The story behind Tokara’s award-winning wines.
Wherever you are in the world, sharing a bottle of Tokara wine evokes the mystery and majesty of the Simonsberg mountain. That’s what sets our wine apart from some of the world’s greatest wines. It has nothing to do with how we make our Cabernet Sauvignon or Sauvignon Blanc. Instead, it has everything to do with where our wine is born.
It transports you to valleys of green, lofty mountainsides, and carefree days. And that feeling is impossible to recreate. Unless, of course, you open a bottle of Tokara’s finest.
The story behind Tokara’s award-winning wines.
Wherever you are in the world, sharing a bottle of Tokara wine evokes the mystery and majesty of the Simonsberg mountain. That’s what sets our wine apart from some of the world’s greatest wines. It has nothing to do with how we make our Cabernet Sauvignon or Sauvignon Blanc. Instead, it has everything to do with where our wine is born.
It transports you to valleys of green, lofty mountainsides, and carefree days. And that feeling is impossible to recreate. Unless, of course, you open a bottle of Tokara’s finest.

TERROIR

The MAGIC is in the soil
What sets Tokara wine apart from other award-winning wines is our soil. The farm forms the watershed between two beautiful valleys on the foothills of the majestic Simonsberg, the dramatic backdrop and foundation for Tokara’s unique terroir. Tokara rests on the Stellenbosch side of the Banghoek Valley, between 350m and 550m above sea level.
The combination of altitude, deep, rich, decomposed granite soils and the unique aspect of the property make for exciting variability between the vineyard sites.
Soil profiles are of weathered sandstone and decomposed granite, the combination lending structure, perfume and longevity to our wines. Over the years, we’ve honed parcels of excellence in the vineyards to create exceptional individual batches. Our winemakers then blend these batches to produce the top tier wines we’re known for.
Our Highlands vineyard lies south of Stellenbosch in Elgin, a cool-climate area atop Sir Lowry’s Pass. Soils are predominantly Table Mountain sandstone which imparts an ethereal scent to our Sauvignon Blanc and Cap Classique sparkling wine.
TERRIOR
The MAGIC is in the soil.
What sets Tokara wine apart from other award-winning wines is our soil. The farm forms the watershed between two beautiful valleys on the foothills of the majestic Simonsberg, the dramatic backdrop and foundation for Tokara’s unique terroir. Tokara rests on the Stellenbosch side of the Banghoek Valley, between 350m and 550m above sea level.
The combination of altitude, deep, rich, decomposed granite soils and the unique aspect of the property make for exciting variability between the vineyard sites.
Soil profiles are of weathered sandstone and decomposed granite, the combination lending structure, perfume and longevity to our wines. Over the years, we’ve honed parcels of excellence in the vineyards to create exceptional individual batches. Our winemakers then blend these batches to produce the top tier wines we’re known for.
Our Highlands vineyard lies south of Stellenbosch in Elgin, a cool-climate area atop Sir Lowry’s Pass. Soils are predominantly Table Mountain sandstone which imparts an ethereal scent to our Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
TERRIOR
The MAGIC is in the soil
What sets Tokara wine apart from other award-winning wines is our soil. The farm forms the watershed between two beautiful valleys on the foothills of the majestic Simonsberg, the dramatic backdrop and foundation for Tokara’s unique terroir. Tokara rests on the Stellenbosch side of the Banghoek Valley, between 350m and 550m above sea level.
The combination of altitude, deep, rich, decomposed granite soils and the unique aspect of the property make for exciting variability between the vineyard sites.
Soil profiles are of weathered sandstone and decomposed granite, the combination lending structure, perfume and longevity to our wines. Over the years, we’ve honed parcels of excellence in the vineyards to create exceptional individual batches. Our winemakers then blend these batches to produce the top tier wines we’re known for.
Our Highlands vineyard lies south of Stellenbosch in Elgin, a cool-climate area atop Sir Lowry’s Pass. Soils are predominantly Table Mountain sandstone which imparts an ethereal scent to our Sauvignon blanc and Cap Classique sparkling wine.
WINEMAKING
The Pinnacle of Precision & Winemaking Prowess
At Tokara, traditional methods converge with leading-edge technology to produce award-winning results. Above all, we strive for excellence. It’s why we approach each wine with care and meticulous attention to detail to ensure it truly is an unique expression of its winemaking style.
Our winemaker, Stuart Botha, believes that our terroir must take centre stage. By interpreting the cues of the individual vineyard sites, each of our wines has its own unique story to tell.
“For me, a bottle of wine encapsulates the vision, reality and circumstance of a particular place and time. It tells a great story if you take the time to listen.” Stuart Botha
Harvest time takes place from January to April, and we’d love for you to come through and observe the entire process.
Watch the delivery of the grapes to the rooftop level, where they are hand sorted and crushed, before making their journey into the fermentation tanks suspended below.
Here the grapes are pressed, and gravity trickles the wine to the underground vaulted cellars where it matures until it’s ready to be bottled and offered to the global market.
WINEMAKING
The Pinnacle of Precision & Winemaking Process
At Tokara, traditional methods converge with leading-edge technology to produce award-winning results. Above all, we strive for excellence. It’s why we approach each wine with care and meticulous attention to detail to ensure it is truly an unique expression of its terroir and wine-making style
Our winemaker, Stuart Botha, believes that our terroir must take centre stage. By interpreting the cues of the individual vineyard sites, each of our wines has its own unique story to tell.
For me, a bottle of wine encapsulates the vision, reality and circumstance of a particular place and time. It tells a great story if you take the time to listen.” Stuart Botha
Harvest time takes place from January to April, and we’d love you to come through and observe the entire process.
