Our Farms 2017-12-04T14:24:03+00:00

Our Farms

Location

All six farms are situated along the Orange River in the lower Orange River region of the Northern Cape. They are at Blouputs and Augrabies, which are respectively 140 and 100km west of Upington, the largest town in this region. (This is also close to the famous Augrabies Waterfalls and the Augrabies National Park). The region along the Lower Orange River is known as the Green Kalahari and is bordered by the Kalahari Desert to the north.

Although the farms are only 40km apart, the Blouputs Valley has a very different microclimate to the farms at Augrabies and this makes it possible for the group to extend their production season as well as spread their risk due to localised adverse weather conditions.

The hot, arid climate, fertile soils and the abundant fresh water of the Orange River make it possible to produced crisp, sweet grapes at the start of the South African production season.

Gamcaip

GPS Co-ordinates: 

28°30’13.56S
20°09’15.98E

Hectares under production:

42ha

PUC Packing Number:

A0002

Gamcaip was the first farm bought by Paul Dippenaar Snr in 1982. The name Gamcaip is a Khoisan (the name of a local tribe) word meaning fountain in the stream. The fountain is clearly visible in the middle of the river.

When the farm was bought there were no table grape vineyards on the farm. Over the years table grape vines were planted and today there are 42 hectares under grape production on this fully developed farm. The main varieties are Prime, Flame Seedless, Thompson Seedless, MIDNIGHT BEAUTY® , Melody, Krissy and Ralli Seedless

Leerkrans

GPS Co-ordinates:

28°29’02.28S
20°07’09.41E

Hectares under production:

22ha

PUC Packing Number:

A0376

In 1992 Paul Dippenaar Snr bought Leerkrans and at the time of purchase there were rotational crops and raisin vineyards on this 22ha farm. Today this is a fully planted table grape farm and it produces Prime, Melody, Thompson Seedless and Sugraone.

Weltevrede

GPS Co-ordinates:

28°28’19.29”S
20°05’51.59”E

Hectares under production:

35ha

PUC Packing Number:

A6108

In 1998 Dippenaar Boerdery bought Weltevrede and at the time this farm was completely undeveloped. Weltevrede has since been fully developed from scratch and today this 37 ha produces Prime, Flame, Thompson Seedless, Arrafifteen MIDNIGHT BEAUTY®, Ralli Seedless, Timco, Krissy and Sugraone.

Avontuur

GPS Co-ordinates:

28°28’26.02”S
20°06’20.42”E

Hectares under production:

37ha

PUC Packing Number:

A0376

In 2001 Dippenaar Boerdery bought Avontuur. This farm is also 35ha in size and produces Prime, Sugraone, Timco, MIDNIGHT BEAUTY®, Ralli Seedless and Krissy.

Grand View

GPS Co-ordinates:

28°40’38.30”S
20°25’16.88”E

Hectares under production:

50ha

PUC Packing Number:

A7270

In 2012 Alwyn and Pieter Dippenaar bought Grand View. At the time the farm had 33ha under production and produced Prime, Flame, Thompson Seedless, Red Globe and Sugraone. Since then the vineyards have been expanded by a further 17ha and at 50 ha this is now the largest of the farms within the group. It also has the potential to expand by a further 100ha.

Bellevue

GPS Co-ordinates:

28°41’39.76”S
20°25’52.36”E

Hectares under production:

50ha

PUC Packing Number:

A7779

This farm was purchased by PJ Dippenaar and Sons in May 2015. The farm produces Prime, Flame, Sugraone, Thompson Seedless and Red Globe.

This recently new acquisition purchased together by the three brothers is exciting as it has the potential to develop a further 50ha of vineyards in future.