Children from the Beukes family, owners of Modderdrift, enjoying the early Starlight seedless grapes in the vineyards at Modderdrift. ---- Modderdrift featured in Landbou Burger in a news article about the earliest Hex River grape harvest ever ---- On 12 December, Modderdrift was featured in an article about the earliest ever start to the grape season in the Hex River region in the Landbouburger agricultural supplement of the Die Burger, the leading daily Afrikaans language newspaper. The article appeared in both the printed paper version and the online version of the publication. [...]
Staff in the pack house at Modderdrift proudly show the stunning Starlight Seedless grapes. FLTR: Alice Filander, Monadia Arendse and Juleen Olyn. ---- UK retailers welcome early Hex River grape harvest ----- On 12 December 2019 Modderdrift Estate was featured on the prominent Freshplaza International online fruit news publication quoting Jacques Beukes as follows: “For the first time ever, grapes are picked on 11 December in the Hex River Valley,” says Jacques Beukes of Modderdrift Boerdery, a table grape grower-exporter outside De Doorns in the Western Cape. Follow link below [...]
Healthy young vines at Modderdrift's De la Haye production unit at Orchard in the Hex River Valley During the winter of 2019, Modderdrift bought an additional production unit in the Hex River Valley. Until recently this farm was called Riverside but as it is in fact a portion of the larger original De la Haye Farm in the Orchard area, we have renamed it back to the original De la Haye. This property is 42ha in size and borders directly on Modderdrift Farm at Orchard. We have been working hard [...]
Agri Western Cape President Cornie Swart (left) presents Jacques Beukes with an honorary award from Agri Western Cape. ---- Jacques Beukes has served as a regional representative on the Agri Western Cape board for the past four years. In March 2019 he completed his term as respresentative and as a token of appreciation for his commitment and contributions to Agriculture in the Western Cape, he was presented with an honourary award by Agri Western Cape President Cornie Swardt. "Jacques' leadership and example as a progressive young farmer, [...]
Jacques Beukes (left) and Eugene Beukes in the foyer of Modderdrift's new Brandwacht pack house. The team at Modderdrift is really excited about the completion, launch and successful functioning of the Brandwacht pack house. "Starting our new harvest at Brandwacht and packing the first grapes in our newly completed pack house has been an remarkable achievement and the realisation of much planning," says Modderdrift Head of Marketing Jacques Beukes. "We are really pleased to see this vision realised and would like to thank all service providers that helped us to [...]
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On 7 January Modderdrift inaugurated and started packaging their grape harvest in their newly constructed table grape packhouse situated at ther production unit at Brandwacht. This state-of-the-art facility includes the latest pack house technology and is beautifully situated on the lower slopes of the Brandwacht Peak. The pack house currently has 68 packing stations and employes 360 people. It has a further capacity for 102 packing stations and to employ 500 people.