Tokara Wine Estate
Tokara Wine Estate
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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TOKARA is a picture perfect destination which offers visitors a unique combination of award-winning wines, brandy and olive oils, a gallery of fine art, a restaurant featuring one of South Africa’s leading chefs as well as a delicatessen.
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  • James
    Pretoria, South Africa3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Layman review
    Very scenic place, the view of Table Mountain was amazing. They had a mechanical clock running which I found fascinating. The restaurant wasn’t serving dinner that day so we had to go somewhere else. The wine tasting was great though
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 6, 2023
  • maui1728
    Boston, Massachusetts117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Save the best for last!
    Chimney was incredible as a server. He brought us all kinds of wines and olive oils to try. I wish they would ship the olive oil back to the USA, but they do not, only wine. This was our last stop of the day and the best stop of the day. Thank you for a memorable experience.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 9, 2023
  • Christina O
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Favourite vineyard in Stellenbosch!
    We visited this vineyard as a little detour from the Vinehoppers vineyard tour (it’s not in the original itinerary but the guide recommended us to go here), and absolutely loved it. The cool buildings with the beautiful views and scenery felt serene and calm despite the fact that the tasting room was full. Try the summer wine tasting (amazing!) and don’t sleep on the charcuterie board - we could have spent all day here!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 10, 2024
  • Marc B
    Montreal, Canada87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful end to the wine harvest season with a romantic long lunch.
    We came for the restaurant and the walk through the grounds while touring the Wine Lands by car. Booking was simple, our reception was warm and prompt and we sat a table overlooking the vineyard. Every wine we had over the long lunch was excellent. We were easily offered to taste a few choices before deciding on a glass. The food was artfully presented, delicious and original. Walking through the estate on the sunny afternoon finished the meal perfectly before sitting in the vehicle. Why describe the grouds and art collection when there are so many beautiful photos?
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 7, 2024
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ducktrio
Mönchengladbach, Germany353 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We recently went to Tokara for a wine and olive tasting. The olive tasting was VERY disappointing especially when comparing it to Morgenster, where we had been 2 days before. They give you the platter with the oils and a written card, that's it. We asked for some extra bread and were told, that they don't normally do this but will make an exception. The wine tasting was not much better. R75 for 2 wines! The server told us where the grapes are grown and which food they are best drunk. Gone seem to be the days when doing a wine tasting was fun and interesting. Tokara seems to be mainly geared towards tourists now and guests that enjoy wine. We won't be returning;-(
Written February 26, 2020
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Kees889
Amstelveen, The Netherlands37 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The view is still excellent. Flagship tasting is disappointing, because 120 rand for 3 variaties is too much, especially when they just give you the last bit of the bottle of the directors reserve, and then fill it up with the last bit of another bottle. To my opinion the quality of the wines is also less since Miles Mossop left. Better tastings nearby.
Written February 24, 2020
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Ronan G
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
The prejudice and bigoted undertone of this place were very very evident. The patrons of your restaurant should welcome people into your establishment. I do not understand how you allow your staff to make statements like "The Delicatessen is less expensive" and trying very evidently to make sure that we don't sit in that restaurant. This gives us the impression that our money here will be no good here. Furthermore, the very fact that we had an infant made us feel that they wanted us to leave as soon as possible, even before entering the restaurant. Two of your very sneaky patrons were trying to persuade us to leave your establishment and succeeded in doing so.

It is very disappointing that we live in the 21st century and feel like behavior like this should none existant in businesses like this. I will not be buying your wines for the foreseeable future. Please teach your staff to be more humble and welcoming to all people and not judge a book by its cover!!!
Written October 3, 2022
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MVDL
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Pls be aware that the restaurant, delicatessen shop and winetasting area are from different owners. This means that they have different prices for the exact same products i.e. the wine guide. The restaurant does not do wine pairing during lunch.
Written September 23, 2022
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Angelique
Polokwane, South Africa15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
Exceptional wines. Definitely on the top of our list. Warm, accommodating service from our attendant Mr. Fennel. He absolutely went out of his way to consider my softer, more gentle liking for the white wines as he did for my fiancé, who acquires a rather deep, wooden, warm taste for red wines. A romantic vista with a lover of beautiful landscape and the lover of life. An absolute treat to your soul.
Written December 23, 2021
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Andrewschweg
32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Albeit that we only arrived at 4.30 pm and the wine tasting closes at 5.30 pm, service was unfortunately poor and staff clearly tired as we were rushed through the tasting. We have previously visited Tokara and had an exceptional experience so were really disappointed. The Brandy XO was delicious and we bought a bottle!
Written January 7, 2020
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Christina O
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We visited this vineyard as a little detour from the Vinehoppers vineyard tour (it’s not in the original itinerary but the guide recommended us to go here), and absolutely loved it. The cool buildings with the beautiful views and scenery felt serene and calm despite the fact that the tasting room was full. Try the summer wine tasting (amazing!) and don’t sleep on the charcuterie board - we could have spent all day here!
Written March 10, 2024
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Stephen Morris
Dubai, United Arab Emirates47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
What a spectacular view from the terrace to enjoy their superb wines.
Extremely professional service,from the initial email communication, thank you to Rob Olsen, to the friendly informative wine tasting journey provided.
Tokara was recommended to me as a must do on my wine lands tour, I certainly wasn't disappointed.
Written March 22, 2022
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D&R Travels
Belfast, UK68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We had visited Tokara in the past but had initially thought of stopping for coffee, as we walked in we decided to avail of the wine tasting experience, so glad we did .
Our sommelier was knowledgeable, humorous and enhanced our wine tasting visit.
The views overlooking the olive trees are stunning .
We purchased some wine, olive oil, balsamic, branded glasses and left with pleasant memories of an enjoyable afternoon.
Written March 5, 2023
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Tania G
Paphos, Cyprus14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We visited Tokara yesterday and ordered the reserve and premium wine tastings. It started okay, but we waited very long to taste the final wines, and the waiter literally poured the last wines of our tasting into the wine glasses that we used for the white wine. My glass still had wine inside when he poured the last wine. It's so disappointing to see such shabby service at a winery like Tokara. When I went to pay for the tasting, the waiter even added a line to the bill in pen, saying the tip was not included. I was shocked!
Written August 18, 2023
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