Tokara was purchased in 1994 by GT Ferreira for residential purposes, but it wasn’t long before the great potential for planting vineyards was recognised inspiring the planting of classic varietals on the 400m above sea-level slopes. The cool air and low temperatures contribute to the excellent quality of Tokara Wines.
Tokara Blanc de Blancs
This bubbly has a vibrant light golden hue with a hint of green in the colour. The mousse is exceptionally fine and consistent. The aromas are those of freshly baked brioche, fresh apples and a hint lemon blossom. The fine bubbles explode in your mouth upon entry. The palate is mouth filling with flavours of toasted almonds, freshly buttered toast, lemon and lime preserve with a long finish, which hints of a slightly saline mineral note.
Tokara Director's Reserve White
Tokara's finest reserve Bordeaux-styled white blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Only grapes from the estate's best blocks of Simonsberg mountain vineyards and then only the best grapes of these blocks are used to make this flagship white wine. Expect a vibrant golden hue with ripe quince and baked apples, hints of marzipan and toasted brioche with a subtle herbal note of nettles intertwined in perfect balance right through to the complex, generous finish.
Tokara Director's Reserve Red
A Bordeaux-styled blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot with an intense deep garnet colour, stunning clarity and classic heady notes of cassis, black berries and dark cherries punctuated by a slight herbal lift and freshness, hints of tomato puree and tomato leaf and a typical etching of mint which is indicative of its origin that lingers on the finish.
Tokara Reserve Collection Sauvignon Blanc
The aromas are fresh and opulent. Packed with notes of guava, passion fruit, quince and hints of lemon grass and dried herbs. The flavours on the palate is reminiscent of the aromas, it is full, rich and textured with a lingering dry chalky finish.
Tokara Reserve Collection Chardonnay
The wine has a vibrant golden straw colour. The nose has intense aromas of lemon blossom, citrus preserve and ripe yellow fruits. Subtle oak is evident by hints of roasted almonds and fresh toast which underpin the vibrant fruit aromas.
Tokara Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine displays a stunning deep garnet colour with a vibrant ruby red rim. The aromas are that of pure Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon. Packed with dark berries, cocoa powder with hints of dried herbs, and eucalyptus. The palate is full and rich reminiscent of the aromas on the nose. The mid-palate is full texture with sweet fruit, toasted oak and vanilla. This leads to a dry spicy lingering finish.
Tokara Reserve Collection Syrah
This wine has a stunning inky deep plum colour. The nose has intense dark heady notes of ripe plums, cassis and blueberries. There is a stunning perfume of violets and all spice. The palate is packed full of ripe black and red fruit flavours the mid-palate is full and rich and the finish is dry and lingering. The tannins are chalky and mouth coating without being dry and aggressive. The wine is beautifully balanced between being ripe in flavour yet fresh and elegant.
Tokara Sauvignon Blanc
Bright straw with enticing overtly tropical fruits such as guava, papaya and passion fruit layered with a herbal, asparagus, nettles and fresh cut grass character delivering rich mouthfilling flavours that finish with feisty freshness and pleasing fruity length.
Expressive citrus and floral aromas with underlying notes of brioche, vanilla and a hint of toasted almonds leads to generous pineapple, grapefruit and lemon zest flavours on entry with a broad and creamy mid-palate that freshens to a pristine dry citrus finish.
Tokara Cabernet Sauvignon
Dark and brooding with heady aromas of dark fruits, cocoa and cedar that follow through with intense dark berry fruits with a hint of savoury intrigue supported by ripe tannins and well tethered oak spice finishing with sumptuous concentration and length
Deep ruby in colour with perfumed hints of violets, Chinese 5 spice, blueberries and mulberries as well as red berry fruits. The palate is packed with a gorgeous concentration of berries with a juicy mid-palate with a stunning finish of white pepper spice and chalky dry tannins.