The Vineyard

Our award-winning wines are bold and distinctive. They are gutsy, authentic expressions of their terroir. Tokar Estate wines are well structured but retain the elegance the Yarra Valley is renowned for. All our wines are single vineyard and estate grown. They are nurtured from vineyard to bottle by our winemaker, vineyard manager and the Tokar family. For sales, visit our cellar door or online shop.


Our wines have received many accolades, and we believe this is the result of our focus on nurturing wine from the vine to the glass.

The Tokar Estate vineyard was planted in the late 1990s, in the heart of the Yarra Valley’s ‘golden mile’, on Maddens Lane, Coldstream. This sought after area has produced many of the great wines the region is renowned for.

Our vineyard lies on the gentle north-facing slope that runs from the Maroondah Highway to the foot of the Coldstream Hills, surrounded by acclaimed producers like Yarra Yering and Coldstream Hills winery. This subregion is known to be particularly suited to red varieties. We have 30 acres under vine, including Pinot Noir (12.6 acres), Cabernet Sauvignon (5.94 acres), Tempranillo (4.4 acres), Shiraz (4 acres), and Chardonnay (2 acres).


We have never taken our fortuitous location for granted. Rather, we work hard to ensure the quality of our fruit is always improving. Our viticulturalist, Tim Scanlon, manages the vineyard and tends the vines by hand.

Since 2012 we have reduced cropping levels to ensure exceptional fruit is produced, and we have implemented more sustainable vineyard practices, such as minimising herbicide use in order to encourage soil microfauna and native grasses that harbour beneficial insects.