The Tokar Estate label was launched in 1999. My parents pride themselves on their traditional European hospitality, and they were soon hosting customers alongside family and friends in a makeshift cellar door in their house on the property. Tokar Estate wines could be enjoyed with platters, coffee or Rita’s home baking – at the bar or on the patio behind the house.
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.
Headquartered in Melbourne - one of the most liveable city in the world, Riversdale Fine Wines(RFW) is an omni-channel fine wine expert specialising on premium wine brands from wine regions throughout Australia, including well-known and hidden treasure regions. Our offices in Melbourne, Adelaide, Shanghai and Guangzhou, give us first hand and latest market intelligence on the ground, directly from suppliers and consumers and also enable us to provide top quality trading and integrated logistics service.
At RFW, we have made promoting premium Australian wine our mission since inception. We strive to provide the most comprehensive and brand orientated marketing and education strategy for brands both small and large, covering online and offline channels. Our RFW Club has been providing educational experience and tailored service to consumers through events in various formats. We have been Wine Australia trade specialist for multiple years and were among the first to provide Wine Australia Education programs, Barossa Wine school courses and Rutherglen fortified Master Classes to consumers in Australia and China.
We have built a close relationship with government, our university partners, top influencers and KOLs in the industry to promote premium Australian wines. In 2017, Riversdale Fine Wine was awarded as the Best Wine Importer of the Year by RVF China and Best Boutique Importer by Wine100 in the following year and 2019.