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 [...]
Exsa producers who received prizes in the competition: fltr - Pieter Joubert (Buffelskraal), Jacques de Kock and Marno Bothma ( De Vlei Boerdery) Exsa producers De Vlei Boerdery and Buffelskraal bagged five of the eight prizes at the annual Hex River Valley Table Grape Block competition. The winners were announced at the gala evening held [...]
Earlier this week Exsa Marketing office staff were willing tasting panelists assisting with evaluation of promising new early red and black varieties. Its all about the taste!
Above: From Left to right - Kate Adams, technologist from Prima Fruit, UK, Liphelo Mpumlwana, technical division Primafruit South Africa, James Pullman from PrimaFruit UK marketing division and Fanie Bekker, General Manager at Verste Stuiwer. PrimaFruit is the UK receiver for our grapes that are supplied to Waitrose. They regularly visit our farms. This photo [...]
Above: Werner Naudé and Reynecke Viljoen of Exsa’s technical division (at left). Behind them from left to right are: Heidi de Villiers of IFG South Africa, Sherif El-Beltagy CEO of Belco Agriculture from Egypt, Exsa grower Leon Viljoen, Dr David Cain, Plant Breeder from IFG, Tertia Marcos, International Business Manager at IFG and Tertia’s father [...]
The Exsa packaging manual has been updated with all the new packing specifications and new packing material required for the forthcoming harvest.