The winery, on the R310 outside Stellenbosch, is nestled among vineyards and olive groves on the crest of the Helshoogte Pass with sweeping views across False Bay and all the way to Table Mountain.
Tokara prides itself on making wines that are site specific. Even though vineyards were initially planted on the southern slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain at the Stellenbosch property, two other farms, Highlands in the Elgin district and Siberia in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus, were additionally acquired. In doing so Tokara is able to produce wines which express the distinct characteristics of these three prime wine producing regions.
The wine has a vibrant golden straw colour. The nose has intense aromas of lemon blossom, lemon zest and honeysuckle. The underlying notes of toasted brioche and roasted almonds are heady and intense. The wine inters the palate full and rich in flavour emulating the aromas on the nose. The flavours are reminiscent of lemon drops and white pepper with a rich creamy mid palate from the ageing on the lees on barrel. The finish has toasted almond and spicy notes with a stunning freshness that lingers forever