Dippenaar Choice Fruit is pleased to announce that all our pack houses have passed the latest audit for BRC Global Standard Food Safety Version 8 and received AA grade. We are very proud of our HACCP team, as the HACCP implementation requires dedication and hard work and a great deal of patience. Our accomplished HACCP team, featured above are from [...]
The construction of a new pack house and cooling facility is currently underway at Weltevrede. This facility will be equipped with the latest MARCO packing technology and will have the capacity to pack 40 tons per day.
Eighteen months ago we engaged with specialists in planning for our future energy needs. This was not driven only by the lack of continuous availability from the national grid, but also due to the increasing energy costs and our commitment to lowering our carbon footprint and to farming more sustainably. This has been a lengthy process, starting with the [...]
During the current winter off season, we are continuing with the vineyard block renewal process. We are undertaking the following renewals: Grand View: We are replacing the Magenta block with Navsel 1 from SNFL. Bellevue: We are replacing a block of Sugraone with Timpson™ Gamcaip: The Krissy™ block is replaced with Timpson™. And we are also replacing old Prime vines [...]
The Orange River was in flood in February, with 3500 cubic meters water flowing over the Augrabies Waterfalls (pictured above). Although this massive body of water provided a truly spectacular sight, it was also extremely destructive to farms on the riverbanks as many vineyards suffered severe flooding. Fortunately, we only suffered a few cracks along the riverbanks which required repairs [...]
Above: An example of the decay caused to our crop due to the heavy rains in our region during harvest. This is Thompson Seedless. Post-harvest report Our 20/21 season kicked off with a very cold winter and good rainfall in the Western Cape. Soon after bud break, a record crop was forecasted with even bud break and good fertility. The [...]