Watch the delivery of the grapes to the rooftop level, where they are hand sorted and crushed, before making their journey into the fermentation tanks suspended below.
Here the grapes are pressed, and gravity trickles the wine to the underground vaulted cellars, where it matures until it’s ready to be bottled and offered to the global market.
WINEMAKING
The Pinnacle of Precision & Winemaking Process
At Tokara, traditional methods converge with leading-edge technology to produce award-winning results. Above all, we strive for excellence. It’s why we approach each wine with care and meticulous attention to detail to ensure it is truly an unique expression of its terroir and wine-making style
Our winemaker, Stuart Botha, believes that our terroir must take centre stage. By interpreting the cues of the individual vineyard sites, each of our wines has its own unique story to tell.
For me, a bottle of wine encapsulates the vision, reality and circumstance of a particular place and time. It tells a great story if you take the time to listen.” Stuart Botha
Harvest time takes place from January to April, and we’d love you to come through and observe the entire process.
Watch the delivery of the grapes to the rooftop level, where they are hand sorted and crushed, before making their journey into the fermentation tanks suspended below.
Here the grapes are pressed, and gravity trickles the wine to the underground vaulted cellars, where it matures until it’s ready to be bottled and offered to the global market.
OUR PORTFOLIO
Tokara’s Award-winning
Wine Portfolio
TOKARA
PREMIUM COLLECTION
Our Premium Collection consists of quality lifestyle wines best enjoyed with friends. We’ve taken our four signature grape varieites and blended across vineyard parcels to create smooth fruit-driven wines.
TOKARA
RESERVE COLLECTION
Our sought-after and award-winning Reserve Collection consists of expressive and layered wines that showcase the unique attributes of terroir specific, single-vineyard offerings. They’re available in limited quantities and include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah.
TOKARA
DIRECTORS RESERVE COLLECTION
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Our award-winning Directors Reserve range of wines focuses on Bordeaux-style blends. Handpicked from a single vineyard, it’s an elegant and layered range. It includes a barrel fermented white blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon and a classic Bordeaux-style red blend. Only the very best and most expressive parcels are used to create these iconic blends.
TOKARA
GIFTING COLLECTION
Other gems include a limited release Cap Classique, a beautiful XO Potstill Brandy produced from a single block of Chenin Blanc grapes and a botrytised beauty from our famed Elgin Sauvignon Blanc vineyard.
OUR PORTFOLIO
Tokara’s Award-winning
Wine Portfolio
TOKARA
PREMIUM COLLECTION
Our Premium Collection consists of quality lifestyle wines best enjoyed with friends. We’ve take our four signature grape varieites and blended across vineyard parcels to create smooth fruit-driven wines.
TOKARA
RESERVE COLLECTION
Our sought-after and award-winning Reserve Collection consists of expressive and layered wines that showcase the unique attributes of terroir specific, single-vineyard offerings. They’re available in limited quantities and include Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
TOKARA
DIRECTORS RESERVE COLLECTION
Our award-winning Directors Reserve range of wines focuses on Bordeaux-style blends. Handpicked from a single vineyard, it’s an elegant and layered range. It includes a barrel fermented white blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon and a classic Bordeaux-style red blend. Only the very best and most expressive parcels are used to create these iconic blends.
TOKARA
GIFTING COLLECTION
Other gems include a limited release Cap Classique, a beautiful XO Potstill Brandy produced from a single block of Chenin Blanc grapes and a botrytised beauty from our famed Elgin Sauvignon Blanc vineyard.
WINE TASTING EXPERIENCE
Tokara Crest Favicon, Tokara Wine Estate
Discover your next favourite wine
If you enjoy good company and excellent wine, book your seat at one of our exclusive wine tastings. Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic wine ambassadors will guide you through the different ranges of wines crafted at our estate.
It’s an opportunity to sample the XO Potstill Brandy or sip a glass of Telos, the pinnacle of our wines and one destined to define Stellenbosch Cabernet.
Simply follow the stone-lined stairway up to the winery, where you’ll find our wine tasting lounge. It’s a beautiful, architecturally designed space with unrivalled views over False Bay to Table Mountain. Here you’ll also notice the fermentation cellar. Take a moment to check it out, and please do ask questions about the winemaking process.
And while you inhale, swirl, sip and spit, don’t forget to try our delectable cheese platter and delicious olive oils.
Tokara Crest Favicon, Tokara Wine Estate
WINE TASTING
EXPERIENCE
Discover your next favourite winE
If you enjoy good company and excellent wine, book your seat at one of our exclusive wine tastings. Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic wine ambassadors will guide you through the different varieties of wine produced at our vineyard.
It’s an opportunity to sample the XO Potstill Brandy or sip a glass of Telos, the pinnacle of our wines and one destined to define Stellenbosch Cabernet.
Simply follow the stone-lined stairs up to the winery, where you’ll find our wine tasting lounge. It’s a beautiful, architecturally designed space with unrivalled views over False Bay to Table Mountain. Here you’ll also notice the fermentation cellar. Take a moment to check it out, and please do ask questions about the winemaking process.
And while you inhale, swirl, sip and spit, don’t forget to try our delectable cheese platter and delicious olive oils.
Tokara Crest Favicon, Tokara Wine Estate
BOOK YOUR WINE TASTING
TODAY
Tokara Crest Favicon, Tokara Wine Estate
BOOK YOUR WINE TASTING
TODAY
OUR AMBITION
Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon – where
refinement, elegance and balance meet.
One of the cornerstone red varieties on our estate is Cabernet Sauvignon. From our first harvest at the turn of the century, we’ve spent over two decades nurturing and refining these wines, and it’s been well worth the labour of love. Our Cabernet Sauvignon has won international acclaim.