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R310, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
+27 21 808 5900
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The epitome of bad expeiences!

Arrogance and condescension at its worst. After five visits here over the last six or seven years... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert T
Seattle, Washington
Finished last on our list for wine, but first for the sunset view

We showed up at Tokara for a wine tasting a little before sunset. The place itself is gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Richard M
Quebec, Quebec, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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R310, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
+27 21 808 5900
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrogance and condescension at its worst. After five visits here over the last six or seven years - yes I keep hoping that thing will change because of its gorgeous location! - it becomes ever more unpleasant. The view of the management and staff in...More

Thank Robert T
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hi Robert, I'm so sorry to hear about your experience and certainly not the impression we would like to have created. Please accept my sincere apologies, I do hope that you will give us another chance to welcome you to our estate, ensure you have...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

We showed up at Tokara for a wine tasting a little before sunset. The place itself is gorgeous; marvelous decoration/art, huge fireplace; truly is a 5 star establishment. As for the wines we tried; nothing kept our attention. Pretty average I would say. We also...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Very much the most expensive tasting fee we've encountered in Stellenbosch/Franschhoek, by a factor of two or more. Directors Reserve Red is superior and the pours were generous.

Thank WildBillSeattle
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Visited with colleague. Wine tasting requirements were not confirmed by staff, and I ended up being billed double. R150 for sipping 3 wines ? Last time I visit Tokara or buy any of their produce; plenty of other good estates around that are intent on...More

Thank rossvdr
Management response:Responded 1 May 2017

I'm sorry to hear about your experience. If you could contact us directly so that we can arrange for a refund on your double billing (the cost should have been R75 for the three wines) and to get more details on the service you received....More

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This was our 2nd vineyard stop and very different. A modern approach with space, artwork and views. Leroy was very friendly and did an excellent job of explaining each wine and it's processes. The experience was paced well and allowed us time to thoroughly enjoy...More

Thank Vicky J
Management response:Responded 1 May 2017

Thank you for your review, we appreciate the time taken to provide the feedback

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Tokara was a great contemporary wine stop. Their service was good, and they had a great art collection. We completed one of their wine tastings and enjoyed their wines a lot. The view over the vineyards added to the entire experience, worth a visit.

Thank DBMadventures
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Myself and a large group visited here last Monday on a day ling wine tasting. We never did the tasting here as we had done that three years ago. We ate at a table outside the deli and its such a wonderful place to enjoy...More

Thank Hospitalitygav007
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Whenever we take our clients for wine tasting, even if we are on a tight schedule, Tokara always seem to to the list. With a high rating for their red wines, it is a must visit!

Thank Waheed A
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Tokara is one of the upper market wine estates I would think due to it's beautiful views but wine tasting at R100 is not an option for locals, neither is the Restaurant at over R400 for a 3 course meal & the 12.5% gratuity for...More

1  Thank MiloDexter
Management response:Responded 18 March 2017

We are sorry to hear about your experience. We will be introducing alternative tasting options in the near future.

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent dishes, very good service, nice location, very nice wines. We recommend the place very much.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Evie P
How is lunch ????
16 September 2016|
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Response from Culptivated | Reviewed this property |
No lunch that I am aware of but you can arrange a chocolate and tapenade sampler that is fantastic!