The coming months are filled with exciting events that Grapa is hosting, sponsoring or participating in. We wanted to give you a head’s up so that you’ll know exactly where and when you can meet your favourite ARRA people and grapes!

The August ARRA Field Days are right around the corner… If you haven’t done so yet, contact us at to register.

Grapa is proudly sponsoring

In collaboration with Grapa, Grapasa, the territorial representative for the ARRA™ varieties and Early Sweet™ in South America, will be exhibiting at the 1st International Table Grape Congress held by the Association of Table Grape Producers of Peru (PROVID). The event will take place in the city of Ica, between August 23 and 24, 2023. Grapa is proud to be a sponsor of this novel event, where we will be showcasing the new generation of ARRA varieties, with a special focus on ARRA Fire Crunch™. This striking variety has drawn much attention in Peru as a very promising red variety, suitable for the growing conditions in the region. For more details contact Karl Conrads.

It’s been quite a while since the table grape industry has gathered for this influential international symposium. This year, between 26 November and 1 December, the 10th ITGS will be held in South Africa. Grapa and TopFruit (the exclusive territorial agent for the commercialization of the ARRA™ varieties and Early Sweet™ in Southern Africa) will be sponsoring this peak event. Following the symposium, the attendees will have the opportunity to participate in focused field tours. These will include visits to ARRA commercial blocks, as well as a visit to the TopFruit test block, where the attendees will have a chance to see all that the ARRA programme in South Africa has to offer, including the newest ARRA varieties. Additionally, we will meet the international ARRA varieties’ growers and partners for a festive dinner during the event.
For more details, contact

Exhibitions - around the world in 60 days

Grapa and AVI (the exclusive territorial representative for the ARRA™ varieties and for Early Sweet™ in Europe) are glad to be back as exhibitors at Hong Kong Asia Fruit Logistica. We look forward to seeing you there. We are preparing grapes that will be showcased for you to experience up close. To schedule a meeting, contact us at

Like every year, we can’t wait to meet our friends and partners in this year’s edition of Fruit Attraction, Madrid, just as the season nears its end in the Northern Hemisphere, and right before the season starts in the Southern Hemisphere. Grapa and AVI invite you to join us at our stand to discuss and enjoy the ARRA varieties’ grapes that will be presented from near and far.

To schedule a meeting contact us at

This year in Anaheim, CA between October 19-21, our partner, Giumarra Vineyards and Companies will be exhibiting. Drop by their stand to see their California grown ARRA varieties. For more information please contact

Lately in the news

Some big grapes and even bigger smiles

ARRA Sweeties were recently featured in Fresh Plaza Magazine, where Australia’s Romeo’s Best describe the successful season and great potential ahead. Click here to read more.

Legally Binding

Grapa Varieties’, major victory for intellectual property rights protection has recently made the headlines. Click here to read more about the uncovering and halting of the illegal shipment of Early Sweet™ from Egypt to Italy.

With such a vast choice of grape events, locations and dates, we know we’ll see you somewhere, sometime, very soon!

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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.