-style blend;
When visiting Rickety Bridge today, one still crosses a bridge over the Franschhoek River – thankfully no longer rickety! Another change is that today this wine estate boasts a host of offerings. In addition to the modern boutique-style winery, a ‘tasting room in the vines’, Paulina’s à la carte restaurant, luxurious 4-star accommodation, a romantic wedding and function venue and a conference centre there is also a playground for children and a boules court.
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