Tokara Extra Virgin Olive Oil wins two Gold medals in Los Angeles

Tokara, the acclaimed family owned Stellenbosch wine and olive estate, set the gold standard for South African olive oil by winning two gold medals for its flagship Premium Blend in the 2022 Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition.

In addition to the cachet of gold, Tokara Premium EVOO was the only South African oil to be awarded Best in Class taking top honours in the Robust category.

The California-based international competition now in its 23rd year, received over 500 entries from producers across the globe including Africa, the Americas, Italy, Greece, Spain, Turkey and Japan.

“Judged Best in Class at an international competition in the USA is proof yet again that South Africa is a producer of world class olive oil. Kudos to Gert van Dyk and his incredible team in the Tokara Olive Shed and our orchards,” says GM Karl Lambour.

Tokara enjoys recognition as one of the country’s top EVOO producers after embarking on its olive oil journey in 2000 with primarily Tuscan varieties. The award winning, top tier Tokara Premium EVOO is carefully blended to bring together the best characteristics of Coratina, Leccino, Frantoio and Mission olives. You will find notes of olive leaf, rocket, artichoke and a lovely herbaceous character.

Tokara EVOOs span the complete olive oil taste spectrum from mild to more robust. Five cold pressed EVOOs – two single variety oils as well as two more intense multi-varietal blends, and an unfiltered blend – make up the collection.

Learn more about this superb range by participating in a guided EVOO tasting in the Tokara Tasting Lounge. Bookings are advisable by emailing or call Tel: 021-8085900. For online purchases visit


Issued by: GC Communications                
Contact: Gudrun Clark              
Tel: +27 (0)21 462 0520

On behalf of: Tokara Wine & Olive Estate      
Contact: Suzanne van Dyk

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