It’s thumbs up at TOKARA as the 2021 harvest kicks off in all earnest with the first Chardonnay headed for the cellar at this esteemed family-owned Stellenbosch wine estate.
All indications point to an exceptional harvest which is good news for wine producers who have had to endure their share of hardship since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic at the apex of the 2020 harvest.
“The preceding months delivered near-perfect conditions for a spectacular season, and we anticipate a very fine vintage indeed – something that our industry needs, not only to lessen the impact of 2020 but to build hope and resilience for the future of an industry that provides a livelihood for so many. Cheers to our compatriots who weathered the storm with us and to an industry we all hold so dear,” says TOKARA GM Karl Lambour.
Every year the Ferreira family joins the operational team in the vineyards for an early morning toast to celebrate the start of the harvest. This year saw the opening of a few bottles of TOKARA’s exquisite 2013 Méthode Cap Classique, a new vintage release at their Tasting Lounge on Valentine’s Day. The third offering of this blanc de blancs crafted entirely from TOKARA’s outstanding chardonnay vineyard in Elgin, spent seven years on the lees to develop its richness and finesse.
“The finest of bubbles, this is most certainly the wine to toast a fantastic harvest 2021,” adds Lambour.
Visit the Tokara Tasting Lounge to sample their fine selection of wines and olive oil. With the easing of restrictions on wine sales during Covid-19 Level 3, the TOKARA cellar doors are open daily for wine tasting and sales from Mondays till Sundays from 10h00 – 17h30.
Visitors to TOKARA during Level 3 may rest assured that the highest level of hygiene and social distancing measures are in place to ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff.