What is a Grape?
A grape is a fruit, botanically a berry, of the deciduous woody vines of the flowering plant genus Vitis. Grapes are a non-climacteric type of fruit, generally occurring in clusters.
Where Can I Find Grape In South Africa?
Our South African grapes are grown in the Western Cape region. Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town and surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, the Breede River Valley is responsible for a large portion of South Africa’s total wine production.
Do grapes come from South Africa?
Harvest Festival, throughout Western Cape
South Africa’s summer heralds a busy period in the Western Cape. Not only do the grapes need to be picked, the harvest needs to be celebrated. In times gone by, grape stomping was just as much a part of the production process as the picking.
Why are grapes so expensive in South Africa?
Van Niekerk says most grapes are imported from Spain and Egypt when they are out of season in SA.
Imported grapes tend to be more expensive because of international prices, global shipping costs, issues at South African ports, processing and labeling costs as well as distribution costs.