Exsa grower Jannie van Niekerk is the production manager for De Vlei Boerdery’s Vaalwater production unit at Trawal. In the recent Olifants River block competition, Vaalwater was awarded third prize in the established vineyard block category. This was for a block of AllisonTM. Congratulations Jannie! Above: Jannie van Niekerk (centre) proudly displays his prize with [...]
Above: Visiting Nufri in Barcelona: (fltr) Nufri buyer Ivan Elias with Dalene le Roux and Wilhelm Joubert of Exsa. ------ During late October Wilhelm Joubert and Dalene le Roux of Exsa travelled to Spain to attend the international Fruit Attraction fresh produce trade fair in Madrid. Fruit Attraction is an international trade show for the [...]
Kosie Laubscher passed away on 10 August after a short illness. This courageous business leader, opinion shaper, community developer and devoted family man had a considerable presence in the Hex River Valley community and the broader table grape industry. He will be sorely missed. Kosie was incredibly proud of Exsa and lived and breathed Exsa. [...]
Photo captions: 1. Exsa grapes packed in compostable inner liners and carry bags for export to the EU. 2. The Exsa compostable bag trial team: Anna Steytler of Superior Packaging (second from left) with Johan Jordaan (left), Wilhelm Joubert (second from right) and Hendrik Rabie (right) from the Exsa compostable packing material team. They are [...]
Above: Exsa CEO Stefan Conradie (right) visiting Gerrit (left) and Peet (centre) van der Berg at Steynmond Farm near Kakamas along the Orange River. As part of Exsa's new CEO Stefan Conradie's settling in process, he has recently visited growers within the company's various production fields. Here is in the vineyards with the Van [...]
Above: A group photo of Exsa growers and the Exsa management team atht eh event. During September Exsa held their annual grower Post-season Feedback and Information Day. The event has been held at Waverly Hills at Wolseley for several years as this is a great venue and centrally situated for our growers from the various [...]
Above: Exsa visits IFG at Bakersfield in California. From left to right: Werner Naudé, IFG breeder Chris Owens, Reynecke Viljoen and IFG chief breeder Dr. David Cain. Exsa variety specialist grower Reynecke Viljoen and technical manager Werner Naudé recently visited California and Spain in the continued quest for popular new varieties suitable for cultivation in [...]
Exsa is proud to announce the appointment of our new CEO, Stefan Conradie. Conradie, (43) has been appointed as CEO, effective 1 September 2018. Stefan has a wealth of experience in the South Africa Fruit Industry and has held management positions in the commercial, organised agriculture and government sectors of the industry. His employment [...]
Exsa grower Carel de Kock wins Olifants River Young Vineyard block division for a third year in a row!
Carel de Kock is the Farm Manager for De Vlei Boerdery’s Spook en Spartel production unit at Trawal. Here he is in the winning young block of Sweet Sapphire that won the prize in the young block division of the annual Olifants River Table Grape Producers’ Association Grape Vineyard Block Competition held in the region [...]
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.