The 10th International Table Grape Symposium - 2023

The 10th ITGS (international table grape symposium) was held at the beautiful Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West RSA. Over five hundred delegates (49% international and 51% South African), took part to share and learn from the symposium’s main topic: “where science meets industry”.

Grapa Varieties and TopFruit were proud to be among the sponsors of this peak industry event. 

The ARRA Varieties stand was beautifully organized and managed by the TopFruit marketing team. Every day the stand displayed fresh very early and early varieties from Namibia and the Northern Cape. Everyone at the symposium was talking about the ARRA varieties, the only table grapes available for tasting, thereby clearly showing how early these varieties are. On show were ARRA Honey Pop™, ARRA Passion Star™ ARRA Passion Fire™ and Early Sweet™. Delegates were eager to taste and loved every bite.

The symposium brought together many from all over the world, making it the perfect opportunity to gather ARRA Partners from near and far for an unforgettable evening. This was a wonderful, magical evening, with everything one could ask for: lovely weather, amazing view and perfect atmosphere. Together, at one long table, the ARRA worldwide family enjoyed a special gathering filled with laughter, interesting discussions and delicacies.

Check out our other recent events below:

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.