Meet the Nursery; this week we are pleased to present a feature on ARRA™ licensed nursery in Peru, Vivero Los Vinedos. 

All in the Family

Vivero Los Vinedos SAC is a family business founded in 1994 by Mercedes Auris and Juan Munive Olivera. The nursery was initially just four hectares in size and during the first years propagated vine plants for national production of Peruvian agriculture.

Juan Munive Olivera and Mercedes Auris

Vivero Los Vinedos has expanded over the years, opening second and third headquarters in the cities of Trujillo and Arequipa respectively.
In 2007, the nursery marked a milestone in the history of the Peruvian agroindustry by developing in the Piura and Arequipa region and presenting test plots of vines, thereby increasing vine plantations in the northern region and improving the economic and social development of the area. 

Today, Vivero Los Vinedos has more than sixty hectares of mother blocks which produce a supply of pathogen-free plant material and have more than thirty hectares of vines in production in the Piura region for marketing and export.
In addition, the nursery has its own laboratory for producing beneficial microorganisms and a tissue culture laboratory for cleaning the mother block plant material. 

Last year, Vivero Los Vinedos became a licensed ARRA nursery, propagating varieties such as; ARRA 15 (ARRA Sweeties™), ARRA 29 (ARRA Passion Fire™), ARRA 30 (ARRA Sugar Drop™), and ARRA 32 (ARRA Mystic Dream™). By producing these highly productive varieties, VLV is setting a trend in the agro-industrial sector and positioning itself as one of the main options for Peruvian producers.
Evaluations of the ARRA varieties are being carried out to determine their adaptability to the production areas in Peru, thus providing Vivero Los Vinedos clients with the best choices available.

Vivero Los Vinedos team

In November 2018, Vivero Los Vinedos organized an ARRA field day in Agricola Ispana and Agricola Maneulita where the participants learned about the management of ARRA varieties and their great potential for Peruvian agriculture.

Enjoy the show

Vivero Los Vinedos ARRA Field Day

Save the Dates

 

Preparations for this year’s ARRA Open Field Days in California are underway and invitations will soon be sent out. In the meantime, please see the link for the field days

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.