Things To Do in StellenboschTokara Winery
Where? Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands, Western Cape
When? Monday to Friday from 10h00 to 17h00.
Weekends & Public Holidays from 10h00 to 15h00.
How? Call +27 (0)21 808-5900
How much? Price on request
In 1994 GT Ferreira purchased the Tokara farm for residential purposes. But that was until the wine-making potential of this land was discovered. The cool air makes for great wine and soon classic varietals were planted along the slopes of the Helshoogte Pass.
From the estate, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of Idas Valley, False Bay and the Simonsberg Mountains. Three different farms in Stellenbosch, Elgin and Hemel-and-Arde valley supply the Tokara winery.
The Highlands vineyard in Elgin is surrounded by Fynbos and near the coast. Due to it being cooler in Elgin, the Highlands Sauvignon Blanc ripens six weeks later than the Tokara Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc vineyards.
The Tokara Premium Wine Range includes Whites such as the Reserve Collection Walker Bay Chardonnay, Reserve Collection Noble Late Harvest, Walker Bay Sauvignon Blanc, White (Semillon), Elgin Sauvignon Blanc and Stellenbosch Chardonnay. The Red is called Red (A Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot blend).
Their Zondernaam wine range includes Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Rose and Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc. Tokara produces Potstill Brandy from Chenin grapes of nearby wineries. Aside from wine, they also produce cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the art works displayed in tasting centre.