Tokar Estate Restaurant
Restaurants - Coldstream, VIC
Come and Enjoy some of the finest food and wine in the Yarra Valley this side of the Mediterranean.
With majestic sweeping views of the Yarra Valleys finest vineyards, surrounding mountain ranges, stunning skylines and set in the picturesque dress circle of the acclaimed Yarra Valley, Tokar Estate is an ideal location in which to relax.
When Leon and Rita Tokar purchased the property of Tokar Estate in June 1995, the land was covered in thistles, tussock grass and snakes. The plan was initially to produce grapes for their own consumption only – “to play at making wine ourselves, for ourselves”.
However, the fabulous positioning of the site coupled with the extremely fertile soils made it an ideal location to undertake a modest planting of Pinot Noir. With that, Leon Tokar’s vision was born and in 1996 the Vineyard itself was establishedin the Yarra Valley, with 30 acres under vines and producing premium fruit by 1998.
Our wines soon developed a following, and more space was needed. In 2003 we opened our Mediterranean inspired cellar door and restaurant. The food today is prepared and served by professional chefs and restaurant staff, but the philosophy remains the same.
Our family’s love of sharing good food, wine and company continues. We still manage and work in both the cellar door and restaurant.