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There are five major growing
regions in South Africa

The difference in soil and climate enables growers to supply the international market from November to May.

The early season is dominated by products from the Northern Province and the valleys of the Orange and Olifants Rivers, followed by grapes from the Berg River Region. The season concludes with supplies from the Hex River Region, where late-season varieties flourish.

Regions Map

NORTHERN PROVINCE REGION

The Bushveld north and west of South Africa’s famous gold fields produces South Africa’s earliest grapes from November to mid-December. Within a stone’s throw of Africa’s big five, Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard, grape growers have established their vineyards in mild sub-tropical regions. The early summer and warm climate combine to produce early maturing varieties.

CHAIRMAN
Gert Smit

gert@hnpieterse.co.za

REGIONAL COORDINATOR
Zettie Smit

zettie@hnpieterse.co.za

Bush Web

NORTHERN PROVINCE REGION

The Bushveld north and west of South Africa’s famous gold fields produces South Africa’s earliest grapes from November to mid-December. Within a stone’s throw of Africa’s big five, Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard, grape growers have established their vineyards in mild sub-tropical regions. The early summer and warm climate combine to produce early maturing varieties.

CHAIRMAN
Gert Smit

gert@hnpieterse.co.za

REGIONAL COORDINATOR
Zettie Smit

zettie@hnpieterse.co.za

ORANGE RIVER REGION

Superior sweetness from the desert land! Water from the mighty Orange River, sunny winter days and hot, dry summers, vines that thrive in rich desert soils, all combine to produce the sweetest grapes imaginable. Prime, Thompson Seedless, Sugraone, Grapaes and Crispy Flame Seedless form the bulk of the crop with a host of new seedless varieties planted.

CHAIRMAN
Willie Du Plessis

willie@omdraai.co.za

REGIONAL SECRETARIAT
Elzaan Lombard

elzaan_orpa@mweb.co.za

Desert Web

ORANGE RIVER REGION

Superior sweetness from the desert land! Water from the mighty Orange River, sunny winter days and hot, dry summers, vines that thrive in rich desert soils, all combine to produce the sweetest grapes imaginable. Prime, Thompson Seedless, Sugraone, Grapaes and Crispy Flame Seedless form the bulk of the crop with a host of new seedless varieties planted.

CHAIRMAN
Willie Du Plessis

willie@omdraai.co.za

REGIONAL SECRETARIAT
Elzaan Lombard

elzaan_orpa@mweb.co.za

OLIFANTS RIVER REGION

Elephants used to roam this valley. The river originates in the floral kingdom of the Cedarburg Mountains, from where pure mountain water flows down through lush valleys and kloofs before reaching famous Namaqualand West Coast.

CHAIRMAN
Nico Greeff

nico@greeffboerdery.co.za

RIGIONAL COORDINATOR
Anneke Stephan

anneke@greeffboerdery.co.za

Coast Web

OLIFANTS RIVER REGION

Elephants used to roam this valley. The river originates in the floral kingdom of the Cedarburg Mountains, from where pure mountain water flows down through lush valleys and kloofs before reaching famous Namaqualand West Coast.

CHAIRMAN
Nico Greeff

nico@greeffboerdery.co.za

RIGIONAL COORDINATOR
Anneke Stephan

anneke@greeffboerdery.co.za

BERG RIVER REGION

The stark peaks of the Du Toitskloof Mountains stands guard over the Berg River Valley, one of South Africa’s premier grape regions, and a valley rich in historical treasure dating back over more than 350 years. The Berg offers the water, and the Cape’s famous mild Mediterranean climate helps to produce mid-season grapes of exceptional quality.

CHAIRMAN
Eurica Scholtz

euricascholtz@gmail.com

REGIONAL COORDINATOR
Liezl Jonker

btpv@mweb.co.za

Rock Web

BERG RIVER REGION

The stark peaks of the Du Toitskloof Mountains stands guard over the Berg River Valley, one of South Africa’s premier grape regions, and a valley rich in historical treasure dating back over more than 350 years. The Berg offers the water, and the Cape’s famous mild Mediterranean climate helps to produce mid-season grapes of exceptional quality.

CHAIRMAN
Eurica Scholtz

euricascholtz@gmail.com

REGIONAL COORDINATOR
Liezl Jonker

btpv@mweb.co.za

HEX RIVER REGION

The Matroosberg towers above a valley that during autumn becomes a spectacle of rich, red and purple colours as the vineyards prepare themselves for the winter rest. Snow falls regularly on the Matroosberg during winter and is central to a unique climate where South Africa grows its mid-season to late-season grapes.

CHAIRMAN
Jacques Beukes

jbeukes@modderdrift.co.za

REGIONAL SECRETARIAT
Trudie Richards

hta@hexvallei.co.za

Hex Web

HEX RIVER REGION

The Matroosberg towers above a valley that during autumn becomes a spectacle of rich, red and purple colours as the vineyards prepare themselves for the winter rest. Snow falls regularly on the Matroosberg during winter and is central to a unique climate where South Africa grows its mid-season to late-season grapes.

CHAIRMAN
Jacques Beukes

REGIONAL SECRETARIAT
Trudie Richards

Mobile: 071 225 1493

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