What better way to close the year than by taking a look back at some of the highlights of 2018. Did we have a great year? We’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

Expanding Possibilities

This year’s international exhibitions provided the perfect platforms for the Grapa team to show off the ARRA™ varieties. The ARRA grapes made their first appearance of 2018 at Fruit Logistica, Berlin, followed by Fruit Logistica in Shanghai and Hong Kong, PMA Fresh Summit in Florida and Fruit Attraction, Madrid.  Great exhibitions!

Distance Learning

WorldwideUndoubtedly, the ARRA field days and technical seminars are an integral part of the ARRA programme worldwide. 2018 saw the ARRA technical teams spreading their expertise and knowledge across the world, with ARRA field days and seminars in  Egypt, Peru, Australia, Brazil, Namibia, Chile and of course, California.

Have passport, will travel

This year, our suitcases didn’t stand empty for long and 2018 found the Grapa team travelling extensively. Always the best part of our travels is meeting the ARRA growers in their natural habitat – the vineyards, where we are lucky enough to witness first-hand their efforts, dedication and enthusiasm for the ARRA programme.

Past, present and future

Looking back, 2018 saw the strengthening of the ARRA programme worldwide, with new growers, major extensions and promising new varieties just around the corner.
We look forward with optimism and excitement to 2019 and we wish you all peace, joy and prosperity for the year ahead.

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ARRA Cherry Crush™

The Crush Everyone’s talking about!

Tony Calvillo, Vice President of International Business Development, Dayka & Hackett LLC, shared: “Today, we visited the ARRA Cherry Crush—a grape variety that exceeds the expectations of growers, consumers, and retailers alike. We are thrilled to witness its remarkable potential. Boasting an alluring cherry colour, impressive size, abundant production, and a perfect balance of taste and crunch, ARRA Cherry Crush creates a mutually beneficial scenario for discerning producers, consumers, and retailers.”

ARRA Fire Crunch™

Igniting the senses

Just in time for the festive season, the inaugural batch of ARRA Fire Crunch™ made its way from Peru to the USA. Karl Conrads, founder, CEO of Grapasa accompanied the first year vines from budbreak all the way to Walmart facilities in Los Angeles.

Don’t miss the footage, showing this landmark arrival, now the sky’s the limit.

ARRA Passion Fire™

Sharing the passion – Right now in Southern Africa:

“It’s a great, beautiful grape, we are having a great time packing it.” shares Gabriel Viljoen of G.P. Viljoen Farming

We’ve heard other growers excited about this year’s performance.

“The ARRA Passion Fire was probably the most beautiful red grapes around on our farms.”

ARRA Fire Kiss™

Start the season with a Kiss

This year, attendees got a firsthand look at ARRA Fire Kiss™ in Egypt. What stood out was how distinctly different it was from the Flame, leaving no doubt that it is the perfect Flame replacement.