DCF is very pleased with the results of the past harvest despite the fact that our final figures were 4% lower than the initial September 2018 crop estimate. The season started very late. Mid-season cultivars usually had better fertility. The later volumes resulted in only 40% of total crop packed before Christmas. Peak intakes of 150 000 cartons per [...]
We are very excited to announce that the Dippenaar Group is expanding with the purchase of another farm. Zeekoesteek is a farm which currently has 36ha of vineyards and another 34ha to develop in the near future.
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our young Production Manager and dearest friend, Anna-Lize Botha. We were so privileged to have worked with such an amazing, strong woman, who had such a special connection with her farm workers and a special touch with nature. Anna-Lize taught us values and the importance of [...]
November 2018: Between June and October Dippenaar Choice Fruit was audited by SiZA, the Sustainability Initiative of South Africa. We are proud to announce that all our production units achieved platinum status for this comprehensive and prestigious benchmarking audit! As a result of this excellent achievement, our next audit will only be required in three year's time. SIZA, the Sustainability [...]
March 2018: During 2017 we constructed a new pack house on our Bellevue farm and the recent harvest was the first season that the new pack house was operational. Currently the pack house has two active packing lines, but the building has been designed with the space and capacity to add additional lines as the farm’s productions expand and grow. [...]