Harvest and packing
As soon as the grapes reach their optimal sugar-acid ratio, the harvesting process starts. The grapes are tasted, tested and then harvested early in the day to avoid the midday heat. The grapes are then transported to the packing facility where they are pre-cooled, sorted and packed according to size, colour as well as the end client’s specifications. The packed cartons are then placed into cold storage where the fruit is cooled to 0.5OC. Once this core temperature is reached the fruit is then transported to Cape Town by truck where it is packed into a refrigerated container and shipped to the end destination and customer. The cold chain is never broken during transportation, ensuring a fresh product and satisfied customer.