The Exsa year end function was held on 4 November at the Table Bay Hotel. It was a wonderful evening and as always a great opportunity to provide hospitality and express our gratitude to our growers and receivers.
It is a measure of confidence in the future of Exsa and the Table Grape industry when our growers invest in upgrading their infrastructure. This packhouse at De Vlei is currently undergoing a major upgrading and expansion to prepare for future expected production increases.
During September Gert Mans from our Marketing Division and Exsa grower Johan Jordaan attended Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong and also visited markets and receivers in the Far East region. Here they are pictured in a market in Cambodia.
Above: Exsa growers visit the Exsa Imports team at their offices at Spitalfields Market in London. From Left to right:Chris Wilcox, Osman Enabolsi, and Paul Haynes of Exsa Imports, Exsa growers Wessel Lötter (seated), Charl Viljoen, JJ le Roux, Heinz Meissner and Steve Smith of Exsa Imports. Exsa Technical Manager Werner Naudé and Exsa growers [...]
Above: IFG delegation visiting Exsa growers in the Hex River Valley. Here they are pictured under the old oak trees at De Vlei boerdery. From Left to Right: Gabriël Viljoen, (De Vlei), De Witt Kamfer (IFG South Africa), Leon and Reynecke Viljoen (De Vlei), Linda Cain (IFG delegation), Werner Naudé - back (Exsa Technical [...]
Above: Exsa grower Christof du Plessis with Kate Adams at Primafruit in the UK. During March Exsa Technical Manager Werner Naudé and Exsa grower Christof du Plessis visited Exsa receivers in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands to visit the markets and meet with our trading partners in these markets.
From 12 to 19 March Exsa CEO Michael Laubscher and Gert Mans of Exsa’s marketing division visited clients and markets in the Far East. The general feedback from receivers about Exsa grapes is that Exsa delivers a constant, good quality fruit. Receivers were also enthusiastic about most of the new varieties that Exsa has shipped [...]
The Annual Exsa and Organ Donor Friends Golf Day is held annually at Pearl Valley Golf Estate at Paarl on 27 March. The Golf Day raises funds for the Western Cape Organ Donation awareness campaign and is a mainstay on the Exsa calendar. The event has a remarkable history of support from Exsa friends and [...]
Above: Exsa growers and father and son variety evaluation team Leon and Reynecke Viljoen (left and centre) in one of their blocks of Sweet Sapphire on De Vlei Boerdery with Exsa technical manager Werner Naudé.
Table grape delegates to the recent international Sun World conference held in South Africa visit Exsa
Above: Paulo Duarte from Ecosac Agricola in Peru (left) and Trini Diaz Gallego (centre) with Exsa technical manager Werner Naudé. Two of the delegates who recently attended the international Sun World conference held in Somerset West in South Africa earlier during February took the opportunity to visit Exsa. These were Paulo Duarte of Ecosac in [...]