With sweeping views of the Yarra Valley, award winning wine and a superb Mediterranean-style restaurant, it's hard to beat Tokar Estate for an afternoon or evening out. The winery is the brain child of Leon and Rita Tokar, who originally purchased the property as a weekend retreat from the stress of city living. They took up permanent residence with the completion of their home in 1999. According to Leon, things just gradually evolved: 'we used the new home as a cellar door, the wine flowed as Rita prepared and served delicious light lunches for family and friends. These occasions were not only extremely popular, they were so personally rewarding for both of us that the idea of making wines and meals on a larger scale seemed the next logical step. This resulted in the 'creation' of what we now proudly call Tokar Estate.'
Address: 6 Maddens Ln, Coldstream VIC 3770 Ph: (03) 5964 9585
Restaurant Hours: Sunday - Friday: 12pm to 3pm Saturday: 6.30pm til late Cellar Door Hours: Open 7 days: 10am to 5pm