In the early 1980’s most of the area’s agricultural production consisted of annual cash crops and raisin production. The first cartons of table grapes were produced for both the local and the export markets in 1984 and the Dippenaars also started planted their first few hectares of Thompson Seedless grapes in the same year.
Alwyn Dippenaar, the eldest son, joined the farm in 1996, followed by Pieter in 1998. Paul Dippenaar Jnr, the youngest son joined the team in 2003. Between the brothers, today they own and manage six production units, namely: Gamcaip, Leerkrans, Weltevrede, Avontuur, Grand View and Bellevue.