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.
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 [...]