Tokar Estate – Yarra Valley VIC
Tokar Estate is a family operated winery and vineyard, founded by Leon and Rita Tokar in the Autumn of 1995. The winery is located on Maddens Lane, between Oakridge, Yarra Yering and Coldstream Hills.
The wines at Tokar Estate are made by accomplished winemaker Martin Siebert. Marty joined the Tokar Estate team in 2012, bringing with him a wealth of winemaking experience and a passion for creating quality wines.
Martin claims it was the time spent working in New Zealand and France (Burgundy) that’s had the biggest impact on his winemaking approach. He spends much of his time in the vineyard to ensure the fruit is of the highest quality, then once the fruit is picked and readied to be made into wine, it almost makes itself.
“Burgundy in particular taught me a huge amount about the importance of the vineyard site and how the wines should speak of where they were grown. Great wines can only be made from great sites so I was delighted to jump on board with Tokar Estate, as I knew the site was bursting with potential.”
Martin has previously completed vintages at; Benjamin Leroux (Burgundy, France), Pegasus Bay (Canterbury, N.Z.), Yarra Yering (Yarra Valley), Coldstream Hills (Yarra Valley), Granite Hills (Macedon Ranges), Carlei Estate (Port Phillip).