Family-owned Stellenbosch wine and olive oil farm, Tokara, has been included in the Flos Olei 2020 list, which is an authoritative international guide for extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). Tokara won 'The Best' award for its Premium EVOO as the top blended oil in the Light and Fruity category.
The comprehensive annual Flos Olei guide, now in its 11th year, lists 720 EVOOs from the world’s best 500 producers. Available in two versions, Italian and English, and Chinese and English, this international guide is dedicated to EVOO producers around the globe.
Tokara enjoys recognition as one of South Africa’s top producers of world-class EVOO. The farm’s olive oil journey began in 2000 when co-founder Anne-Marie Ferreira decided to produce single variety oils that would set them apart from the handful of South African olive oil producers at the time.
The Stellenbosch farm focuses primarily on Tuscan varieties, each selected for a distinctive character and flavour profile. Four cold-pressed EVOOs are produced – two single variety oils and two more intense multi-varietal blends.
The award-winning Tokara Premium EVOO is carefully blended to bring together the best characteristics of Coratina, Leccino, Frantoio and Mission varieties. There are notes of olive leaf, rocket, artichoke and a herbaceous character.
Tokara's other top-performing blend from the 2019 vintage, the Multi Varietal EVOO, won a Gold medal at the SA Olive Awards earlier this year.