TOKARA WINES AND VINES
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.
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.
One of South Africa's leading fine dining restaurants - the restaurant, situated 400 meters above sea level on top of the Helshoogte Pass outside Stellenbosch, offers its guests terroir focused contemporary cuisine, award-winning wines and dramatic views over Stellenbosch and False Bay. The building housing the restaurant is a Cape architectural icon utilising glass, steel and stone.
The restaurant, established in 2001, was renovated and came under new management in 2010. Multi-awarding winning chef Richard Carstens now leads the kitchen team.
The à la carte menu changes every season, while daily specials offer something new and exciting to returning guests. A new feature of the renovated restaurant includes a bar with a clear view of the hustle and bustle in the kitchen or the sun setting through a picture window.
Helshoogte Pass Road, R310, Stellenbosch, 7600
The restaurant is open for lunch Tuesdays to Sundays and for dinner Tuesdays to Saturdays. Please note: Tokara Restaurant is a non-smoking area.
Phone: +27 (0)21 885 2550
With views of Simonsberg Mountain, abundant olive groves and beautiful vineyards, TOKARA Delicatessen offers a relaxed and child-friendly environment in which to enjoy a delicious breakfast or a light and seasonal lunch. Select a glass of TOKARA’s renowned wine to compliment your meal, while enjoying the sunshine on the deck. Our Deli Shop offers an array of treats for adults and children alike – from TOKARA’s own extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil, kalamata olives and olive paste, to handmade Belgian chocolate truffles, local and imported charcuterie, award-winning South African cheeses and aromatic coffee – all guaranteed temptations!
Whether you are dining at the deli or simply paying a quick visit, TOKARA Delicatessen’s shop is a must-see. Enjoy a complimentary tasting of our TOKARA olive oils and don’t forget to fill a basket with a few essentials for your kitchen at home… Karoo venison, home-made chicken pies, free-range duck breasts, Nico Nel’s Suiderland boerewors, freshly baked bread, gourmet fudge, and authentic Canadian maple syrup are but a few of the many products on offer.
Phone: +27 (0)21 808 5950