Tokara EVOO Ranks Among World’s Best

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Tokara’s award-winning extra virgin olive oil

In case you don’t know what EVOO stands for, it’s for extra virgin olive oil. Easy, see? And if you don’t know what Tokara’s EVOO is all about, well, best you get yourself some and give your tastebuds the ride of their life. Tokara EVOO truly is the nectar of the gods and to prove it, it is the only South African award winner in the world’s leading olive oil guide, the Flos Olei.

TOKARA, the family owned Stellenbosch wine and olive oil farm, has been ranked amongst the best in the world in Flos Olei 2020, the authoritative international guide for extra virgin olive oil (EVOO).

The only South African olive oil producer to make the special awards list in the 2020 guide, TOKARA won ‘The Best’ award for its Premium EVOO as the top blended oil in the Light and Fruity category.

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Olive harvest, Tokara
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Tokara cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil
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Tokara cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil

This comprehensive annual 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.

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Tokara extra virgin olive oils, sold at the estate tasting room
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Tokara olive oil master Gert van Dyk

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. TOKARA 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. You’ll find notes of olive leaf, rocket, artichoke and a lovely herbaceous character.

The farm’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.

Visit the TOKARA Delicatessen for complimentary olive oil tastings and purchases. For a more structured, guided olive oil tasting experience, visit the TOKARA Tasting Lounge. Bookings are advisable. Call Tel: 021-8085900.

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Tokara Premium extra virgin olive oil


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